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.
Isn't that the point where Judas got the rope?
Poor, deluded, foolish woman. May God help her cope when the time comes. Her actions will carry her for a while, while she compounds her tragedies.
I think RDB3 and the others are right, and the rotten b@stards who are using her now won't care one whit.
If her son is half the man I think he was, he weeps.
God bless you. Thank you.
This explains much about the change in Cindy 'Moonbat' Sheehan!
Her snuggling up with the reverennnnnnnnnnnnnd Jesse Jackson, with the look of pure ecstasy on her face, was the tip-off. ;)
Thanks Tonkin for the ping!
Thank you; Mom of Two Soldiers for telling the truth ~ you make a huge difference!
She not only betrayed our nation and is betraying our nation with her actions, but she has totally betrayed her son, who believed in our war on terrorism.
What an hellacious thing for any mother to do so very publically, no matter WHAT her personal beliefs on the war happen to be.
No. You'll note I only posted once on this thread and this will be my last.
I try my best to avoid threads like these where the people seem obsessed and consumed with idiots like sheehan. She loves it. Have at it.
Free Republic is "consumed with idiots" of every stripe. That's what we do. We discuss and critique current issues. If Cindy Sheehan and her vicious, anti-American rhetoric isn't a current issue, what is? Would you rather the lying, hateful anti-war group simply be ignored again, like with Vietnam? Do you think our military deserves this treatment? FReepers don't.
Since a great majority of the traffic on FR is essentially the same thing, but on different subjects, why do you even bother?
It is a fact that in the entire Vietnam War we did not lose one major battle. We lost the war at home, and at home John Kerry was the field general.
ROBERT ELDER - Swift Boat Veterans for Truth Press Conference Washington, D.C., May 4, 2004
This letter is worth discussing..Behind Sheehan are some radical groups that are a threat to our nation..Look up ANSWER, Move On,Workers World, Veterans for Peace, etc...Then there are the usual moonbats that go to every protest.
Cindy is pathetic but she fronts for some organized radicals.
I think this is worthy of being read on your radio show, Great One.
Thank you for writing this open letter. And thank you for raising strong, honorable American Soldiers. I am sorry that there is even a need to write such a letter. We salute you and your family.
glad to see you escaped indoctrination and perpetual serfdom.
how did you break free?
Thanks for the ping, Tonkin Proud Vietnam Vet.
Bump for Mom of Two Soldiers' letter to Cindy Shill-han.
Good one, TChris.
If you are the person I met at the Move America Forward / Deborah Johns rally in Amarillo reply to tortuga as I wish the names of the bagpipe CD's (one uses the Reagan pipers Amazing Grace) thanks.
This letter is outstanding. Everything was plainly and simply put, and done with the compassion of a friend. Cindy has no idea that she has friends like you to lean on in times of difficulty, even thought she already has.
Back when she volunteered for the John Kerry campaign was the day her brainwashing began. She has surrounded herself with bad information and people who lie and twist the stroy to suit their own purpose. Sadly she has chosen to believe these lies, rather than seek the truth.
I urge you go public with this letter. People need to know who the "old" Cindy was and what she was like before she laid down with the dogs who had fleas.
This is a great letter. Thank you to your family for all you have done for our Country.
I remember seeing the photo posted on FR. Those were "mock impeachment" hearings. Tom Hayden was standing back in the corner.
Your letter is very compassionate toward Cindy, and very informative to me. I hope Cindy reads it, and that it reaches deep inside her to the person she apparently was before she "arrived" on the national scene.
I have compassion for Cindy, because of what I learned in your letter; and, because of what she was so foolishly willing to sacrifice, at the behest of the political enemies of everything her son fought and died to preserve. How very sad.
Goose bumps all over. Please visit the troop support canteen sometime; it's a new thread every day.
PING for the media to actually see this AND read it!
