Yesterday morning, six antiwar activists were arrested for refusing to leave Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s (D-Garden Grove) office overnight. The previous evening, the office hosted an open house for the community. Now these folks from Military Families Speak Out and Code Pink sought to ask Loretta Sanchez to sign a pledge to stop funding the Iraq Occupation. And when Loretta didn’t sign their pledge, they pledged to stay at the office and cause a scene. And in that latter pledge, they succeeded.
Now I don’t understand why the antiwar activists are angry at Loretta. She has been on our side on ending the occupation. She voted for all the Democratic proposals to end the occupation AND she voted against the final funding bill with no timeline for withdrawal. Oh yes, and she voted AGAINST the original 2002 bill giving The Dubya authorization to use military force in Iraq. So basically, Loretta has been on our side all along. But for some reason, some antiwar activists don’t like her. Why?
Many of these antiwar activists are my friends. I’ve protested with them before at other locations, and I have been supporting their cause. However, I don’t understand why they are going after Loretta, when they could be using their resources against all the OC Republicans who are still voting for more war. Can you help me understand why?
Should these antiwar activists continue protesting against Loretta Sanchez? Tell me what you think.