Skip to comments.An Open Letter to George W. Bush from Cindy Sheehan
Posted on 08/12/2005 4:03:22 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
You dont 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, werent 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, dont 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 dont 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 dont know if your child is safe.
Hard work is seeing your sons murder on CNN one Sunday evening while youre enjoying the last supper youll 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 boys 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 were 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!
Good stuff. I haven't seen it before. Basil may want to make some copies for tomorrow.
She is pi$$ing on that brave man's memory. No wonder the rest of his family is begging her to stop.
What an absolute loser.
Unbelievable! I respect her right to grieve and be angry, but this is so far over the top.
Anyone who would want to meet with this woman after she writes a letter like this to you would be a fool. This woman is a nut, pure and simple.
Bought by Code Pink...
"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?"
Anyone who believes that this is a reflection of grief is a dupe. The woman is an utter fool.
At least they admit that they didn't vote for Kerry... they only voted against Bush.
Maybe this letter will make you feel a little better about tomorrow.
Sickening. She's dancing on her son's grave.
It is totally disgusting to see the rudeness and the disrespect the left has for the President...stole another election you moron...its called winning. President Bush won, now you may hate his guts, but he is still the legitimate president. I find it absolutely horrible that this woman is using her dead son to further her leftist agenda. She might as well spit on his grave.
Who really wrote this letter for you?
She has disgraced her son's memory. She is sick.
I am a little leery of any mother who continues to refer to her 24-year-old son as a "baby," especially in a rambling, random screed allegedly addressed to the leader of the free world.
She was a lefty to begin with, but her son's death has completely unhinged this woman, and now she's being used as a tool by the Moorons and Moveons of the world. And when her usefulness ends, they'll cast her aside like a piece of trash, with no real sympathy for her loss and no help in her time of need. That's how the commies work.
Yup. It reads like they outsourced the writing to a team of jihadists.
Ahhh... so its his fault she's unenmployed?
So that's how it works.
"If you think I am going to allow you another four years to do even more damage, then you truly are mistaken."
Sounds like a threat to me, despite her "fight for your impeachment" CYA language in the next sentence. I think the Secret Service better be keeping a close eye on her pup tent.
I will also add that publishing this woman's ravings does her no favor.
Jane Fonda is going to add her to the Veggie Bus Tour the minute she can pry her off that stump in Crawford Texas ... along with the disgruntled Vet the Washington Post is encouraging to trumpet his contempt for the President in the MSM.
When she wakes up one day and realizes that her words are being read to American prisoners before their heads are sawed off -- and that this is not the President's doing, but hers, I hope she will do the honorable thing.
"I am a little leery of any mother who continues to refer to her 24-year-old son as a "baby..."
And don't forget her use of the nauseating expression "man-child" which was used once effectively in the title of the book (Manchild in the Promised Land,by I forget who) and like Gilette Razors is absolutely not to be used again, to borrow a phrase from e.e. cummings.
I wonder how her other three children feel about being virtually abandoned by their mother while she's off on her vendetta vacation to "avenge" the death of her favorite first-born.
This woman is crazier than a bedbug. 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.
There is no depth to which the Bush haters won't go to damage him and our country. Even her family has disavowed this woman's dishonable actions. Truly a disqusting spectacle.
The Left is taking us places we never thought we'd go. Who'da thunk we'd be trying to figure out how far is too far in regards to a killed soldier's mother? At what point does grief become raving?
Has anyone seen any statements from Casey's siblings? Or his father? I am curious about this omission.
Yep... words have consequences.
Oh, you mean these guys!!??
I wonder did she plead with her son not to join the army?
Since she thinks that this President is so horrible and war is so wrong.
LOL!!! Excellent graphic!
I wish these posts about this woman would stop being posted on FR and commented on. She makes me sick. She is nothing but a news hound.