"OPEN LETTER TO CINDY SHEEHAN"
Thank you for posting your heartfelt letter, Mom of Two Soldiers. I wish all the world could read this!
One way for Cindy to read it directly, would be if you wanted to cut and paste it into a comment to her last article she wrote at the link below. Apparenrtly, she reads them. There is also an email address directly to her and I will FReepmail you with it when I find it again, Mom of Two Soldiers.
Amen and support from another mother of a soldier. God Bless you and your two soldiers, and ALL of our soldiers and our President!
Wonderful letter. I would love to see Linda send this letter to Bill O'Reilly who fights these leftist/fascist idiots every single night it seems. I believe he would give this letter FULL coverage!!!
"Wonderful letter. I would love to see Linda send this letter to Bill O'Reilly who fights these leftist/fascist idiots every single night it seems. I believe he would give this letter FULL coverage!!!"
I've got his e-mail addy!
Beautiful letter, Linda. God bless you, your family and especially your sons for the sacrifices you all are making for this great nation. God bless Joe Williams and the memory of his valiant warrior son, Mike. May he rest in peace.
Although Cindy and the Veterans for Peace have created many spectacles to oppose the Bush administration and the War on Terror, they have absolutely NO AUTHORITY to dishonor any of our troops, past or present. The protestors' pathetic performances are aided and abetted by a salivating media.
None of what they do has to do with truth and has no power to touch or tarnish the honor of our soldiers. Casey Sheehan died honorably in service to this nation, and will be remembered with pride and gratitude. May he rest in peace.
Unfortunately, my neighbor moved and I never got to thank him. I don't know if he's a posting FReeper or just a lurker.
Thank you for this letter. I'm the mom of three veterans (1 Army 2 Marines) and it hurts me to see how she is dragging Casey's name through the mud. I hope she reads your letter and it sinks in but I'm afraid she is too far gone for that. Thank your sons for their service!!!!!
God bless you, your family and your son for your sacrifices and service to our nation. Because of meeting people like you at FR, my pride in this country grows every day.
Please come over to the military support canteen on FR sometime/anytime. You can find it by scrolling down on your right-hand sidebar.
GREAT Linda. Just send it to him. I honestly believe that he will use it. He may even call you to come on the show. I thought Cindy Sheehan looked really PATHETIC as she was grinning widely as she was being packed off to the van. There is No doubt anymore that this has NOTHING to do with her son and everything to do with HERSELF. She must have been somewhat weak minded to even get involved with this HATE filled crowd.
I totally agree. I sincerely hope she reads that letter and recants all of the hatred that she has spewed forth.
Her son would be so ashamed of her.
"GREAT Linda. Just send it to him. I honestly believe that he will use it. He may even call you to come on the show. I thought Cindy Sheehan looked really PATHETIC as she was grinning widely as she was being packed off to the van. There is No doubt anymore that this has NOTHING to do with her son and everything to do with HERSELF. She must have been somewhat weak minded to even get involved with this HATE filled crowd."
Here is the address (I think it should come from Mom of Two Soldiers:
Oh they'll care all right-they will care just enough to blame W for causing this poor, dear, moonbat traitor to kill herself.
Didn't someone release a story saying she had actually left Casey's father 20 years ago and doesn't even know her own son really?
And that her present hubby is about ready to leave her because she's going off her nut?
keep it bttt
Linda has the goods on Sadr Cindy.
And the dems know she might commit suicide just like we know. And they don't care. They'll use her, but the "love the troops" thing is a lie for them ... and Cindy's the mother of a military man. They don't have any more respect for her than they have for the people who shop at Walmart. I hate the dems for what they are and for what they do... I really hate them.
Can you invite him to join FR?
I think hell to pay for Cindy too. She's a pawn, imo, but not an innocent one.
Incredible story! I am glad you have recovered in your personal life and that FR played a crucial role. Spread the word and close your window (contact highs from pot smoking neighbors will still lead you back to being a DUmmie!).