Oh, I have. The guys I know fully understand that starting a war in which thousands will die is very serious, and should not be done because one group of chickenhawk profiteers and imperialists want to.
Try asking someone who has been to war and not just someone here posting about it. Ask someone who lost a friend or someone close to them on the battlefield of one of these "needless" wars. Ask them if it dishonors the fallen brother for dying needlessly.
If you know there is a meth lab, let 'er burn. The trouble is that our government KNEW Iraq was no "imminent threat." Big difference. And they misled the people about it, too.
What do you feel about firefighters dying from a meth lab explosion? There is no need to put out one of those fires. It is pointless.
Again, we do not run around invading every nation with corrupt and violent goverments...only those with massive amounts of oil. We've been through this a million times. Iraq was zero threat to us. The threats you speak of could easily be pulled off by a handful of idiots located anywhere in the world.
No need to invade Iraq? Man, I wish I was in your wonderful world where you aren't threatened by people fostering terrorist camps, funding terrorists, and helping terrorists by sheltering them. Those reasons alone are reason enough to invade, let alone the fact that there have been massive graves uncovered that the "innocent" Iraqi leader filled up. But hey, we should mind our business and let the man continue the genocide that region has experienced. You're right, what do we care about what happens over there, it's not bothering us.
I don't know; you tell me.
Is ignorance really bliss?
DaSharkie, I agree with you for the most part. However, the practices you speak of are found on every side of every argument. If people are willing to pay fees to support her, then that's their right. It happens all the time. I don't see the problem there. In and of itself, it doesn't take anything from her message in my opinion. She is obviously not in it to make money.
The only way for this argument to hold water is if it is found that these "greater powers" you speak of also do not believe in their own message, and are in it for a buck, or for attention. There are far easier ways for most of these people (who are already wealthy, anyhow) to make a dollar. I tend to see more of this activety from the right than the left, though. You can't watch Fox News without somebody hawking a book. There's a difference between Sheehan and the vast majority of these guys...she actually has lost something. The crap spread by these people that her son would be ashamed of her, or loathe her for her actions is disgusting. He most likely would tell them to shut the hell up.
I also think that she is allowing herself to be used by greater powers for a greater cause than herself, which cheapens her statements and her broader message.
I have not heard very much of what she has to say, so I don't really know of the specific statements to which you are referring.
Some of the statements that she has made do make me question her respect for the men and women in uniform, which I have posted before.