Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Just Say No! (To weighing in on Cindy Sheehan)

In yesterday's Opinion Journal, James Taranto exhibits the sort of classlessness that keeps the lonely libertarian from weighing in on the Cindy Sheehan situation in the first place. (Scroll down to the third headline.)

There's nothing much to say about this, except that our heart goes out to Mr. Sheehan, who has lost both a son and his wife of 28 years.

Mrs. Sheehan has also lost a spouse and a son, but specifically referring to Mr. Sheehan's loss makes a point that the lonely libertarian finds unpalatable. It's a shame that the anti-war crowd is willing to exploit Mrs. Sheehan's loss of her son, but it's even more of a shame for supporters of the war to respond to her in such a personal manner. Emotional exploitation by either side is transparent, and does nothing but serve to make the divide over the war even more personal.


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