via The New Britain Herald Unlike the troll in the comments section I don’t think her 15 minutes of fame has passed. If anything her message is more relevant than ever — it’s just harder to criticize the war because many anti-war protesters under President Bush were as much if not more anti-Bush as they were anti-war.
One major point that the Herald reporter doesn’t mention is one Sheehan made about the myth that U.S. and NATO forces are helping the women of Afghanistan. Nothing could be further from the truth. Afghan women find themselves fighting both the Taliban and the NATO forces. The latter is doing nothing to advance the cause of women — if they left, then women would only have to fight the Taliban. [for more, see this entry on Sheehan’s blog].