August 06, 2005

The Lamentable Cindy Sheehan

There are a few things in this world that really set me off, with abusing children and disrespecting our veterans near the top of that list. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan manages to offend both of those sensibilities by exploiting the death of her soldier-son in Iraq to push her moonbat political agenda.

Sheehan is a walking cliche of Democratic Underground-type talking points, clutching a picture of her son in uniform along with a baby picture as film crews come to make her theater, once again. After riding across the country from (where else?) California to Bush's Ranch in Crawford, Texas in a bus called the "Impeachment Express," she says to waiting cameras:

"I want to ask the president, `Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?" she said, her voice cracking with emotion. "Last week, you said my son died for a noble cause' and I want to ask him what that noble cause is?"

The freedom of 25 million Iraqis, for starters.

Your son Casey Sheehan was a credit his country, Cindy. So are the 140,000+ other fathers and mothers, sons and daughters serving their country in Iraq right now.

I don't know that we can say the same for someone who has made her goal in life the undercutting of their morale and support.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 6, 2005 11:30 PM | TrackBack

Hey, you'd better get your facts straight about who is getting discredited here. Don't try to speak for veterans since you obviously don't realize that she was seen off by the Veterans for Peace at our national convention this morning and was escorted by a few dozen Veterans as well (who, by the way, were forced to walk in the ditch by the road and were not allowed to bring her water in the heat.

Or maybe the fact that veterans are supporting her crusade undercuts your blind and myopic whinings?

Posted by: Schezar at August 7, 2005 12:07 AM

Your organization is an abomination, on par with John Kerry's "Vietnam Veterans Against the War," which you try to emulate. You are an "orange" organization: a little bit yellow, and a little bit red. You represent yourselves only, and are far outside the mainstream of veterans and many civilians as well.

It saddens me to see people such as yourself who would jeopardize the futures of millions of Iraqis and dishonor the lives of 1800+American soldiers given in the name of freedom, just because you so hate the politics of one man. You'd sell out not only our military, but an entire fledgling democracy to score a few middling political points.

You are beyond pathetic.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at August 7, 2005 01:44 AM

Well said C.Y.

Posted by: KurtP at August 7, 2005 09:16 AM

As a veteran of 22 years of military service I completely agree, this woman is only concerned with getting her name in the news even at the expense of slandering the name and service (volunteer) of her son. Some people will stoop below the level of whale poop to get their name in the paper and she's one of those.
If people (traitors)like her (and todays mentally retarded dim-wit party) had been around in the 40's none of us would be free.. Thank God for patroit's like her son, and thousands of young men and women like him...

Posted by: scraprion at August 7, 2005 09:37 PM

I'm stealing this from Blackfive....

Why Was It My Son Had to Die?

To the families of the brave Ohio Marines

Why was it my son had to die,
To preserve some truth? To hide a lie?
Why did my country ask of me,
To sacrifice my hopes so totally?

Why must one home give up so much,
Among the few to feel death’s touch?
Why was it my son had to die?
Please let me know, please tell me why.

Your son died in a valiant cause,
To save our way of rights and laws,
To keep the light of freedom glowing,
To keep the rights of freemen flowing,
To keep our tall torch burning bright
Against the terror, against its night.
Your son gave up his valiant best,
To save our ways, preserve the rest.

True, politics is a darkened art,
Devouring lives of those with heart,
The heart to give their very best,
To serve, protect we helpless rest.
But, Lord, we’re thankful some will serve
We multitudes, who lack their nerve.
They take up arms and fight our foes,
Bearing bloody burdens for our woes.

Why was it my son had to die?
Why must I be the one to cry?
Because you are one of the few,
Who raised a son who truly knew,
Our freedom’s price is paid in blood,
Young men must die to stay the flood,
To keep the terror wolves at bay,
To save us all, preserve our way.

