Friday, August 12, 2005
Know When To Say When...
If you're a grieving parent of a soldier who was killed in war, what do you think would be the best way to celebrate the life your child and honor his memory and sacrifice?
I've tried desperately to stay clear of the Cindy Sheehan situation for many reasons, but after watching a few minutes of several different news shows last night I couldn't stop the rage. This woman is making a mockery of her son and his sacrifice, and making herself out to be a complete idiot.
Cindy Sheehan has every right to protest the war and President Bush's policies. She has every right to camp outside of Bush's ranch and state her opinion. I'm terribly sorry for her loss, and will never be able to understand such pain because I'm not in her shoes, but for God's sake woman... look what you've become!
Your blatant and well documented lies about your meeting with President Bush after your son's passing are a joke. You are being manipulated by extreme far left organizations who don't give a rat's ass about your pain or your son's life. When CBS, CNN, ABC, and NBC all fail to mention that you've already met with the President, or that it was a positive and meaningful experience (as you originally stated), your lies and the lies of those surrounding you take the attention off your son's life and turn you into a moonbat kook.
You are being used! You are a tool for an agenda completely opposite of what you're trying to accomplish. As a good friend of mine pointed out to me yesterday, you are wasting your energy and your sanity.
Once again I ask the question to everyone out there, what would any of us do in Cindy Sheehan's situation to celebrate the life of a child and honor their memory and sacrifice? Certainly aligning ourselves with extreme hate groups and making a mockery of our own integrity wouldn't be at the top of our list.
Instead, the Sheehan family has a better way of doing this:
"Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish."
Sheehan Family Statement:
"The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. 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. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect. Sincerely, Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. "
Cindy Sheehan still has the opportunity to redeem herself and her cause, but I doubt she'll try because of the pressure from those she's surrounded herself with. Thankfully her family will never lose sight of what's most important... Casey's Memory.
posted by El Capitan at 8:08 AM
Very well said.2:56 PM
I'm directly involved with the situation in Crawford. Cindy is pretty exhausted and the right wing attacks on her are difficult. She is however holding up well. She gallantly led the way through a muddy ditch to the place she is camped at. She was terrified because of the snakes that love to hang out in damp ditches.......rattle snakes but she marched on. She has addressed the family email. you can watch her response on my blog with keith Olberman. Think of John Walsh for just a minute. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to find the courage to do what must be done. I don't expect to change your mind about her or about the war.......so don't worry. Take care and keep up the nice work on your blog.
best wishes marie
Wow, Marie is certainly out there to complain about everyone on their blogs unless they have something nice to say about Cindy. She hit mine, too.
And what she said here... exhausted, gallantly leading the way through a muddy ditch, snakes, etc. No offense to Cindy, but what a crock. They have nice tents out there, I've seen the pictures. So don't tell me about big muddy ditches and how hard things are. Sleep in a fox hole for a week and then come back with *that* rethoric.
I think she was reffering to the reporters and fellow protestors when she mentioned snakes and other dangerous creatures.
Thanks for the comment, and nice blog!