Sunday, August 21, 2005

Both Sides Grieve

One inevitable result of Cindy Sheehan's protest is that pro-war military families who lost soldiers would want to have their say. There's a counter-protest, down in Texas organied by Gary Qualls, who lost his son in Iraq. He's pro-war and he's letting us know.

And you know what? Fine. I disagree with him, but he's got the same rights as anyone else and I say that his politics, in light of his loss, are completely legitimate.

The right didn't give that same respect to Sheehan. We keep hearing that she's a puppet, that she's a liar, that she's betraying her son's memory -- all sorts of nasty things that she doesn't deserve, spouted by the Michelle Malkins and Bill O'Reillys and Rush Limbaughs who have to destroy what they can't argue with.

I think it's sad that Gary Qualls lost his son in a war of choice. I also respect his feelings on the matter. I think that we'll see the superior character of the left in this instance.


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