Skip to comments.Sheehan Herself Sent "Israel" Letter to Friend
Posted on 08/18/2005 9:50:46 PM PDT by kristinn
I've heard that Cindy Sheehan's mother had a stroke, and my condolences go out to her at this time. However, I'm still following a story about an appearance Sheehan made on CNN Monday night, and there has been a new development.
Today, Cindy Sheehan wrote about the CNN / Nightline letter / Israel fiasco that I've been following on the Media Blog. Here's what she had to say on Michael Moore's Web site:
Another thing is that the Israel thing has not died. I did not say that my son died for Israel. I have never said it, I don't think it, I don't believe it. It is just another lie, smear tactic from the right. It needs to die right now. It's not the truth. I stand by everything that I have said. But I will not stand by things that I haven't said. I am not anti-Semitic. I am just anti-killing. George Bush is responsible for killing so many people, but nobody scrutinizes anything he says, especially leading up to the war. Since there is nothing to smear me about with the truth, they have to tell lies. A former friend who is anti-Israel and wants to use the spotlight on me to push his anti-Semitism is telling everyone who is listening that I believe that Casey died for Israel and has gone so far as to apparently doctor an email from me. People have to know that he doesn't speak for me. ABC Nightline can't confirm his email is real and therefore any reporting on it is irresponsible. That is not my issue. That is not my message and anyone who knows me knows it doesn't sound like me.
This post on Google groups contains the letter that Cindy Sheehan wrote to ABC's Nightline. Yesterday, I e-mailed Tony Tersch, the man who posted it to Google groups, and asked him about the letter. Tersch, incidentally, is not the "former friend" Sheehan accuses of doctoring her letter to Nightline. He's just a guy who belongs to the Google group in question. Here's what he wrote back:
I came to know Cindy Sheehan several months ago, and because of my great sympathy for her, and sharing her cause, I sent her stuff about her and her efforts. For that reason I sent out to the Band and the Bull Yard Group what they said about her. Then CINDY SHEEHAN herself sent me a letter SHE had written, a disclaimer of their portrayal of her and misrepresentation. I certainly did not doctor her letter, nor does she claim I did.
So Cindy Sheehan sent Tersch the version of the letter that appears in the Google group post. That version contains the paragraph:
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.
Last Monday night, Sheehan told CNN's Anderson Cooper she never said her son died for Israel. Today, she tells Michael Moore's readers she never said it. But Tersch again, not the "former friend" Sheehan accuses of doctoring the letter before sending it to Nightline says Sheehan herself sent that version of the letter to him.
Given the radical nature of many other statements Sheehan does not deny making, it's surprising that she continues to deny saying that her son was killed to benefit Israel. But the available evidence indicates that she almost certainly did
I hope that she reunites with her family in her mother's crisis and reconsiders the way she has been throwing away her whole life. Too sad.
Amen to that.
Asked - And answered Cindy. You have the intelligence of a pound hair and this crap about ""My first born" is getting very thin.
IMHO she has been throwing away her son's life
I hate to say it, cause others probably have already.
President Bush will get the blame for the stroke, even if Mom recovers fully.
Olbermann is probably writing copy right now.
Boy, so do I. But what an wierd moment the reunion would be. What on earth would one say to one's spouse in a situation like this while gram's in bad shape right there in the bed and the kids are all around. Good Lord.
If her mother is in a hospital, I wonder if it has a psyc unit.
Sorry, Cindy, there IS NO DRAFT! No one, especially President Bush, FORCED your son or anyone else to join any part of the military!
It certainly is getting thin. She was anti-war and anti-Bush before her son died, and she's riding around America in the so-called impeachment bus. Her only motive is to get President Bush, and using her son to do it is despicable.
I would like to see Sheehan ask the Code Pink types why they support the thugs who are killing our men and women.
I would like to know how those "activists" can look her and every parent of a dead soldier, in the eye without shame.
I'd like to see that org renamed Code Stink, because they do.
Who cares what she says, she's a loon.
He even reenlisted contrary to his mothers political opinion.
If Casey Sheenan didn't care about his mothers political opinions, why should we?
I'm going to ignore his mothers political opinions, too. I'm siding with Casey Sheenan. He has honor.
I'd like to know why Sheehan thinks President Bush is more accountable for her son's death than her allies who fund the 'insurgents' (killers) like the ones who killed her son.
I wish the brilliant Ms. Sheehan and her ilk would explain to me how it is that we are fighting this war for oil and a gallon of gas is pushing three bucks. Perhaps she can enlighten me since I am but a simple-minded, uninformed dumb ass who doesn't understand the bigger picture.
