Skip to comments.Soldier's Mother to Bush: "Why did you kill my son"
Posted on 08/07/2005 3:47:59 PM PDT by sdk7x7
I received the following e-mail from CODEPINK: ---
Dear CODEPINK Supporter,
Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq, is holding vigil in Crawford, Texas until she gets a meeting with George Bush. She has some simple questions to ask him: Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for? If the cause is so noble, why dont you send your twins? She also has a clear demand: Honor our sacrifices by bringing our nation's sons and daughters home from a war based on lies and deceptions.
On Saturday, as Cindy marched towards the ranch where Bush is vacationing for 33 days, she and her supporters, including CODEPINK cofounder Diane Wilson, were stopped by local sheriffs, who pushed them into a ditch with fire ants in 100 degree heat. Cindy was undeterred: I am not leaving until I meet with George Bush and he answers my questions about the death of my son. This is the beginning of the end of the war in Iraq, she said. (read more: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/signUp.jsp?key=530)
Inspired by the power of Cindys determination Diane pledged that CODEPINK would join her in solidarity by staging a hunger strike. Diane has already begun her fast and many of us are making our way to Crawford to join her, including Ann Wright, former US Army colonel and senior diplomat who resigned after 35 years of service because of the Iraq war. (Cindy, Diane and Ann all have powerful essays in our book Stop The Next War Now: http://www.codepinkalert.org//article.php?id=325).
Knowing that every day lives are being lost in the war on Iraq, Cindy, Diane and Ann have taken an uncompromising position. This is a powerful moment in our struggle that cannot be overlooked by any of us who care deeply about the lives that are being wasted in this immoral war. When we are given the opportunity to witness someone elses courage in the face of struggle, it is a gift. An even greater gift comes when we are presented with the possibility of joining boldly in that struggle.
Here are ways you can stand with them (click here for more info: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/signUp.jsp?key=530):
- Come to Crawford or donate money or miles so others can come
- Fast in solidarity from home
- Spread the word by contacting the press
This vigil and fast follows in the footsteps of all those throughout history who have taken extreme action, putting their own needs aside to save our humanity. We are reminded of another great soul, Robin Cooke, former British Foreign Secretary who, in 2003, resigned from Blairs cabinet in protest of the invasion of Iraq. Cooke died on Saturday, but his courageous example lives on for all of us to follow until the last foreign soldier leaves Iraq.
In solidarity, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Tiffany
P.S. Please join us in Washington DC on September 24-26 as we rally for the troops to come home (http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/signUp.jsp?key=443) and make sure you list your reason to get out of Iraq on onemillionreasons.org and pass it on to others (http://www.onemillionreasons.org/).
To help sustain our work and actions, please consider making a donation to CODEPINK today (http://www.codepinkalert.org/donate).
Hey I am sorry you lost your son, However, don't dishonor them by doing this, PLEASE.
Yeah mom, and why did Roosevelt kill so many in WWII?
I'm sorry you lost your son. I'm also sorry you don't understand that he died with honor to presere your right to carp. Mine too for that matter...
< /carp >
She doesn't understand the all volunteer force.
How could anyone be so ignorant and disrespectful of her own son's legacy?
I understand we have lost many in war. Why not thank those that have served and those who are serving to protect us??
Perhaps Bush should visit with her alone. She did lose her son.
Here's the truth - which I'm sure Code Pink will never tell.
Sadder when his parents degrade his memory, put other parents' children in the military at risk, and try to empty their own son's sacrifice of meaning.
Another one who thinks people join the military to NOT be deployed.
Cindy writes for the Communist Party....
Why did you kill my son?
He didn't, an RPG fired by an Iraqi killed your son.
What did my son die for?
For your safety and freedom
If the cause is so noble, why dont you send your twins?
Because the President doesnt pick and choose, we have a military of noble volunteers.. like your son.
I am guessing she wont do this. However, if she did I bet she would change her mind about the war.
It is tough for any mother to lose her son. May god give her some peace of mind. I am sure Pres Bush forgives her.
How could anyone be so ignorant and disrespectful of her own son's legacy?
As a vet I have seen this scenario, many times. Grief is tough for some to handle, and even harder to see the positive sacrifice that loved ones make, for their country. The price of freedom and liberty is VERY HIGH -- and its going higher. We salute her son, just like the rest of the brave soldiers that have fallen in battle.
No barf alert or negative comment? I see you have posted Code Pink emails before.
He already met with her, her husband and her other children in the WH she's a whining pain no wonder her son enlisted. It was to get away from her.
"We have a lot of respect for the office of the president, and I have a new respect for him because he was sincere and he didn't have to take the time to meet with us," Pat said.
