Friday, August 12, 2005

Riddle me this

The LA Times brings up a reoccurring theme of the anti-war movement in an article about Cindy Sheehan:

Antiwar leaders hope that putting the spotlight on Sheehan will motivate Americans who oppose the war, creating a political force strong enough to compel the Bush administration to change course.

Change the course to what? It's not that I agree, or am supportive of their message, I just truly and honestly want to know what the "anti-war" people would like to happen? Complete withdrawal of American troops from Iraq (and Afghanistan)? Because that, of course, would unleash all sorts of hell in the Middle East. The old drumbeat "Bush lied" has gotten just so tired. Ok, what if Bush lied (since evidence to the contrary doesn't stop the accusations) - what NOW? Part of the anti-war movement that is so tiring is the "everything we've done is wrong" wing. Well, ok. Even if that were true, since we don't have a time machine exactly WHAT is it they would like us to do now? What course would they like our President to take?

Besides, of course, Bush sending his daughter's into combat. Because that is really the only definitive action Anti-Bushies seem to be suggesting.