Monday, May 08, 2006

Cindy Shebeast spouting words of wisdom

U.S. activist pressures Canada

Woman who camped at Bush's ranch urges Ottawa to admit deserters and criticizes Afghan mission


OTTAWA -- Canadian soldiers have no business being in Afghanistan and their presence there merely enables the United States to carry on its "illegal and immoral" war in Iraq, prominent U.S. anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said yesterday.

"I believe my country shouldn't be in Afghanistan anyway," Ms. Sheehan said at a news conference on Parliament Hill. "It's never about spreading freedom or democracy or making the world safe, it's about lining the war profiteers' pockets."

"This is an echo of what happened during the Vietnam War."

The activists conceded that current war resisters are different from those in the Vietnam era because they volunteered to serve, rather than being drafted.

However, Ms. Sheehan said, the soldiers are within their rights to desert because many are "lied to" by U.S. military recruiters who tell them they won't have to fight in Iraq. "My son was an honourable, honest person lied to by his recruiter," she said.

Except her son had RE-ENLISTED after serving one tour and was killed in his second tour. I guess he LIED to himself.

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