Supporters gather at the White House

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 11:00 PM

About 400 people turned out tonight to support Cindy Sheehan with a Candlelight vigil. That, and a dozen protestors or so.

According to Mike Rogers over at PageOneQ, approximately four hundred people showed up in the shadow of the white house to support Cindy Sheehan.

Gilda, a military mother, spoke at the gathering.

"President Bush, we are not radical political extremists as the right-wing media would like to portray us. We are citizens - ordinary mothers and fathers who are fed up with painful and insulting lies. We have carried the weight of your disasterous policy on our shoulders while half of the population has been intentionally or unintentionally ignorant of our plight. For many, it has been convenient to believe they are supporting the troops with their yellow magnets."

My personal opinion on the matter is that Cindy should stay right where she is, and do her thing.

Supporting the troops does not mean waving flags as they head off to war, to die for a lie. Someone once said:

"You can support the troops but not the president"

And that was Tom Delay, when he was talking about Clinton and Kosovo. There are a myriad of interesting quotes diametrically opposed to the current administration and part rhetoric over at The Republic of Dogs.

Cindy Sheehan is making the noise she should be making, and I am proud that someone is doing it.