Skip to comments.Anti-War Mom: Another Ignorant Cow
Posted on 08/11/2005 6:55:57 AM PDT by WackySam
Casey Sheehan was a re-enlistee with the Army's 1st Cavalry. He knew he was going to fight. He understood that. He embraced it. He fought like a soldier. And like a soldier he died, killed in April of 2004, in Sadr City, Iraq.
Casey's mom, Cindy, doesn't quite get it. She is a mother who has lost her son to a war. Convinced she knows more about the costs of war than other parents who've suffered similar loss, she has parked herself outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Full of judgment and hate, calling him "selected," not elected, blaming him personally for the death of her son, this clueless woman is going to sit there until the President comes out. She's going to set him straight.
Cindy Sheehan is another bereaved parent that the anti-Iraq War movement has run its game on. Manipulating her in her sadness and anger, they've created a self-righteous ignoramus. Casey Sheehan was cut down by foreign insurgents, the same Saudi-Iranian-Syrian animals that carved up Nick Berg. But to Cindy, the man who killed her son is George Bush. Cindy believes Bush lied about our reasons for going to war and thus led her son to his death through outright deceit.
The "Bush Lied" theory has been debated and discredited but Anti-War Mom hasn't noticed. Cindy Sheehan isn't outside the Bush ranch as a truth-seeker. She's there for her public-relations potency. "I want people to know the real costs of war," she says. A mother grieving her loss. The inhumanity of war. Oh, the wickedness of it all. It's the anti-Iraq War Propaganda Machine working the sewer again.
The philosophy of the September 10th movement can be boiled down to this: "If we hadn't started anything....... then nothing would have started." Like a parent encouraging a child to avoid bullies by walking 2 blocks out of the way, the September 10th movement believes that avoidance and non-engagement would have been the way to avert 9/11, the Gulf War, Beirut...maybe even World War Two. Since that didn't happen, the anti-Iraq war Poseurs set out to revise history so they can shore up politically. "Clinton had nothing to do with any of this. It was all Bush and he (just to add a touch of true malevolence) LIED!!" No proof is offered of course. Proof means truth. And the truth is this war was unavoidable, brought on by an historic clash of culture and ideal, powered by the American people themselves, rising to meet the future, pissing off the rag heads.
Anti-War Mom raised her children in the American culture of struggle, progress, success and failure. Like many, she refused to take ownership of her government, preferring the platitude of loving her country. No people own their government more than the American people. And no other people in the world more strenuously disassociate from it when the going gets tough. And the going is always the toughest when times are good and war arrives. For Cindy Sheehan and millions of other moms the inconvenience of this could not be overstated. While she was busy chasing the good life, made possible by the millions of backstairs deals cut globally everyday through American corporations and politicians (not to mention enforced by an international security apparatus) her good life was coming up against other considerations authored in the caves of Pakistan.
At first, since it was a question of country, not government, Anti-War Mom supported the war although her loyalty to one and not the other began to impede her ability to understand things clearly. When news arrived of her sons death, her tenuous line to reality snapped. Not only was she not at all responsible for her government, she didn't much like the country either, lecturing her fellow citizens on the costs of war, arrogant in the depths of her ignorance about the prices others have paid.
Anti-War Mom might be powerful had she any ideas of her own. But since she is a mouth-piece for the September 10th movement her guns are empty. The Anti-War movement in America continues to lack anything approaching ideas or answers. But it does encourage Anti-War Mom to live in the past. It's where her son lives, they tell her. So she joins the other wayfarers in the desert, nomads whose camels follow the camel ahead, all going in a circle.
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Anti-war mom needs some sess.
I can see how losing a son might make a person go more than a little crazy.
The sad thing is that the lamestream media are so vile as to use her pain for their own nefarious purposes.
BTW, what's "sess?"
Men who go into combat with the knowledge they stand a chance of being killed are all heros, and clearly Casey Sheehan knew what he was getting into by going to Iraq. However, let's not be too hard on Cindy, because what you are hearing is her pain speaking, and so in spite of everything she says let us honor Casey by not stooping low and calling his mother names. We can fight what she is saying and those behind this nonsense, but let's give her room.
If it's "her pain speaking", then she should do her grieving in private, like thousands of others in her circumstances.
While not doubting that her loss is grievously painful, that's not pain speaking. That's her loony, left wing handlers, spewing their suicidal anti-American venom through her. The rabid far left are expert users and manipulators: witness Anita Hill.
I adore Phil Hendrie. The day they replaced him with Michael freakin' Savage was a sad day in Houston radio.
I love Phil Hendrie. I need to get one of those "Ted's of Beverly Hills Steak house" bowling shirts.
Phil Hendrie is a liberal, his show is a little over the top, IMHO, but when it comes to the WOT, there is NO ONE who can make a clearer, more logical argument for what we are doing and need to do.
Being a parent I can understand her pain, being a loyal American I do not understand her ANGER.
Her brave son was a hero dying for something he believed in and she demeans his memory by politically "shacking up" with the left wing "Hate America First" dirtbags.
The really sad part is that she'll never see the error of her ways, nor be able to have closure of any sort.
God Bless YOU Casey, thank you for your sacrifice.
I agree with you. "Ignorant cow" is beyond the pale.
Right on Phil!!!!
Yes let her speak with others and try to understand why there have been 2700 attacks by mulims around the world since 911 and none on US soil thanks in part to her son and not the "cant we all get along" crowd.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
"Ignorant cow" is the perfect description. Phil Hendrie is a humorist with a great radio show. "Ignorant cow" fits in with the humor agenda.
She has chosen to play cheap politics with her son's sacrifice. Any reasonable person, especially on this forum, knows the value and dedicated service of her son Casey and honors that. I will continue to take issue with her and her ilk, she is responsible for her mouth and needs to be confronted about those remarks.
There have been several KIAs in my son's Company presently fighting in Iraq. We network with other parents, wives and loved ones of those soldiers. The survivors of those KIAs have shown the rest of us what "stength" and "honor" really is all about, not one has dishonored their son's/husband's/father's sacrifice and by their very behavior have set a standard that is truly awesome.
No, she is just spouting the hate-America crowd's lines, I think "cheap politics" labels it best.
....if that's the case, then why is Cindy flip-flopping on her opinions about President Bush and the Iraq war? She went from saying President Bush was kind and gracious to a state of viciousness....more of the MoveOn.Org position....
She was a wack job long before her son was killed.
Check out her website.
One does not acquire this kind of worldview in a single moment as a result of one tragic event.
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