Actress Sally Field won something for some show no one really watches at some awards show last night. Upon receiving her meaningless award, she had the following to say:
"If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no g--damned wars in the first place," said Field, trying to recover her train of thought while accepting an Emmy for her performance in "Brothers & Sisters." The offending word was bleeped for national airing.
I'm not sure whether this was an endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton's candidacy or a condemnation of it.
Needless to say, just factually, Field is incorrect.
Mariam Farhat, 56, has over the past five years become a symbol of Palestinian motherhood amidst the ongoing terrorist war to eradicate the Jewish state. Farhat has not only given three of her sons for the cause, but has actively participated in their training as well, earning her the moniker "Mother of Martyrs."
Farhat, 56, has strong militant credentials, including an appearance carrying a gun in a video in which she advised one of her sons, Mohammed, on tactics before he attacked a Jewish settlement, killing five Israelis before he was shot dead in the assault on a post in the Gaza Strip in 2002.
Farhat's eldest son, Nidal, was killed in 2003 as he was preparing for another attack. A third son, Rawad, died earlier this year in an Israeli air strike on his rocket-carrying car. Three other sons are still alive, for now.
Maybe this is just freedom-fighting as far as Field is concerned.