This is really a classic of having-it-both-ways feminism. Cindy Sheehan complains about people telling her to take care of her kids have made her a victim of sexism:
We as mothers need to stop buying into the load of misogynistic crap that our children need our constant presence in their lives so they can thrive and grow…It is up to us Moms to make sure our children are whole and safe.
Yet she only has an audience because she’s a Holy Mom. This is one strange woman.
The ultimate question here, leaving aside Sheehan’s hypocrisy, is whether the US is safer in the long run with a democratic regime running Iraq or with Saddam in charge. As long as I can remember, the American left has argued that you can’t have peace without justice, and Saddam was anything but just.
It’s sad that so many of my former comrades have abandoned their principles for cheap shots at the Republican president who beat their candidates at the polls. Democratic elections don’t always produce the results we like, but they’re generally better than the alternatives.
I can only hope that I will live to see a day when the American left breaks ranks with the Buchananite isolationists and returns to its core values.