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Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Mother of All Insanity

Remember Cindy Sheehan? The grieving mother protesting the Iraq War and left-wing cause celebre? Well, she's found a new gig -- protesting with the Muslim Brotherhood. From the AP:

CAIRO, Egypt - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan joined a protest Wednesday seeking the support of Egypt's first lady in ending a military trial of members of the country's largest Islamic organization.

Under the watchful eyes of dozens of black-clad and helmeted anti-riot police, some 50 heavily veiled wives and children of 40 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood detained for the past year, gathered in front of the headquarters of first lady Suzanne Mubarak's National Council Women carrying banners calling for their release.

"I am here to protest the trial of civilians in front of a military tribunal as this is a violation to international law," said Sheehan, who gained fame in the U.S. for her sit-in outside President Bush's Texas ranch following the death of her son in Iraq.

"As a mother of a son who was killed in the war, I presented a letter to Ms. Suzanne Mubarak to realize how those women and children are suffering."

Okay, granted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is no prize -- He's a dictator even if diplomatic niceties prevent too many people from pointing that out. But the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamist group, is hardly better. It's proof of just how nutty and/or naive Sheehan is that she pops up in places like this while Iraq War is still going on.