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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

You're all commies


An outpost of the communist revolution

Atrios posted this up.

Conservative Author Is Seeing Red in America
By Dana Milbank and Alan Cooperman

Wednesday, August 31, 2005; Page A05

Cindy Sheehan: anti-American communist?

That was the accusation coming yesterday from the Heritage Foundation, which hosted author John J. Tierney Jr. for a forum titled "The Politics of Peace: What's Behind the Anti-War Movement?"

Tierney researched the movement for a book and came up with some choice descriptions. "I have to say it is communist," he told an audience at the conservative think tank, also describing the groups involved as "revolutionary socialistic" and "cohorts" of North Korea, Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro's Cuba. "We're really dealing with . . . a comprehensive, exhaustive, socialistic anti-capitalistic political structure," he said.

Tierney, of the Institute of World Politics, identified five groups: ANSWER, Not in Our Name, Code Pink, United for Peace and Justice, and MoveOn.org. He said these groups "come from the Workers World Party" and are an "umbrella" for smaller groups, such as the "Communist Party of Kansas City" and the "Socialist Revolutionary Movement of the Upper Mississippi." Of the last two, he said, "I'm just making these up."

Tierney singled out Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq and who camped out at President Bush's ranch this month to protest the war. "I've never heard of a woman protesting a war in front of a leader's home in my life," he said. "I've never heard of anything quite so outrageous."

Heritage's Dana Dillon introduced Tierney by saying that "the discussion today does not oppose the antiwar movement per se or question the patriotism or loyalty or common sense of Americans on either side of the debate." But the blurb promoting the event on Heritage's Web site said of the movement: "At root, they are anti-American rather than anti-war."

The author said he has "grave, grave problems with the conduct of the operation in Iraq" and wouldn't want to see his 20-year-old son go there. But he said it is "automatic" that anybody who joins a protest by one of the offending groups is supporting communists.



John Tierney, Bronze Chickenhawk winner for his actions at the Heritage Foundation.

He doesn't want his son to be in Iraq, but Cindy Sheehan is a "communist"?

Doesn't he mean Jane Fonda?

I mean, if he's going in the wayback machine, let's go back to 1971 and leave Iraq like we did Vietnam.

If he's worried about communist influence, he should be attacking Wal-Mart. Because there is no group more tied to communists than the Bentonville Hillbillies. They are owned, lock, stock and barrel by the Chinese Government and their factories. When Beijing says jump, Bentonville says how high.

posted by Steve @ 12:06:00 PM

12:06:00 PM

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