"Please ... stop me before I speak again."
Christopher Hitchens has weighed in on the Cindy Sheehan debate. I find myself disagreeing with Hitchens so much of late that I wonder if I haven't lost my mind.
Bush should simply give her the additional face-time she asks, and quick, before she manages to blow the easily-bored American media into a frenzy over this crap. Hitchens disagrees, and though his argument is typically well reasoned, I can't but help hearing it read in a sort of snooty Maggie Smith accent.
"What dreary sentimental nonsense this all is ..."
True. But wouldn't it be better just dealt with? Take the silly woman on a bike ride. Sit down and have coffee with her. Just get her out of the spotlight, for chrissake.
UPDATE: I've removed the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the Secret Service physically assault Sheehan. It wasn't funny to begin with, and now that a Crawford resident vented his anger at Sheehan by driving over part of the memorial she has set up, it's just embarrassing. My apologies.
On the positive side, there's been a glimmer of sense from one counter-protester in Crawford, according to AP:
One woman, who identified herself as an Iraqi immigrant, held a sign across the road from protesters Tuesday that read, "Troop removal = disaster -- keep the promise."