I just wanted to tell you that you were mentioned, by name, in an article in my newspaper about the Washington Freep. I'm in South Central Texas and was excited to see Free Republic mentioned!!
Bush has an "R" behind his name, that's why.
Yeah, but if the last ratings numbers are any indication only twenty or thirty people will see him read it.
Here's the link to the original post from bullyard, dated March.
It clearly shows the commentary cited above was accurate---and proves that Ms. Sheehan has again made claims that aren't accurate. No one "doctored" what she said.
The Liberal numbnuts that have been infesting Crawford have been constantly saying that they are "only there for Cindy." Now that Cindy has hauled ass, will they be leaving too?
This has convinced me that, all kidding aside, there is something desperately wrong with this woman and she needs to find help and soon.
She obviously hasn't been listening to them.
this lady is so wrong in so many ways its sickening
The grandparents in the message are on the fathers side.
Cindys mom is also anti-war and anti-Bush. I imagine she's very proud of her daughter.
Glad to hear Spruiell spoke with Tersch. Someone needed to check out what happened. Thanks for posting this.
These children will not be supporting Cindy. They were killed when Saddam had them gassed.
She said they didn't even know Casey.
Which US GOP Senators are going to Crawford?
They have the time off work and can well afford to buy airline tickets.
Which GOP Governors will be in attendance?
The next President of the United States will be there
and I'll vote for him or her
because they supported our troops when they need it the most.
Maybe while Cindy's visiting he Mom at the hospital they can do her some good too. Maybe attach a couple of terminals to her head and bombard the glop therein until she stops drooling.
I got question can we send Cindy to Israel then have them do Rachel Corrie reset
I know.....even the Godmother didn't know him! The ditch b*tch is just full of lies.
BTW...Mr. Miller is out of the picture; either already dead or moved on.
You..you mean Mother Moonbat LIED again?
My poor little heart just can't take much more. She seemed so truthful in the beginn.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLOLOL
I couldnt do it without laughing. Just couldn't do it.
I was just telling my husband, if I had a daughter who was such a world famous humiliation, I'd have a stroke. Gee, I hope I didn't jinx her.
I heard it on the news and thought to myself...okay, you moron, that's the end of YOU; in spades!
And if what I read was accurate, he REINLISTED in 2003, which means he knew what he was getting into.
It wasn't the point of your post, but it occurs to me that the generally conservative Texans are selling food and hotel space to all these liberals. If someone pointed out to them how they are enriching people who tend to belong to the political right I bet they'd flee from Texas on the next bus...probably one with some lie painted on the side, of course.
What infuriates me the most, is that the media is using her words to set up a Viet Nam situation. I was watching the local news last night, and they reported that "mother Sheehan" and her protest had sparked protests all over the Southland- So Cal, and all across the country. Then they showed tightly focused pictures of protesters, to make it look like their were more of them ,and they finished with the reporter saying to the one in the studio "wow, it's really gaining momentum, all across the country", and smiling with glee.
There was no mention of any other families supporting president Bush and the war. And there was certainly no mention of Ms Sheehan's controversial statements or associates.
That's what makes me livid. The press is portraying her as your average middle class mom, who's just like everybody else- when nothing could be further from the truth.
Starting with associating with people who've sent money to the insurgents in Iraq, and her other friends, who had an effigy of an American soldier hanging by the neck in a noose , as a porch decoration. Your average American mom does not have associates like that.
While she has a right to protest, people have a right to know about her ties too.
I would really like to know if she thinks her son is happy with what she's doing.
It's obvious Casey cared very much about his fellow soldiers, and died a hero. It's hard to believe that he would be happy with his mother's actions, or her associates sending money to people attacking his fellow soldiers. Especially considering that he died trying to rescue them from an attack of the insurgents.
This doesn't get ANY press either- how Casey re-enlisted, how he died. IMHO people should know these facts. To not report them , is the press flat out lying to the American people, and pushing a false story.
It's also completely unfair of the press to ONLY allow her coverage and not other families of slain soldiers, Or those who have family members in Iraq, in harms way, for that matter.
The soldiers see this non-stop one-sided coverage of "Mother Sheehan" and write to their family wondering if America supports them anymore, or, if they are going to have a Viet Nam-like homecoming, and be spat on. (I've seen polls that show this is their biggest concern- Americans not supporting them)
They should not have to worry about this while they are in harms way. The efn press should be doing it's job giving "fair and balanced" coverage to the story. Instead of unfair and dishonest propaganda ,trying to deliberately sway the public's opinion against the war.