Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Up Before Dawn

We got an early start this morning so the guys could hit the road before morning rush clogged up the roads. So, I've been drinking coffee - Starbucks Bold Roast Italian - and started a load of towels in the washer. I thought about going back to bed but that never really works out like I hope. So, I'm up and starting my day, too.

Remember that Cindy Sheehan was to appear at an anti-war rally in Germany at our big medical base? Well, she was a no-show and didn't even bother to notify her peeps there that she wouldn't be showing her solidarity. Nice. She claims she was injured by police brutality during her arrest at the U.N. demonstration last week. It would be a normal assumption that if you don't support the military you also would not support your police. She claims police brutality whenever possible, even during her arrest at the State of the Union speech where she was simply lead out of the building and taken away.

Cindy's comrades in Europe sponsoring her trip claimed that if Cindy couldn't make the events in Europe planned then it was due to "the political repression in the U.S. This means that it is all the more important to carry out our events here in solidarity with Cindy." Europe good. U.S. bad.

The groups supporting the troops came anyway and it was a good turnout. Several anti-war people came over to scream in their faces, as the photos show, but the German police sent them to the other side of the street. The pro-troop supporters were very complimentary of the German police and mentioned it was nice that their freedom of speech was protected.

Interesting group of people as finalists for Pulitzer Prizes this year. James Risen for exposing the NSA al-Qaeda eavesdropping program and Dana Priest for telling the world about the existence of secret terrorist prisons in Europe.

Betray your country and endanger our troops at a time of war;
get a prize.

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer

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