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An Open Letter to George W. Bush from Cindy Sheehan ^ | November 4, 2004

Posted on 08/12/2005 4:03:22 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

Dear George,

You don’t mind if I call you George do you? When you sent me a letter offering your condolences on the death of my son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, in the illegal and unjust war on Iraq, you called me Cindy, so I naturally assume we are on a first name basis.

George, it has been seven months today since your reckless and wanton foreign policies killed my son, my big boy, my hero, my best-friend: Casey. It has been seven months since your ignorant and arrogant lack of planning for the peace murdered my oldest child. It has been two days since your dishonest campaign stole another election…but you all were way more subtle this time than in 2000, weren’t you? You hardly had to get the Supreme Court of the United States involved at all this week.

You feel so proud of yourself for betraying the country again, don’t you? You think you are very clever because you pulled the wool over the eyes of some of the people again. You think that you have some mandate from God…that you can “spend your political capital” any way that you want. George you don’t care or even realize that 56,000,000 plus citizens of this country voted against you and your agenda. Still, you are going to continue your ruthless work of being a divider and not a uniter. George, in 2000 when you stole that election and the Democrats gave up, I gave up too. I had the most ironic thought of my life then: "Oh well, how much damage can he do in four years?" Well, now I know how much you have damaged my family, this country, and this world. If you think I am going to allow you another four years to do even more damage, then you truly are mistaken. I will fight for a true vote count and if that fails, your impeachment. Also, the impeachment of your Vice President. The only thing is, I'm not politically savvy, and I don't have a Karl Rove to plan my strategy, but I do have a big mouth and a righteous cause, which still mean something in this country, I hope.

All of this lying, fooling, and betraying must be “hard work” George. You really think you know what hard work is?

George, let me tell you what “hard work” really is.

Hard work is seeing your oldest son, your brave and honorable man-child go off to a war that had, and still has, no basis in reality. Hard work is worrying yourself gray and not being able to sleep for 2 weeks because you don’t know if your child is safe.

Hard work is seeing your son’s murder on CNN one Sunday evening while you’re enjoying the last supper you’ll ever truly enjoy again.

Hard work is having three military officers come to your house a few hours later to confirm the aforementioned murder of your son…your first born…your kind and gentle sweet baby.

Hard work is burying your child 46 days before his 25th birthday. Hard work is holding your other three children as they lower the body of their big “baba” into the ground. Hard work is not jumping in the grave with him and having the earth cover you both.

But, Dear George, do you know what the hardest work of all is? Trying to digest the fact that the leader of the country that your family has fought for and died for, for generations, lied to you and betrayed your dear boy’s sense of honor and exploited his courage and exploited his loyalty to his buddies. Hard work is having your country abandon you after they killed your son. Hard work is coming to the realization that your son had his future robbed from him and that you have had your son's future and future grand-children stolen from you. Hard work is knowing that there are so many people in this world that have prospered handsomely from your son's death.

George, I must confess that I and my family worked very HARD to re-defeat you this time, but you refuse to stay defeated. Well, we are watching you very carefully. We are going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people into a disastrous war and for mis-using and abusing your power as Commander-in-Chief. We are going to scream until our last breath to bring the rest of our babies home from this quagmire of a war that you have gotten our country in to: before too many more families learn the true meaning of Hard Work. We know it is going to be an uphill battle, knowing how Republican Congress is, but thanks to you, we know the meaning of Hard Work and we’re not afraid of hard work at all.

The 56,000,000 plus citizens who voted against you and your agenda have given me a mandate to move forward with my agenda. Also, thanks to you and your careless domestic policies, I am unemployed, so this will be my full-time job. Being your political downfall will be the most noble accomplishment of my life and it will bring justice for my son and 1125 (so far) other brave Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis your lies have killed. By the way, George, how many more innocent Iraqis are your policies going to kill before you convince them that you are better than Saddam? How many more of their cities are you going to level before you consider that they are liberated? If you really had any moral values, or if you were an honorable man at all you would resign. My son was a man who had high moral values and true courage. Humanity lost a bright light on April 04, 2004. I will live the rest of my life missing Casey desperately. Thank you for that, George. Have a nice day.

God Bless America!! We surely need it!

Cindy Sheehan

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
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To: F14 Pilot

The truth of the matter is: The President already met with her, after her son was killed. She is now being run by extreme left nut cases!

161 posted on 08/12/2005 12:47:39 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: MamaB
I am sorry Mama B- I do not know the story of your Jan. Is she your daughter and was she killed in action? If so, please know that I grieve over our service members sacrifices and deaths. I mean no disrespect to you or to any other parent who has lost a child. It hurts to know that people have died for my freedom... I know it is not the same as when you are the parent of a child who has passed in the name of freedom.

