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.
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