Mother Sheehan has called for an end to the troop "occupation" ….
One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied. I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests.
George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power.
She also passed along these words of wisdom:
If George Bush truly listened to God and read the words of the Christ, Iraq and the devastation in New Orleans would have never happened.
Wow. Isn’t that something? Oh the power GWB has … he can control the weather. Amazing.
(Hat tip: Jeff Goldstein)
Oh, she also mentions a "new friend" she has now in Algiers, La. who she’s been helping with ‘aid’ to that particular area (which she distributed from a mosque, BTW). Her "new friend" is former Black Panther member Malik Rahim. Late Friday PM update: Here’s more on Malik Rahim from Powerline.
Friday PM Update: Read more at The Strata-Sphere and RightWing Nuthouse (which lays the smackdown!). John Cole has an interesting photo of Cindy walking arm and arm with a member of the ‘occupying forces.’ John Hawkins weighs in as well.