Monday, August 15, 2005

More Cindy Sheehan

More Cindy Sheehan (my emphasis in bold):

"And the other thing I want him to tell me is 'just what was the noble cause Casey died for?' Was it freedom and democracy? Bullshit! He died for oil. He died to make your friends richer. He died to expand American imperialism in the Middle East. We're not freer here, thanks to your PATRIOT Act. Iraq is not free. You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism. There, I used the 'I' word - imperialism. And now I'm going to use another 'I' word - impeachment - because we cannot have these people pardoned. They need to be tried on war crimes and go to jail."

It is important to couple the removal of American troops from Iraq with the removal of Israeli troops from the Occupied Territories. They are two sides of the same coin, and action is required on both in order to reduce the dangers of terrorism. Research on suicide bombings has shown that the cause of terrorism isn't 'evil', but is simply the military occupation of a country by troops of a different religion. Stop those occupations and you take real steps to end terrorism. Cindy Sheehan is saying things which many people know to be true, but which have no outlet in the mainstream media.