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.
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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