I think it's more like pooping on
Have the Lamestream Media ever fiund a new saint to worship. Saint Cindy - moonbat mom of the year!!! My heart goes out to the REST of her family. First losing a son, then having St. Cindy publicly poop on his grave!!
Of course she isn't unemployed since she's spending her days making an a&& of herself, her son's memory and promoting the agenda of various Anti-American groups.
Nope, that couldnt' be the reason at all.
That's how we handled anti-war protesters during Vietnam. That approach failed.
"Cindy Sheehan has become the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, leader of the Hip Hop Caucus, an activist group. "She's tired, fed up and she's not going to take it anymore, and so now we stand with her."
Because if we didn't do this, I would have to get a real job!
?"Hip Hop Caucus"? who makes up this crap?
Actually who she is, is the Marilyn Chambers of the anti-America movement.
and this, from another stellar candidate of the accepted order of the crew
Trucker Craig Delaney, 53, was in Georgia on Monday when he heard numerous radio shows discussing Sheehan -- some criticizing her. He altered his route to California, heading for Texas, and got to Sheehan's site Wednesday morning. "I felt compelled to come and tell her I support her," said Delaney, a self-described hippie from Sly Park, California. (oh great, there's an unbiased individual) "The way they were bad-mouthing a mother whose son was killed in the war is un-American."
The MSM has been fanning the flame of hatred toward Pres. Bush for 5 years. I'm not surprised loons like Sheehan have surfaced. This lunatic is 3 Prozacs away from suicide-bomber mentality.
I guess the cat's out of the bag.
Hey Cindy, Hanoi Jane is looking for people to join her in her protest tour across country. Give her a call.
Exactly, she is noting but a political hack. The Iraq version of Vietnam's Hanoi Jane.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Article Launched: 06/24/2004 06:00:00 AM
Bush, Sheehans share moments
By David Henson/Staff Writer
Since learning in April that their son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, had been killed in Iraq, life has been everything but normal for the Sheehan family of Vacaville.
Casey's parents, Cindy and Patrick, as well as their three children, have attended event after event honoring the soldier both locally and abroad, received countless letters of support and fielded questions from reporters across the country.
"That's the way our whole lives have been since April 4," Patrick said. "It's been surreal."
But none of that prepared the family for the message left on their answering machine last week, inviting them to have a face-to-face meeting with President George W. Bush at Fort Lewis near Seattle.
Surreal soon seemed like an understatement, as the Sheehans - one of 17 families who met Thursday with Bush - were whisked in a matter of days to the Army post and given the VIP treatment from the military. But as their meeting with the president approached, the family was faced with a dilemma as to what to say when faced with Casey's commander-in-chief.
"We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled," Cindy said. "The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached."
The 10 minutes of face time with the president could have given the family a chance to vent their frustrations or ask Bush some of the difficult questions they have been asking themselves, such as whether Casey's sacrifice would make the world a safer place.
But in the end, the family decided against such talk, deferring to how they believed Casey would have wanted them to act. In addition, Pat noted that Bush wasn't stumping for votes or trying to gain a political edge for the upcoming election.
"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."
The meeting didn't last long, but in their time with Bush, Cindy spoke about Casey and asked the president to make her son's sacrifice count for something. They also spoke of their faith.
While meeting with Bush, as well as Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was an honor, it was almost a tangent benefit of the trip. The Sheehans said they enjoyed meeting the other families of fallen soldiers, sharing stories, contact information, grief and support.
For some, grief was still visceral and raw, while for others it had melted into the background of their lives, the pain as common as breathing. Cindy said she saw her reflection in the troubled eyes of each.
"It's hard to lose a son," she said. "But we (all) lost a son in the Iraqi war."
The trip had one benefit that none of the Sheehans expected.
For a moment, life returned to the way it was before Casey died. They laughed, joked and bickered playfully as they briefly toured Seattle.
For the first time in 11 weeks, they felt whole again.
"That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together," Cindy said.
David Henson can be reached at email@example.com.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
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