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Friday, August 12, 2005

Hitting the sewer


Don't you love making Iraq free?

This appeared on Red State.org
Cindy Sheehan Enters Stage Right
By: Erick · Section: Democrats

“The only one in this orgy of anti-war sentiment who has not spoken is Casey Sheehan”

Cindy Sheehan's son was killed in Iraq. She's a grieving mother. Last year, the President met with Mrs. Sheehan, comforted her, and grieved with her. At the time, Mrs. Sheehan thought the President had done well and appreciated him. Enter August, no major news, and a media still smarting over the President's re-election despite everything they threw at him. Cindy Sheehan returns entering stage right -- this time a left wing media whore in the form of a grieving mother.

Mrs. Sheehan says she wants the United States out of Iraq now. She does not want other mothers to go through what she has gone through. But, other mothers have gone through what Mrs. Sheehan has gone through and many are offended by her actions, thinking her deed cheapens the memory of Casey and other fallen soldiers. At the same time Mrs. Sheehan wants us out of Iraq, she wants Israel out of "Palestine." One must stand back in amazement at how victimhood can turn a grieving mother into a statesman.

I have no use for Mrs. Sheehan. While Casey's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins having issued a statement saying Sheehan "now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation," the media and the left allow and encourage Mrs. Sheehan to do what the others have been so inept at doing -- keeping an anti-war, anti-Bush story alive through the August news slumber. Concurrently, the media and the left ignore those parents of the fallen who are offended by Mrs. Sheehan, support the President, or otherwise recognize that Mrs. Sheehan's actions discredit and undermine the work so many fallen soldiers works hard for. Those people just do not make the story flow like the left wants.

The remarkably humorous bit of all of this is that while Mrs. Sheehan is using the body of a dead solider to get her fifteen minutes of fame, Mrs. Sheehan is letting that body be used by Michael Moore, Code Pink, the DNC, and the media to extend their fifteen minutes of fame. The only one in this orgy of anti-war sentiment who has not spoken is Casey Sheehan, who gave his life that Iraq might be free. Whether he believed in the cause or was just doing his job, we will never know. But he did not die in vain. Iraq will be free. And in September we will all go back to forgetting who Cindy Sheehan is, not that we ever cared to begin with, and we will remain in Iraq.


Armando posted this on Kos and says he's friends with the site's founders.

I am not.

So let me say this clearly:

This is a shameful thing to have on your site. A truly vile and rephrensible thing. Mrs. Sheehan lost her son in combat fighting for this country. To call her a "left-wing whore" will affect how people see you and your site. Even your readers disagree with the sentiments here and their expression.

It is very simple: Mrs. Sheehan lost her son in Sadr City, Iraq as a member of the 1st Cav. She is due the respect given to all mothers of fallen soldiers. Anyone who attacks her personally
attacks her son and his service. Nasty words written by a coward on a blog says more about that person than it can ever say about Mrs. Sheehan.

Ressurect her son, and you can say whatever you want.

Failing that, respect her as a Gold Star Mother and respect her sacrifice.


I wrote the following to the "author" of this post:

You should be ashamed of yourself for writing those hateful words.

Mrs. Sheehan, regardless of her politics, lost her son fighting for this country and your disrespect for her and her son's service is revolting. And by disrepecting her, you disrespect her son and his service. If he were alive and you called his mother a whore to her face, do you think he would thank you? But you would never do such a thing, because people like you never, ever do. Cowardice drips from your words.

So if we're winning in Iraq, what have you done to help that process? Serve in Iraq? Work for Halliburton?

If not, you are hardly in a positon to criticize a woman who lost her son in combat, regardless of her politics.

---Steve Gilliard

You can send along your sentiments to:

erick@erickerickson.org

posted by Steve @ 2:49:00 PM

2:49:00 PM

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