Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan: "My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel."
Posted on 08/10/2005 1:47:20 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Nightline Tonight Mon., March 14, 2005
That was my son's unit. He was killed on that day 04/04/04. Here is a letter that I wrote to NightLine about the broadcast:
March 15, 2005
To Whom it May Concern:
Imagine my distress when I turned Night Line on last night and I was confronted with the gory details of my son's murder in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq on 04/04/04. Imagine, also, my sorrow and rage at the side of the story that you presented to the American public.
I was on the Night Line Townhall Meeting in Washington, DC on 01/27/05. After I spoke (which I think was a fluke), Ted Koppel dismissed me as being "emotional." First of all, how can I approach this discussion without emotions, MY SON WAS KILLED, AND KILLED FOR LIES? Second of all, that show was not fair and balanced and I think the conclusion "Should we stay" was foregone.
The show last night was also not fair and balanced. To see all the wives being interviewed who had not lost their husbands and to hear what "hard work" it is to be left behind when their husbands are at war. How hard to you think it is to have a child killed in an illegal and immoral war? In this "wonderful" group of families left behind, we had exactly ONE of the wives call us..she is Diane Rose who was my son's Colonel, Frank Rose's wife. The last time we heard from Diane was in October and we feel we have been left behind by anyone connected to the 2-5 Cavalry. Is support only given if your loved one stays alive? One wife was quoted as saying that Sundays were the hardest for the families left behind. My son was killed on Palm Sunday last year..how does anybody think Sundays are for my family?
Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy...not for the real reason, becuase the Arab-Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy. That hasn't changed since America invaded and occupied Iraq...in fact it has gotten worse.
It would be so amazing if your show would put me, or another parent who lost their child on who disagrees with the war and this administration: to have just an entire show..without presenting the false side of the debate. That would take a lot of courage and integrity. I hope your program will exhibit these qualities.
I also think that Mr. Koppel owes me an apology for the rude way I was treated on his show. After I expressed myself about the war being based on lies and that the troops should be brought home immediately because the war was based on lies, I was not thanked for my comments, or my son's sacrifice. He just said to keep the discussion away from emotions. Then, the wife of a soldier who was killed was allowed to speak and she praised the policies of this deplorable and despicable administration, and she was thanked and praised by the panel.
We are starting a count of her telephone hang ups during interviews (along the lines of Novak's recent outburst on CNN).
Yesterday alone, Sheehan hung up on Tony Snow on his nationwide radio program and she hung up on Bruce Jacobs of KFYI Phoenix. She didn't like the questions they were asking.
She was on Tony Snow's radio show yesterday and when he started asking her real questions and not just tossing out softballs she got scared and hung up.
SHHHHHHHH!!! How dare you point out the blaring inconsistencies in the looney liberal rhetoric!
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: me and Casey and great article
In a message dated 3/14/2005 5:11:02 PM Pacific Standard Time, ter...@mweb.co.th writes:
They do not want peace. They do not want an independent Palestinian State. Condi and Bush think they are tough and forcing Syria out of Lebanon, and Iran to give up nuclear power and bombs, but Israel can keep them, and hardly a whisper. Wait and see. Iran is no Grenada. Lots of American young men will have to die like your son ... but the leaders sleep happily and safely in their beds. MARK MY WORDS!
that's why i can't sleep at night!!!
Also, how many FReepers (especially those bashing her) have lost a child in combat? That might explain why she is acting a little nutty.
Any fool who takes her side must consider this little ditty, if so, they may be considered antisemitic themselves.
It's telling that liberals are what they accuse conservatives of being.
She hung up on them?
neo con is a code word for jewish
I hope someone E mails this to Rush, Hannity.
So, she has gone from blaming Bush to blaming the Joooooooos. What next, is she going to start blaming the Rothschilds and the Freemasons?
Ray McGovern, a former CIA agent (R), places a photo of the son of Cindy Sheehan, founder of Gold Star Families for American Peace(C) on the table as Ambassador Joseph Wilson looks on during an unofficial forum on the Downing Street Minutes on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC June 16, 2005. The document, created in 2002 for British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that United States President George W. Bush was intent on invading Iraq and that intelligence was being manipulated to support Bushs interests. Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq. REUTERS/Chris Kleponis
Oh Dear Lord...
When the left finally discards her like a used kleenix she'll have nothing but a heart full of hate to show for her son's life and sacrifice.
Hey, anybody tried to interview her estranged husband?
Wow! I am surprised she didn't hit the Christian Right as well since she hit on all of Michael Moore's other talking points. Isn't there a dig on Schiavo there somewhere?
I'm with you. I think she's the ideal postergirl for the looney left. Keep talking, then talk some more, and by all means, keep her in front of the cameras.
