Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Cindy Sheehan in Ireland

I see US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan met with TDs and Senators outside Leinster House in Dublin today.

Dubbed the ‘peace mom’ by the media, Ms Sheehan’s 24-year-old son, Casey was killed in Iraq in April 2004.

She made international headlines during the summer when she set up permanent camp outside the Texas ranch of US President George Bush to protest over her son’s death.

The stunt won massive publicity and galvanised support for the anti-war movement.

Ms Sheehan will today meet Green Party chairman John Gormley, Sinn Féin TD Aengus O’Snodaigh and Senator David Norris outside the Dáil.

The Californian will also speak at a public meeting at Dublin’s Belvedere College tonight with Rose Gentle, the mother of a British soldier killed in Iraq.

I must say I have to question why this is happening. Why are these three Irish politicians, and I use the term loosely, meeting with Ms Sheehan?

What is with their agenda? Did they happen to miss the findings of yesterday's survey which revealed most Iraqis are optimistic about the future and happy with their government?

O'Snodaigh, Norris and Gormless...excuse me, Gormley, are all a joke. They don't give a damn about the people of Iraq and simply want to further their own anti-Bush agenda.

Get over it.


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