Why was it my son had to die?
Because your son was one fine guy.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

Posted by: David at August 8, 2005 11:40 AM

Well if it’s of any satisfaction, her support organization Code Pink, has a story up on their website saying their camping out in the vicinity of a huge fire ant colony. If you don’t know what fire ants are, trust me, you don’t want to walk past them let alone camp along side them…………………………………..

Posted by: Steve at August 8, 2005 07:15 PM

Mrs. Sheehan's children suffer, and she decides to go off and say "The sky is falling, there is a wolf after me!" Yet the sky is not falling, and there is no wolf.

Saddam and his military tortured, raped, and murdered Iraqi citizens who wanted a chance at a real democracy and real freedom, and not some tin pot dictator that stole money from the food for oil program the UN mismanaged. GWB even said we cannot wait for the proof to show itself, because the proof might be a mushroom cloud or something else. GWB admitted there was no proof, but that Saddam might be working on a WMD program. No WMDs were found, but WMD labs were found. Apparently Saddam was stopped before he could develop a WMD or buy one from another country.

Mrs. Sheehan, you lost a son. I feel horrible for you and every family that lost someone in the Iraqi war. You say the war is unjust, but tell that to Iraqi Immigrants who came to the USA to escape Iraq and Saddam, that your son dying to remove Saddam from power and end the rape, torture, and murder of their love ones was unjust and that Saddam belongs back in power to rape, torture, and murder more of their relatives and friends. Saddam, like you, is a terrorist. You have become a false idol that others are worshipping, this is a sin against God. Your children are suffering and you neglect them, this is a sin against your children and society. You are struck with grief and thinking with emotions, and thus making the wrong decisions. Take a look at all the damage you've caused. There are other ways besides the one you propose and the one GWB proposes. I have one, I'd share it with you, but I cannot tell you anything when you are yelling like a dolt and hiding behind the corpse of your son. Let him rest in peace, take some time off, spend it with your children, and then think again about what you are doing and how your behavior and actions have doomed us all.

Posted by: Orion Blastar at August 22, 2005 03:25 PM

Cindy Sheehan is dishonoring her son Casey in several ways. One way she dishonors him is by omitting what his own views on the Iraq war was and synthesizing her own personal views with his. I find it strange that she says her son was against the war in Iraq, but yet Casey Sheehen reenlisted in the army of his own volition, that just doesn’t comport with Cindy Sheehan’s statements. This is a 100 % volunteer military, there is no conscription and that begs the question as to why Casey Sheehan reenlisted in a war he opposed, if that is even true. If perhaps Casey Sheehan disagreed with certain aspects of the war in Iraq e.g..he felt maybe we needed more troops in Iraq, or more armor on humvee’s or better food for the troops etc., then that should be explained by Cindy Sheehan without the partisan hyperbole. A person can complain about particular conditions in Iraq without opposing the entire war in Iraq you know. During another interview on national television Cindy Sheehan stated that her son was killed by friendly fire, when she was pressed about that statement she then said ” well I have speculative evidence that he was killed by friendly fire.” It’s amazing that anyone could use the words speculative and evidence in the same sentence side by side and keep a straight face. Evidence substantiates an allegation, speculation is just the opposite it requires no evidence at all,to use “speculative evidence” together is a perfect example of an oxymoron. The real truth of Casey Sheehan’s death is he was killed by hostile fire in Sadr City, this was the consistent report of his death since day one, medical reports and the reports from fellow soldiers who were present at his death confirm the same fact. Casey Sheehan was a real hero of the first order, when a convoy of soldiers from his unit was attacked in Sadr City he volunteered to join a rescue force to get them out, even after his commanding Sergeant told him he didn’t have to go because he was a mechanic and not an infantryman. Casey was reported telling his officer ” I go where my chief goes.” Thats not a man who didn’t believe in his cause or his duty, thats a hero. Casey Sheehan’s family has released this statement and I quote ” We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son’s good name and reputation.”

Posted by: William Leatherwood at August 22, 2005 09:58 PM