Sincerity was something Cindy had hoped to find in the meeting. Shortly after Casey died, Bush sent the family a form letter expressing his condolences, and Cindy said she felt it was an impersonal gesture.
"I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis," Cindy said after their meeting. "I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."
Ask the terrorist who killed him why. Your son was an adult, he enlisted of his own free will, as I did and millions of the rest of us who have served and are serving in the US armed forces. He knew the risks, again, as we all did. He did his duty, but unfortunately paid the ultimate price for freedom. Don't take it out on the troops who are still serving and don't profane the sacrifices of those who have fallen by associating with this bunch of traitors. They would rather surrender and live as lower than dirt in an islime-ick hellhole than live as free Americans. Your son gave his life for your freedom, and theirs. He knew what he was doing.
He has already met with her.
Actually, the lack of dignigy of some parents who lose sons in war is nothing new. There was one New Englander who was quoted as saying that cripple cost me my son...it was Joe Kennedy Sr on the death of his son Joe in Europe. This was in a private conversation, however. I wish the media would give attention to the many relatives who are handling the trajic loss of a loved one.
Silly moonbat. A Muslim terrorist murdered your heroic son. Not Bush.
Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?"
Sorry about your son, Ma'am, but he died so you don't have to cover your face when you go out in public, so daughters will be treated equally with your sons, and so you have the freedom to gain MSM attention without fear of death by whatever administration is currently in power.
Code Pink: 'nuff said. Sorry for your loss, Ma'am, but please do not allow the CP pigs to use you in such a shameless fashion. This is not what your son would have wanted, trust me.
Say hello to Cindy:
Anti-war Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1985
In the 1980's, supported the Marxist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua
In 1992, sent a delegation to Cuba to meet with veterans of Cuba's war in Angola
In 2000, aided Saddam Hussein and condemned American-led U.N. sanctions against the Iraqi government
In 2001, held a "Korean War Tribunal," which condemned the U.S. for alleged atrocities against Korea
As sorry as I am for her loss, she's allowing herself to be used as a tool for the MoveOn and Michael Moore nitwits who seek to harm this country. If it makes her happy, I've started the preliminary paperwork to rejoin the Army National Guard. I'll take her son's place in Iraq if that makes her happy.
That's what I think. Remember the shot when Bush came across the little girl at a rally who lost her dad on 911. Bush would get her right and the comunist party stuff would be history.
There are two rules of war:
Rule #1: Young men die!
Rule #2: You can't do anything to change Rule #1.
lady, sorry for your loss and all, but your son volunteered for service, was mobilized, and was killed in the course of doing his duty.
given your incohate creeching, I cannot help but wonder whether your son joined the service in order to escape you.
Didn't know that. Never mind.
An appropriate place for anyone associated with Code Pink.
I didn't know we had any draftees serving over there.
I have to wonder why you're on CodePink's email list.
Liberals are wretched creatures.
Best reply would be "I'm sorry for your loss and honor the brave and selfless choice your son made to help free millions of people from savagry. I didn't kill your son. Why are you helping the people who did kill him?"
The Democrats love to find these Oprahbots so they can use them as propaganda tools. They did the same thing with those scumbag "Jersey Girls" who lost alleged loved ones in the WTC attack. With the help of people like Perky Katie and the liberal TV newsrooms, the left easily gets its Bush-smearing message out.
Why did you kill my son? The President didn't, the enemies of this nation did.
What did my son die for? The security of the UNited States and in defense of a now free people located in an area of strategic interest to the US and its liberty.
If the cause is so noble, why dont you send your twins? Your son, God rest his soul, vulunteered for service in the US military, the President's twins have not.
I grieve with this woman over the loss of her son, but am absolutely sickened how that grief is being used for pure political purposes. She doesn't understand how badly she is being used and how terribly she is shaming and tarnishing the memory of her son IMHO.
Out of curiosity, is the woman a registered communist?
>Because the President doesnt pick and choose, we have a military of noble volunteers.. like your son.
LOL! That's a good one.
Yes. Liberals are so brainy that the raw emotional appeal is simply what they do. They know that in order to get anywhere, it's best to keep it simple and stupid.
And, you know, it best to frame the issue in such a way that any objection displays a lack of "sensitivity" to whatever victim they've chosen as a propaganda tool.
He met with her alone already.
Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for? If the cause is so noble, why dont you send your twins?
She could have at least worded it to sound original. Sounds like she was handed a memo from DU to read aloud.
Do you really think that that would do any good? This woman is in the midst of her 15 minutes of fame. She's not looking for "answers", she's looking for another 15 minutes.
Sad. But I know people like her.
Ok, so I'll sacrifice and only drink one beer every 45 minutes......
Is she still sitting out there in the bar ditch? That's a very narrow road out there, and it was a hot sob today.