We Knew Bush Couldn't Stand it Much Longer
"AP: WASHINGTON (Sept. 26) - Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son's death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.
Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.
Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was handcuffed, then led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching." ..."
Who among us thought Cindy Sheehan could continue her peaceful protests without eventually getting arrested? I am only surprised it took Bush's goons this long.
Arresting someone for "sitting on a public sidewalk" seems not to be such a gigantic infraction of the law. Who was she hurting?
People like Sheehan and millions of others of us against the invasion and occupation of Iraq pay for public sidewalks with our tax money. We should have a right to sit, or lie, or dance, or jump up and down on public land if we want. It belongs to the people.
And people like Sheehan and millions of others of us against the invasion and occupation of Iraq have a right to demand accountability from our public servants, whom we pay through our tax dollars.
As with her Crawford protest, Sheehan's arrest has cast the Bush administration in an unfavorable light.
He doesn't get it. His people don't get it.
Most Americans have no faith in him as a leader or as a human being.
But Cindy Sheehan, we like.
And now, Bush and his goons have made us like her even more, and him, even less.