Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dead soldier's mom wants some answers

I have been holding back comment on this Cindy Sheehan business just to see how it played out and get a better feel for exactly what was going on. Well, it"s time for some opinion and analysis.
From all indications this is a grief stricken women who's emotions are definately getting the better of her judgement. Combine this with the fact that the far left loonies ie. Code Pink, Crawford Peace House, etc. etc. have "befriended" her undoubtedly exploit this mentally vulnerable women to promote their agenda.

Don't get me wrong, Sheehan is culpable in this 3 ring circus too, but I do understand how grief confusion and frustration can often lead to poor choices. The peaceniks and the Entrenched Media is milking this thing for everything it's worth and if Ms. Sheehan believes these people care one lick about her, she's sorely mistaken. They'll be supportive as long as she is willing to do their bidding. She backs off and they'll disappear in a blink of an eye.

VACAVILLE - Last summer Cindy Sheehan got a face-to-face meeting with President Bush, complete with kisses and condolences.
Today the Vacaville resident is camped outside the president's Texas ranch - in the glare of the national media spotlight - demanding another face-to-face meeting, and ultimately his impeachment.

Sheehan's son Casey, an Army specialist, was killed in an ambush a week after his arrival in Iraq in April 2004. In June, the Sheehan family spent 10 minutes at Fort Lewis, Wash., with the president, who met with 16 other families who had lost love ones in the war.

Cindy Sheehan has since become a focal point in the partisan battle over the Iraq war, drawing the praise of many anti-war Democrats and the ire of Republicans who back Bush's decision.

Her role in that battle exploded Monday morning, when Matt Drudge - the infamous commentator behind the popular Drudge Report, a right-leaning online news site - accused Sheehan of changing her tune to serve political purposes.

That story, by staff writer David Henson, was an account of Sheehan's visit with the president in Seattle.

In Henson's story, Sheehan admitted she and husband, Patrick, debated before the meeting whether to ask pointed questions about the war and whether to vent their frustration over their son's sacrifice. Ultimately, the couple chose not to publicly criticize Bush in the meeting or shortly after.

Cindy Sheehan explained carefully, "I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis ... I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

Sheehan also said the trip to Seattle helped connect her family to others that had lost a son or daughter in Iraq. Sheehan said sharing their story with those families was rewarding, as was the time she got to spend with her own family.

"That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together," she said in the story.

Posters on highly visited liberal Web log Daily Kos said Drudge's report was misleading, while right-wing bloggers, including the popular Michelle Malkin, echoed Drudge's sentiments that Sheehan was contradicting herself, perhaps for political reasons. (Don't you love the blatant bias....Kos is a highly visited liberal website where Michelle Malkin is a right wing blogger)

Look for the continued hyper coverage of this from the EM. Sheehan has become the poster child of the far left peace crowd and as long as there is the possibility that her and her buds can make the President look bad, it will be covered 24/7.

One question begs to be asked of Ms. Sheehan .........Would your late son be proud of what your doing?

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