In an ironic episode that speaks volumes about just how much Mr. bush cares about the sacrifices he has asked other people to make, Ms. Niederer was quickly seized, arrested, and thrown into the slammer for her "offense." She was charged, unbelievably enough, with "defiant trespass."
Once upon a time, people were actually allowed to get up and speak in America, particularly at a public gathering, without being carted away by the police. There was a fairy tale we told ourselves then, called the First Amendment. And what Ms. Niederer did wasn't called "trespassing" then, it was called "democracy."
What a long time ago it was.
Shame on george bush for sending young soldiers off to die looking for weapons of mass destruction that were never there. Shame on him for mouthing idiotic platitudes about how it was all "for our freedom." One would think that, at the very least, Mr. Dvorin's mother would have been free to speak out after such a sacrifice. Yes, one would have thought so. Shame on the republicans who sat by and did nothing while Ms. Niederer was being hauled away, and shame even more on those who called after her, "Your son CHOSE to fight in that war." Fucking shame.
And shame on any of us who do nothing while more young soldiers and civilians on both sides die for nothing.