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.
Just trying to avoid a misunderstanding ;)
*HUGS!* You are a true hero, Mom.
Did you see the way she was grinning from ear to ear when the camera was on her being dragged away by the cops in Washington today? She doesn't look like she's too busted up over her sons death. She's become another leftist clown.
According to Carly, the youngest daughter, she advised her family had been in contact with the Kerry campaign. Shortly thereafter, she became involved with an organization in Berkeley and agreed to make television advertisements for them. Carly was very excited about speaking to them and showed a card of a public relations firm, that she described as "John Kerry's public relations company" to various individuals in town.
Carly was very excited about being on the road, "working for John Kerry," as she put it, but I believe it was for one of the other organizations that was supporting Kerry.
Cindy, during the campaign, demonstrated at sites where the President and Vice-President spoke, during the summer of 2004.
Sheean is totally insane.
Im sorry to hear that she once was a reasonable woman Linda.
It must have been horrifying to see the change in her
"whatever are you thinking?"
That's a gimmee. sheehan doesn't "think" in any conventional sense of the word. She only prostitutes her sons name in an effort to be in the limelight.
Once this is in hand please, please, please spam 'em all (but do NOT show in the addressee box that you've done this...most papers won't print if that's the case).
Best of luck; great letter.
I have never in my life seen anyone so utterly HAPPY to be arrested.
This is NOT about her grief or her son or any GOLD STAR parent ............this is about HER and only HER!!!!
If you have not already done so, you should tell your story to Mark Levin. He hangs out here and posts occasionally. I think he would be interested, and might put your story on the air (I believe he is currently only on in NYC and Dallas, but his influence is tremendous).
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have mostly tried to turn away from this ghoulish display. But your story must be told, especially if the Kerry campaign were such moral vultures as to have sent a PR firm around to snatch up grieving mothers (shocking, yet not surprising).
My heart goes out to you and your community. And to Cindy.
thanks for posting this.
hate to be this petty but as i assume this will start making its rounds...
third paragraph: "not not" needs corrected
sixth from the last paragraph: "relieve" i believe is meant to be "relive"
Great letter! Send it so CS can see it!
You mean she knows how to read? Well, I'll be...
I bet her behavior is the last thing her brave son wanted
I've often thought that very thing. Afterall, he ENLISTED so he was a professional soldier, not some unfortunate draftee. These nutso so-called protestors seem to have forgotten that we have a volunteer, professional military.
Well, somebody around her must know how to read! Or, maybe not....
Boy, what an optimist.
Congratulations to you for your fine sons, and for your courage. I do hope you will send this to Rush L. and I hope he has the good sense to interview you. God bless.
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