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.
She's too clueless to commit suicide.
It's a vanity. No source is needed other than the poster since it's written by the poster.
Linda, thank you. No one has spoken the truth as you do. I don't know if it is possible for whatever reason Cindy has for doing what she is doing until she is dried and used up.
It's too bad and we will pray for you and for Cindy to come back down to earth.
Thanks I wasnt sure because it looked to link to an external site but just kept linking and linking
Old communists never die. They keep re-cycling, year after year.
And that would, of course, be Bush's fault too. /s
I am the source. I live in Vacaville, California where Cindy Sheehan lives and it is MY letter to Cindy Sheehan, to which I hope she will read and know the pain she has put everyone through.
Sing it Linda! Tell the world
Wow...God Bless you for speaking out!
Thanks for the open letter.
Cindy is a disgusting moron.
A moving letter, Linda. I was not aware that Kerry's campaign contacted her (I admit that I am not up on the details of this entire sordid spectacle) -- was it the Kerry campaign that got this whole ball rolling? Did they just troll lists of grieving families until they found one that they could twist to suit their purposes? Is this widely known or reported?
Please continue to make your story known.
I wasn't aware that any FReepers actually know Sheehan personally. PLEASE send this to every paper in the country.
Thanks Dear Pardon my checking.
Bless you for posting this to the World.
And thanks to your children for their service.
Only too true. Her 15 minutes of fame will be over in due course, the fickle liars in the media will drop her for the next faddish symbol, her new "friends" will abandon her as no longer useful, and then where will she be? I can't say how long it will take, but it will inevitably happen.
She may hope to continue as a professional anti-war protester in her own right, but she clearly lacks talent as an agitator or an organizer. She is the manipulated, not the manipulater. There will be no future for her in the leftist movements once her usefulness has vanished.
I think that mylife is questioning the veracity of the post as we don't know this poster.
If others know this poster please let us know.
We don't want to jump on a bandwagon that ain't there.
I don't know what to say to look less mean.
I think she'll try to be an assassin. After all, according to her own delusional beliefs, she was "chosen by the universe" to do something big.
As another Freeper observed in another thread, neurotics build castles in the sky. Psychotics live in them.
Cindy's obviously off that very deep end.
You letter is more than powerful because your family KNOWS cindi and her family.
You have observed a change in her, a change that drew national attention and has caused heartache for many families who had to travel to get their own deceased children's names off of cindi's absusive use of crosses.
She had, imo, committed sedition as a private citizen, joining the ranks of elected officials who have done the same in a time of war.
She has used her grief as a barricade against criticism and managed to do harm to our troops moral and has called our President a 'terrorist' while we are at war with terrorism.
Your letter gains supra validity because you have personal knowledge.
Please send you letter out with your real name and info to as many radio talk show outlets as possible, I will back you by sending your letter with your screen name and so will others here....we can get this out...and help you lift up other parents of our soldiers who feel as we do...that serving our nation is the most courageous, remarkable, honorable and sacrificial duty a man or woman can engage in. A full service to all of his or her nation, at risk of life.
Thank you SO MUCH for posting your letter here on FR.
What a good, good mom you are!
I just got a wierd response when I clicked on source.
Im dont wish to question the post. I just wish to verify.
Mom of two soldiers says she is source.
Thank you, Mom of two Soldiers!
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