Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Bush Says Cindy Sheehan Will Become a Threat to National Security on Thursday

Cindy Sheehan reported in the Monday edition of her Daily Kos diary that Bush representatives told her if she is still camped out at Bush's ranch on Thursday, she will be arrested as a threat to national security.

The question Sheehan and others have been asking is, Why will Sheehan be a national security threat on Thursday when she was not a national security threat on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday? What is so magical about Thursday?

Of course, it's not about magic at all. And it's not about national security. It's about politics and cowardice.

Thursday Condy Rice and Rummy will be arriving at King George's castle. Sometime either Thursday or Friday King George is going to some kind of fundraiser at the ranch of a local crony. My sources tell me that the only way for King George to get to that ranch from his castle is to drive by Cindy and her supporters. That's right, fellow peasants; King George would have to actually see Cindy.

But that's not the real story. The real story is that the media will be there to record absolutely every movement, every event that happens when King George's carriage goes by. King George has no plans to stop, no plans to talk to Cindy. The media would be there to report and videotape King George driving right on by the throng of peasants and the mother of a fallen hero, snubbing his nose at them as he goes his merry way to the party.

This would not be good for King George in the eyes of his public. In fact, it would be very, very bad.

Bush does not want to look to the television cameras as if he is refusing to meet with and talk to the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq. So he says she's a threat to national security. Anyone surprised?

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