Cindy Sheehan's anti-Isarel rhetoric


Ben Johnson, writing in Front Page Magazine, explores the background, associates and beliefs of Cindy Sheehan, and finds anti—Israel rhetoric. This woman is unsavory.

Sheehan does not just lay the blame for her son's death on evil America, though. She recently wrote:

my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo—Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel.

Such rhetoric echoes the line being taken by David Duke and his ilk at their most recent recruiting website, neo—cons run foreign policy; neo—cons are Jews; therefore, the war on Iraq was cooked up by a 'cabal' of rapacious Jews to benefit the nation of Israel.

Sheehan also applies dehumanizing rhetoric to 'neo—con' officials in the Bush administration. In an antiwar speech this April, Sheehan said of a well—known Jewish conservative, 'As soft—spoken and sincere—sounding as Paul Wolfowitz is, is there yet any sane adult in this country whose skin does not crawl when this murderous liar opens his mouth and speaks?' She fumed, 'Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power.' It is possible her target is 'merely' capitalism. But her vicious rhetoric leaves open the possibility that she makes room at her altar of hatred for Jews, as well.

Ed Lasky   8 12 05