I just believe that cindy is not acting in a dignified or a patriotic manner, at this point, and that she is not honoring the memory of her son. No matter how much it hurts to hear this, our national policy must be made to bear the sacrifices of war. There is no freedom for any of us or our children without it-and yes there are some people in our country who pay the consequences of war more so than others. But, the bottom line is there is nothing anyone can ever do about that fact, as sad as it is,that in itself is part of our freedom on this earth.

162 posted on 08/12/2005 12:58:32 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Marysecretary
God Bless you as well, Mary.

Your brother will also be a hero.

- Jay

163 posted on 08/12/2005 1:15:08 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: F14 Pilot

she's right about one thing. she does have a big mouth.

164 posted on 08/12/2005 1:24:17 PM PDT by GR Freeper
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To: F14 Pilot

I don't think it's interesting .. I think it's rude and uncalled for. Her son made the choice - the President didn't force him to go.

But .. her letter is sarcastic and out of line - and totally disrespectful.

I realize she's hurting .. but the President isn't at fault - her son made the choice.

165 posted on 08/12/2005 1:29:30 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Marysecretary

Mary, I call my kid my baby too and I'm sure I always will. It really irritates her, but she's at that age.

166 posted on 08/12/2005 2:33:09 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jdhljc169

Excellent find, it's very informative about the whole family. The poem by the daughter I thought was especially telling. That and the sentance that reads "[Casey] was recruited to the military before Sept. 11th...." I like that use of the word "recruited" like that, it almost sounds just like "drafted" the way the author wrote it. Exceptionally good and subtle editorializing there.

167 posted on 08/12/2005 2:45:20 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: txrangerette

"She CLAIMS to be answering a letter of condolence that she received from President Bush, in which she says he called her Cindy."

I stand corrected. :)

168 posted on 08/12/2005 3:45:39 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: txrangerette

"She CLAIMS to be answering a letter of condolence that she received from President Bush, in which she says he called her Cindy."

I stand corrected. :)

169 posted on 08/12/2005 3:45:58 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Albertafriend

Thank you. Can't figure out how to link, can you link my letter to JeffHead's Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan. Anyone that would like to take mine to Crawford, feel FREE.

170 posted on 08/12/2005 4:16:31 PM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: F14 Pilot

Dear Cindy:

I'm sure you feel like your son was all you had in the world. My younger brother is all I have in the world in terms of someone that I'm very close to and can always count on. Otherwise I feel like an orphan in this world. He is in Afghanistan and narrowly missed being blown to bits back in March. 4 men under his command that day were not so lucky.

But replace the word "Bush" in your letter with "Roosevelt" and you can see how this attitude would have guaranteed victory for Nazi Germany, Imperialist Japan, and Fascist Italy.

You seem to believe that the loss of a single son is reason to quit and beg for mercy from our enemies.

But for every Gold Star mother we have in this war so far, there were more than 200 in 1941-1945. If there were 56 million Americans back then who thought as you do now, far more than their 400,000 sons would have died because we would be to this day living under the rule of Nazi Germany or the USSR, or possibly Japan.

We would have lost WW2 because we would have surrendered the day after Pearl Harbor. All 18 million European Jews would have vanished (instead of 'just' 6 million) and the American Jews would have been next. The gypsies and the Slavs and the lame and the retarded would have been gassed. Russia and China would have lost far more of their people than the 20 million each they did lose.

If the loss of someone's son is reason to pull the troops out, we should disband the military and leave our population to the tender mercies of our Islamic (and other) enemies.

If that happens, you will have to wear a beekeeper suit any time you leave your house -- and only with your husband or a male family member or friend of the family -- or you will be beaten bloody with a tire iron or perhaps executed at a high school football field. You will not be allowed to drive. You will not be allowed to pursue a career or hold any job at all. You will not be allowed to have your own money.

You will not be allowed to choose what man to marry, or even to choose not to marry. These decisions will be made for you by the men who killed your son and almost killed my brother.

You will not be allowed to leave the house at night. You will not be allowed to have a television or radio. You will not be allowed to play cards. You will not be allowed to drink alcohol. You will not be allowed to be a "free thinker" because you will not be allowed to believe in anything other than Islam and your husband's right to beat you senseless any time he chooses, and the right of any male family to take your life in an "honor killing" if they even suspect you of touching another man.

You certainly will not have the right to vote -- or to scream and rant and rail against your government as you do now or it's off to the football field with you.

