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Soldier's Mother to Bush: "Why did you kill my son"
8/7/05 | CODEPINK e-mail

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 don’t 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 Cindy’s 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 else’s 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 Blair’s 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).


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; cindysheehan; codepink; texas; vigil
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1 posted on 08/07/2005 3:48:00 PM PDT by sdk7x7
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To: sdk7x7

Hey I am sorry you lost your son, However, don't dishonor them by doing this, PLEASE.


2 posted on 08/07/2005 3:49:51 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: sdk7x7

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 >


3 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: sdk7x7

She doesn't understand the all volunteer force.


4 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:14 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: sdk7x7

How could anyone be so ignorant and disrespectful of her own son's legacy?


5 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:18 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: sdk7x7

I understand we have lost many in war. Why not thank those that have served and those who are serving to protect us??


6 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:40 PM PDT by duck duck goose
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To: sdk7x7

Perhaps Bush should visit with her alone. She did lose her son.


7 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:45 PM PDT by Thebaddog (How's yer dawgs?)
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To: sdk7x7

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1458638/posts


Here's the truth - which I'm sure Code Pink will never tell.


8 posted on 08/07/2005 3:50:59 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: sdk7x7
Sad when a soldier dies.

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.

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

9 posted on 08/07/2005 3:51:12 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: sdk7x7

Another one who thinks people join the military to NOT be deployed.


10 posted on 08/07/2005 3:51:27 PM PDT by DefiantZERO
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To: sdk7x7
The President already met with Cindy Sheehan in July 2004. Here is what she said back then:

"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."
11 posted on 08/07/2005 3:51:48 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Thebaddog

Cindy writes for the Communist Party....

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0606-29.htm


12 posted on 08/07/2005 3:52:01 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: sdk7x7

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 don’t you send your twins?
Because the President doesnt pick and choose, we have a military of noble volunteers.. like your son.


13 posted on 08/07/2005 3:52:08 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Thebaddog

I am guessing she wont do this. However, if she did I bet she would change her mind about the war.


14 posted on 08/07/2005 3:52:41 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: sdk7x7

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.


15 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:00 PM PDT by Black Beak
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To: dc-zoo

How could anyone be so ignorant and disrespectful of her own son's legacy?
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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.



16 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: sdk7x7

No barf alert or negative comment? I see you have posted Code Pink emails before.


17 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:15 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Thebaddog

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.


18 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: sdk7x7
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1458638/posts

"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."

19 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:32 PM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: sdk7x7

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.


20 posted on 08/07/2005 3:55:04 PM PDT by Bombardier ("Religion of Peace" my butt.....sell that snakeoil to someone who'll buy it!)
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To: Thebaddog

He has already met with her.


21 posted on 08/07/2005 3:55:05 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


22 posted on 08/07/2005 3:55:34 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: sdk7x7

Silly moonbat. A Muslim terrorist murdered your heroic son. Not Bush.


23 posted on 08/07/2005 3:55:46 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: sdk7x7

“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.


24 posted on 08/07/2005 3:56:26 PM PDT by Sgt.Po-Po
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To: sdk7x7

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.


25 posted on 08/07/2005 3:56:41 PM PDT by thelastvirgil (AKA thelastabu)
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To: All
This sickens me. Our President has a job to do. PERIOD. Nobody wishes death, but it happens. Our fine men and women signed up voluntarily. We need to support them and be there for them. We are safe and free enough to sit here on a glorious sunday because of them. We have to right to disagree with one another, because we are safe. I thank God and pray for these service members, those who have served and those that continue to do so.
26 posted on 08/07/2005 3:56:52 PM PDT by duck duck goose (Proud daughter of a retired Air Force CMSGT.)
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To: sdk7x7

Say hello to Cindy:

http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0606-29.htm

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1458724/posts?page=30#30


27 posted on 08/07/2005 3:57:16 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: EagleUSA

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.


28 posted on 08/07/2005 3:58:47 PM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Unleash Karl Rove!!!)
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To: BookaT

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.


29 posted on 08/07/2005 3:59:12 PM PDT by Thebaddog (How's yer dawgs?)
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To: sdk7x7
I know, I've been there, war that is.

There are two rules of war:

Rule #1: Young men die!

Rule #2: You can't do anything to change Rule #1.

30 posted on 08/07/2005 3:59:23 PM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: sdk7x7

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.


31 posted on 08/07/2005 4:00:02 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Didn't know that. Never mind.


32 posted on 08/07/2005 4:00:11 PM PDT by Thebaddog (How's yer dawgs?)
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To: sdk7x7
were stopped by local sheriffs, who pushed them into a ditch with fire ants in 100 degree heat.

An appropriate place for anyone associated with Code Pink.

33 posted on 08/07/2005 4:00:58 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers
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To: sdk7x7

I didn't know we had any draftees serving over there.


34 posted on 08/07/2005 4:01:31 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: sdk7x7

I have to wonder why you're on CodePink's email list.


35 posted on 08/07/2005 4:01:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: sdk7x7
There's nothing quite like a liberal standing on a grave. You can always tell that a petulant, moralistic stink is soon to follow.

Liberals are wretched creatures.

36 posted on 08/07/2005 4:03:40 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: sdk7x7

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?"


37 posted on 08/07/2005 4:05:06 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: sdk7x7

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.


38 posted on 08/07/2005 4:05:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: sdk7x7
Soldier's Mother to Bush: "Why did you kill my son" Citizen to Mother: WHY DID YOUR SON "VOLUNTEERLY" JOIN THE MILITARY ???? Did he mistake it for the YMCA? Momma's don't raise your baby boys to be cowgirls
39 posted on 08/07/2005 4:07:37 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: sdk7x7
Simple, obvious and straight forward answers to all of thios woman's questions.:

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 don’t 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.

40 posted on 08/07/2005 4:09:44 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: sdk7x7

Out of curiosity, is the woman a registered communist?


41 posted on 08/07/2005 4:11:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
>>If the cause is so noble, why don’t you send your twins?

>Because the President doesnt pick and choose, we have a military of noble volunteers.. like your son.

LOL! That's a good one.

42 posted on 08/07/2005 4:12:14 PM PDT by TAquinas (Demographics has consequences.)
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To: Lancey Howard
"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."

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.

43 posted on 08/07/2005 4:12:56 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Thebaddog

He met with her alone already.


44 posted on 08/07/2005 4:14:38 PM PDT by whershey
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To: DaveTesla
Interesting. The truth cant hide on the Internet(s)!
45 posted on 08/07/2005 4:17:32 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup (JFK once referred to Teddy as "the gay illiterate.")
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To: sdk7x7

“Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for? If the cause is so noble, why don’t 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.


46 posted on 08/07/2005 4:19:24 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Thebaddog
Perhaps Bush should visit with her alone. She did lose her son.

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.

47 posted on 08/07/2005 4:20:11 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: sdk7x7
"Fast in solidarity from home"

Ok, so I'll sacrifice and only drink one beer every 45 minutes......

48 posted on 08/07/2005 4:21:56 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: sdk7x7

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.


49 posted on 08/07/2005 4:24:26 PM PDT by davetex (hippies and rinos stink, no really I'm not joking.)
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To: fightu4it
If only John Kerry had won, everything would be fine now!
I can see John now at the helm of his boat steaming through the Iraqi desert, killing any one in the back that he could find. If only those mean Republicans hadn't stolen the Ohio election, we'd be ok now! Osama would be lunching at the White House and wind-surfing with John on the Cape. God, how could we have made such a mistake! (Sarcasm off!)
50 posted on 08/07/2005 4:26:25 PM PDT by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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