Selfish Protesters Interrupt Presidential Vacation
Sunday, August 07, 2005
(SNN Crawford) Today, U.S. veterans of the Iraq war and mothers of men who died in combat joined an anti-war protest near President Bush’s ranch Saturday. They joined Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, CA, whose son was killed in Baghdad.
This is typical of single minded, selfishness of the anti-war movement. President Bush will only get so much vacation time before he is forced to retire in three years. At the rate he is going, he may not even get in another forty vacations. What’s even more damaging to the presidential vacation is that the President has admitted to thinking about Iraq every day. While it is not known how much time he sets aside for thinking about Iraq, if he does it on vacation, it may take up a significant amount of time.
The President’s vacation was valiantly protected
Fortunately, despite the protest, the President’s vacation was valiantly protected by Secret Service Agents and police officers. After the veterans and mothers who had lost their sons walked a mile in hundred degree heat to be heard by the President, he was even nice enough to send out a couple of White House aids to talk to them, who spoke with Sheehan for 45 minutes in the hundred degree heat.
However, this is not good enough for Cindy Sheehan, who thinks her dead son should get her some sort of special treatment. After her conversation with national security advisor Stephen Hadley and White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin, Sheehan said in an interview that she would continue to seek a meeting with Bush. "I didn't change my mind at all," she said.