Children will be taught a hatred of Jews that would make a Nazi blush. They will not learn about tolerance, peace or love. They will be sent off on the jihad-of-the-month never to return, in infinitely greater numbers than the men we have sent to war. And no mother will be allowed to complain except in secret in her basement at midnight when she is sure no-one is listening.

George W. Bush will not take any of these rights away from you. The enemy you are aiding and abetting will.

IF MY BROTHER had died in March, or if he does later (not due back for another 6 months), I would not and will not change my mind about this war. This is because sometimes even the price of even keeping your son or brother is too high...

171 posted on 08/12/2005 4:59:07 PM PDT by Zhangliqun (Hating Bush does not count as a strategy for defeating Islamic terrorism.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Dear lord.

I mean, she's grieving for her son, but instead of dealing with it healthily she's of course turned it into anger. I guess she doesn't want to be angry at her dead let's blame the guy she already hates and use the death of her son to further her own protests that he didn't agree with in the first place! I can totally see her anger and her grief, but it's compounded with her agenda.

I also want to know how exactly this war is illegal. And how she thinks GWB is nearly as bad as Saddam. The fact that she isn't dead yet is a good indication that he's not.

After getting a letter like that, I wouldn't go near her. It's fanatical, and I'd have no idea how far someone that desperate would go to get back at me.

172 posted on 08/12/2005 5:20:06 PM PDT by Nevernow ("No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: omniscient
I hope, for the sake of GWB's safety, she is under some sort of surveillance. She could be an obsessively deranged Squeaky Fromme type in the making.

I rather agree. This is not a grieving mother. This a paranoid leftwing lunatic, who may well harbor enough hatred to spontaneously combust into violence. Her own words reveal her to be a longterm Bush-hater, well before her son was killed. She has been and continues to be deranged, not by grief but by hate.

173 posted on 08/12/2005 6:30:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: carlr
This letter shows what she really is and that is a typical nut case,hate filled lib who views political victory as the first and only goal to be sought after.She is a lying fraud.


174 posted on 08/12/2005 6:36:48 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: gogeo
The Left is taking us places we never thought we'd go.

In all my life, I'm never seen or heard the things I've read or heard since the first of this year.

I hardly know what to make of it anymore. I only know I am scared to death of these people.

Anybody on this forum who EVER considers voting for anybody with a D behind their name, for whatever rationalization, is a damn fool. These people should NEVER, EVER have power again.

175 posted on 08/12/2005 6:40:32 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Stark_GOP
I wonder did she plead with her son not to join the army?

DarkSyde (DS): Your son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, was deployed to Iraq in the spring of 2004. When and why did Casey join the military? What did you think about his decision?

Cindy Sheehan (CS): Casey joined the Army in May of 2000. I was devastated. He was 21, he didn't discuss it with us.

DS: Devastated? Why?

CS: Because he would be leaving home ... we are not a military family and we really didn't understand his enlistment.

176 posted on 08/12/2005 6:42:13 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: F14 Pilot
This woman is a disgrace to her family and a disgrace to this country. She dishonors her son's memory every time she rants like this. Her seething hatred for the President is going to do nothing positive for her, or for those who are pulling her strings. But it sure is selling papers and air time.

Something needs to be done to let Cindy and her keepers know exactly how we feel.

177 posted on 08/12/2005 6:49:59 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Howlin

Why does this smack of, "I told him so!" Like, seriously, if she had died at the same time he did and they were in line to to Golden Gate, would her words to him be "I told you so, but you wouldn't listen!"

If she was so opposed to him joining, even thoug he chose to join, how the hell can she blame Bush for what happened? If she blames ANYONE but the jerks who actually did the killing, she sounds like she should be blaming her son. "Why'd he have to go and die like that? How selfish!" Seriously though, it was his choice, and she keeps acting like he was duped by a man she feels has almost no intelligence. Is she implying that her son is much less intelligent than GWB in her opinion, and unable to choose his own career because he just wasn't smart enough?

178 posted on 08/12/2005 6:55:37 PM PDT by Nevernow ("No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MamaB

I don't read them. I just hate giving her 'credibility' by posting so much of what is now in print about her. She may be grieving but she is also 'using' the grieving and I do pray the Lord will help her cope but what she is doing is an affront to all who have died in this war, soldiers and civilians alike.

179 posted on 08/12/2005 7:16:04 PM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: Zhangliqun
But replace the word "Bush" in your letter with "Roosevelt" and you can see how this attitude would have guaranteed victory for Nazi Germany, Imperialist Japan, and Fascist Italy.

You're giving her too much credit. Cindy Sheehan believes we should not have fought those wars.

Cindy Sheehan:

"There has always been excuses for wars, but NONE of them have been good or valid."
180 posted on 08/12/2005 7:23:36 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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