December 12, 2005

Call it: "Springtime for Mrs. Hitler"

It seems that Mother Sheehan is now the subject of a one-woman play. Via al-Reuters:

U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who won wide attention with a vigil outside President George W. Bush's ranch in the name of her soldier son killed in Iraq, is the subject of a new play by Nobel laureate Dario Fo.

"Peace Mom" received its world premiere in London on Saturday night, starring British actress Frances de la Tour, with both Sheehan and Italian dramatist Fo in the audience.

The one-woman show is based on extracts from Sheehan's letters to Bush and other writings. De la Tour delivered the monologues beneath large pictures of Sheehan's son Casey and a tank in the Iraqi desert in front of a plume of fire.

"Frances did such an amazing job of conveying my feelings of anger and betrayal," a tearful Sheehan said after the play.

But did they quote you accurately, Cindy?

Are we going to get this gem?

"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism."

Are they going to take the show on the road? This ought to go over great in the USO tour:

"You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don't tell me my son died for freedom and democracy."

And I certainly hope that Dario Fo worked in the part where you were an opening act for a convicted terrorist supporter.

Somehow, Cindy, I just don't think they're painting a full, accurate picture of what you really represent.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 12, 2005 11:42 PM | TrackBack

An opportunistic glory-hogging political whore who uses the memory of her dead son to further a corrupt political agenda.

Me = soldier. Words cannot describe how infuriated, disgusted, and ashamed I would be in the afterlide if my mother did that if I were killed in Iraq.

Posted by: Dawnfire82 at December 13, 2005 07:01 AM

Sheehan is like a bad case of dissentary - you just can't pass her out of your system fast enough.

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 13, 2005 07:37 AM

I noted this confluence of effulence the other day (and now wish I put *that* as the title)

She [Sheehan] said she hoped the play would help "put a human face" on the war. I've got a few more human faces on the war. These are the faces of the people we have liberated from a tyrannical dictator who turned Iraq into his personal killing fields.

Posted by: lawhawk at December 13, 2005 12:43 PM