Is this on Drudge yet?
Her husband has aleady left her over this, I think she has let the grief drive her completely mad.
2002 encuentro event: at Wolf Farm, owned by John L. Wolf, aka "Johnny Wolf", a set designer, Quaker, and co-founder with Hadi Jawad (see below) of the Coalition in Solidarity with the People of Iraq. Wolf's wife Vicki is a yoga instructor in Dallas.
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Exposing Corporate Greed (David Cobb, Texas Green Party; P.O.C.L.A.D., former corporate lawyer)
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She's blamimg the Jews for the war in Iraq. Don't you know Bush is just a puppet of the evil Jews?
George Bush is a "Jew Lover!" Sig Heil!
Lord! She spins farther and farther out of sanity!
Guess who has views very similar to Cindy?
Hint- he was also on the Nightline panel with Cindy that same night.
And he's married to Valerie Plame ( who I heard works for the CIA.)
Joseph Wilson gave this lecture at UCSanta Barbara on Jan 22, 2003.
"Iraq, Disarmament or Conquest ? The Case Against Regime Change ."
" Ever since the first Gulf War there has been a small cabal of zealots in Washington who have been driving an agenda designed to overthrow Saddam Hussein,
not because he has weapons of mass destruction,
not because he may or may not be linked to terrorism,
but because they want to establish a beachhead in the Arab world from which to work to change the political map of the Arab world and
essentially ensure Israel 75 more years of security
by enfeebling the Arab governments that are arrayed against it."
God forbid we enfeeble the Arab governments and support Israel. ( sarcasm off )
Ahhh... the stench of anti-Semitism seeps into the air...
I think they use "neo-con" because they think it will remind people of the word "neo-nazi," and is their subtle way of trying to equate conservatives with nazis.
Like those idiot Rolling Stones, I doubt any of them really know what the term means (which is understandable, since it really doesn't mean ANYTHING)...
She is part of the Joe Wilson / John Conyers impeach Bush parade. That's why she is acting "a little nutty."
The plot thickens. Not only is she a moonbat, she's an anti-Semitic moonbat.
Lebanon had been under the heel of Syria for decades. Believe it or not, Beirut used to be known as the 'Paris of the Middle East' and for too long the entire country has been a pawn largely due to its geographic location. "Forcing Syria out of Lebanon" was HUGE. I don't have much patience with ignorance like that.
Why do Conservative Christians get tagged with Ant-Semitism when it is plainly a tool of the left.
"The plot thickens. Not only is she a moonbat, she's an anti-Semitic moonbat."
So are her pals Joe Wilson and Ray McGovern.
Its the devil calling the hell hot....
I bet she's a star in his next film.
"The Iraqi people arent freer, theyre much worse off than before you meddled in their country"
How does she know that? Has she asked the Iraqis? It iritates me to no end that these moonbats claim Iraq is worse off. That isn't what the soldiers are saying that are over there. I trust them better than some moonbat who doesn't have a clue.
Sheehan said she considered Lynne Stewart her Atticus Finch, the lawyer who defended an innocent Black man accused of rape in the book and film To Kill A Mockingbird.
Theyre not waging a War on Terror but a War of Terror, she said. The biggest terrorist is George W. Bush. She claimed it costs $66,000 to recruit one soldier, not including training, and $49,000 a year to house a prisoner, yet only $6,000 per year is spent to educate a child in California. (Recruiting costs are actually $15,000 per soldier, the cost of housing a prisoner in California for one year is $26,000.)
Sheehan continued, 9/11 was Pearl Harbor for the neo-conservatives agenda and declared the U.S. government a morally repugnant system. Then she raged:
We have no Constitution. Were the only country with no checks and balances. We want our country back if we have to impeach George Bush down to the person who picks up the dog sh-t in Washington! Let George Bush send his two little party animals to die in Iraq. Its OK for Israel to have nuclear weapons but we are waging nuclear war in Iraq, we have contaminated the entire country. Its not OK for Syria to be in Lebanon. Hypocrites! But Israel can occupy Palestine? Stop the slaughter!
Oh my God! In your pic of crazy Cindy with Wilson and Conyers... is that a BABY picture of her son they're putting out on the table? What the hell? What's wrong with a picture of him all grown up, looking proud in his military uniform?
What's next libs? Cute(?) baby pics of Saddam and Arafat?
I believe there already has been.
And Wilson was actually an ambassador? What a dumbass.
The Israelis have been kicking Arab ass for over 50 years - feeble governments or not. No matter how many times the Arabs attacked them.
That's the *real* reason the Arabs stay perpetually angry at Israel; they're embarrassed.
Or Pat Buchanan? Or Lew Rockwell?
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