Skip to comments.OPEN LETTER TO CINDY SHEEHAN (Must Read)
Posted on 09/26/2005 6:39:53 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
OPEN LETTER TO CINDY SHEEHAN:
Residing in the same town as you once resided and knowing your family, I must ask you, "Whatever are you thinking?"
Your son was the one who encouraged my youngest son to enlist. You were very proud of Casey and what he was doing then and he believed very much in what he was doing.
After Casey was killed, my eldest was one of the local airmen who brought him home, facing hostile fire to do so, so you would not not have to wait.
My daughter comforted you and your family. You two spent hours and hours engaged in heartfelt grief. At that time, you were very, very supportive of the President, of our soldiers and of what was occurring in Iraq.
Cindy, you've changed since the Kerry campaign contacted you in early July of last summer. You're not the same grieving mom, especially after you started traveling on the road to support John Kerry's campaign.
You've turned into a political puppet for those who are exploiting you and its not pretty nor does it do anything for Casey's memory. You're not the same, quiet compassionate woman we saw at church or downtown, when you proudly sat as the entire town showed up on Memorial Day to honor Casey and Mike Williams.
How can you justify berating the President for honoring the soldiers who died while protecting America and following the directives of the Congress and the Senate? How can you consistently state that you don't want your son's name to be acknowledged by him and on the same hand, turn around and use the name of Joe Williams' Mike, as an example for your cause despite the many requests of the family for you not to do so? How could you print Mike's name in your anti-war advertisement in the newspaper even after seeing the grief and effort his mother went through to go to Crawford to personally remove it from your cross. You knew it caused them pain.
Mike died honorably and his father, a Vietnam vet is very proud of him. He believed in what he was doing, just like Casey. How could you bring so much pain to the Williams family and so much pain to a nation because of your own anger?
Cindy, how can you do this to your kids who don't know how to explain your actions to anyone here in town? They went through a lot last summer and still are.
The hours, days and weeks following Casey's death were emotionally gut wrenching as many of us with children, husbands, wives, friends and other loved ones in the military comforted you while living with the fears for our own loved ones over there. Everyone went above and beyond because we all believed and still believe in how very right, honorable and courageous our loved ones are in their mission to keep America safe.
We all went through considerable anguish when Casey died and I suspect none moreso than you. But how can you justify your anguish and place it on a higher level than that of Joe Williams?
The treatment you've returned to everyone is inexcusable. Placing Mike Williams' name on a cross despite the family's objections was unforgiveable and the reaction of Mike's mother when she saw it was heartbreaking.
What you are doing to neighbors, to friends, Casey's battle buddies and to a nation of people who are having to relieve the ugly pain of the late 60s and the 70s is unfair.
This is about you, Cindy. Not about anyone else. When you turn your back on your neighbors, your friends, your family and act in this manner, it only evidences that there is no consideration toward anyone or anything else.
Finally, and most disturbing, how can you support a group that supported John Kerry, who on April 7th, on National Public Radio stated that Al Sadr had a "legitimate voice" and that the Coalition (including your son) should not have closed down his newspaper after he called for the deaths of U.S. troops.
You know better than anyone else, Casey was killed in Sadr City by the Al Sadr militants. How can you join ranks with those who support the terrorist who called for the death of your son?
Its beyond me, Cindy, and something I suspect, someday in the future, you'll look back on and with considerable pain.
We don't want that for you. I believe you need to sit down and think about it long and hard. You are bringing so much pain to this nation and its people.
God Bless You.
Wonder if when Kerry sees Cindy & 'new freinds', making news; if he presses his palms and does a little 'bow' of appreciation.
"Cindy, you've changed since the Kerry campaign contacted you in early July of last summer. You're not the same grieving mom, especially after you started traveling on the road to support John Kerry's campaign. "
And there it is in a nutshell. Well at least we now know where her paycheck is coming from.
251 Swifties said Kerry was a lying no good SOB. 13 said Kerry was the man. Funny, those 13 wound up on Kerry's payroll.
Your just jealous because I get to travel and speak at others expence. You and everyone who disagrees with me and my buddies are a bunch of LOSERS! So take your silly letter and shove it where the sun don't shine! I'm a celebrity now and all of you pro-war monsters can kiss my ass!
Don't care about ya'll any more,
..and may God grant peace to Mike's family, to his grieving mother.
This silly Sheehan woman cannot....cannot negate one precious memory of this fallen soldier, or her own son.
Your letter should be printed HUGELY in USA TODAY and written on a billboard, IMO.
Wow. Thank you so much for saying this with caring, but saying the truth. Please get this out to the media, and PLEASE, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
"how did she get the honor of being invited to the White House?" [to meet with the President the time she did]
One small correction...that meeting took place at a military base in the state of Washington, when Bush was on a West Coast area visit. She was one of many family members of KIA soldiers he has met with around the country...
Great letter!! Thank you for saying it so well!
Her first 90 days she called Edwards supporters to inform them that he had adopted a black baby.
Got a source for that? Or did you just forget a sarcasm tag?
I see you just joined FR today. You'll learn we deal in truth and the ability to back it up here.
Looking forward to seeing your link.
Outstanding article by Linda and I thank her for it. I'm a veteran of the armed forces and signed up due to the patriotism that I felt for our country. I knew full well what dangers that I might be facing.
This Cindy Sheehan situation is a prime example of how low the Democrats and liberal bias news media will stoop to whine since their not in power. Their exploiting this woman and she can't wait to see her own name in print. They are dishonoring her son's service for our country.
I would like to know anyhting about a Kerry ~ Sheehan meeting.
Send personal email.
I have heard this rumor before, that Kerry initiated Sheehan's journey.
Thank you for the ping--this is definitely a must-read letter. I had no idea that the Kerry campaign contacted Sheehan.
And thank YOU, Linda, for writing this letter. It is sad, that Cindy has changed so much, though since I don't know her, and am just considering what she has done, I don't have much sympathy for her.
Thanks to your sons, as well, for their service.
I tried to ping you on my earlier post but I guess I messed up your name.
Once again, thank you for speaking out.
That is, unless that person's handlers are all around and explaining the "wrong-headedness" of the writer and how sorry they feel for her, but that the mission must continue.
The very best thing all of us here on FR can do is completely ignore sheehan. Let the MSM do what they do. They are banned in my home anyway.
Let's see if all of us can't concentrate on more positive, uplifting, victorious things, what?
This letter is right on the money, but I have to say I'm sick and tired of reading about, seeing, and hearing from Peace Mother Sheehan. I'm now officially boycotting anything and everything to do with her. I will not read any more posts about her nor will I reply to any. I think the woman is nothing more than a calculating egomaniac who doesn't deserve any of this attention.
..But this letter should be seen nationwide!!!...This woman is THE counter demonstration against Sheehan....She knows the facts, the truth!
Sheehan is a no-count attention-seeking spoiled brat 60s-leftover bolshie that needs the application of a very large hickory switch across her broad backside before deporting her and her cronies to a garden spot like Dufar, Gaza, Damascus, Riyadh, Tehran, or Pyongyang, where she'd be a lot happier.
This bimbo is a disgrace, aids and comforts the enemy, and spits on the memory of her brave son, the memory of all those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spits in the faces of all parents who have lost their sons and daughters. She's the Hanoi Jane of 2005.