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May 29, 2007

Cindy Sheehan, Quieter

Filed under: Defending America,Terrorism — Sisyphus @ 5:02 am

Apparently, she got tired of attacking our Commander-in-Chief.

Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became an anti-war leader after her son was killed in Iraq, declared Monday she was walking away from the peace movement.

She said her son died “for nothing.”

Sheehan achieved national attention when she camped outside President Bush’s home in Crawford, Texas, throughout August 2005 to demand a meeting with the president over her son’s death.

While Bush ignored her, the vigil made her one of the most prominent figures among opponents of the war.

But in a Web diary posted to the liberal online community Daily Kos on Monday, Sheehan said she was exhausted by the personal, financial and emotional toll of the past two years.

She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said “often puts personal egos above peace and human life.”

I don’t agree with her opinions, but I respect her son’s sacrifice. I know that she’s grief-stricken, which is why she can’t see the importance of this war. Her son didn’t die for nothing. He died for freedom. A freedom that our President, George W. Bush, is trying to win for us and for the people of Iraq. A freedom that she denied President Bush himself by constantly pestering him at his Texan domicile.

Even her staunches defenders would have trouble defending some of her opinions- like her outlook on Israel, for example. Christopher Hitchens was right to point out in 2005,

Have they[anti-war demonstrators] seriously asked themselves how humane the consequences of that would be? The news of a pullout would put a wolfish grin on the faces of the “al-Qaida in Mesopotamia” brigade, as Mr. Zarqawi’s force has named itself in order to resolve all doubt. Every effort would be made to detonate every available car-bomb and mine, so as to claim the withdrawal of coalition forces as a military victory for jihad. I can quite understand Ms. Sheehan’s misery at the thought of her son being killed on some desolate road. But will she be on hand to console the parents whose sons are shot in the back while being ordered to surrender and withdraw?

I hope I don’t insult the intelligent readers of this magazine if I point out what the consequences of such a capitulation would be for the people of Iraq. Paint your own mental picture of a country that was already almost beyond rescue in 2003, as it is handed back to an alliance of homicidal Baathists and Bin-Ladenists. Comfort yourself, if that’s the way you think, with the idea that such people are only nasty because Bush made them so. Intone the Sheehan mantra—repeated this very week—that terrorism is no problem because after all Bush is the leading terrorist in the world. See if that cheers you up. Try it on your friends. Live with it, if you are ready to live with the consequences of what you desire.

This is an argument, about a real war, that deserves moral seriousness on all sides. Flippancy and light-mindedness have no place. Cindy Sheehan’s cheerleader Michael Moore has compared the “insurgents” in Iraq to the American minutemen and Founding Fathers. Do I taunt him for not volunteering to fight himself in such a noble cause? Of course I do not. That would be a low and sly blow. Do I say that he is spouting fascistic nonsense? Of course I do. Is Cindy Sheehan exempt from any verdict on her wacko opinions because of her bereavement? I would say that she is not.

I just hope someday she realizes the error of her views. America understands why she felt the way she did, so we can be patient.

16 Comments »

  1. It’s very good of George Dubya to spend a few minutes of his precious time with a grieving mother whose son died in the service of his country in order to discuss the reasons for his death.

    Oh wait, that never happened did it?

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 29, 2007 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  2. I’m glad this woman has finally decided to shut her mouth. I couldn’t stand her.

    Isn’t it bad enough that our President has to endure the news of each and every casualty, without grieving widows and parents begging him for special favors?

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 29, 2007 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  3. Tell me how, again, Iraq was trying to take our freedom?

    Comment by rob — May 29, 2007 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  4. i expect our leader to do a much better job, now that this distraction has been cleared. think about how you would perform at your job if every day at your little cubicle or work station some unwashed psychopath sat next to you hurling insults at you all day. he will probably be able to go back to his 12 hour sleep schedule, as well.

    Comment by JasonC — May 29, 2007 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  5. I should add that I don’t agree with Christopher Hitchens on everything, but when it comes to Iraq he and I are two peas in a pod.

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 29, 2007 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

  6. “Tell me how, again, Iraq was trying to take our freedom?”

    Apparently, you were living in a cave on 9/11. So, here goes: On 9/11/01, terrorists financed and supported by Saddam Hussein killed 3,000 Americans and destroyed the World Trade Center.

    This is why we fight- not only to punish the wrongdoers who attacked us, but also to bring freedom to the peoples of the Middle East so that they never want to attack us again.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 29, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  7. “I should add that I don’t agree with Christopher Hitchens on everything, but when it comes to Iraq he and I are two peas in a pod.”

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 29, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    You do Know Marcia that Cris Hitchens is an athiest heathen? You should not pea in any pod with him. I am concerned about your moral well being. He also has a problem with the demon rum from what I hear. You and He should only partake of good Christian Rum and leave any pods out of it. They are deviltry and beelzabobitude of the worst sort. Go with Brownback and Jesus. Being two peas in a pod with them is good for your moral purity.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 29, 2007 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  8. “You do Know Marcia that Cris Hitchens is an athiest heathen? You should not pea in any pod with him. I am concerned about your moral well being. He also has a problem with the demon rum from what I hear. You and He should only partake of good Christian Rum and leave any pods out of it. They are deviltry and beelzabobitude of the worst sort. Go with Brownback and Jesus. Being two peas in a pod with them is good for your moral purity.”

    He’s right, Marcia. I don’t know if you knew this or not, but Christopher Hitchens is wrong on almost every issue EXCEPT the war in Iraq. You might not want to associate yourself with him too closely.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 29, 2007 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

  9. What exactly is an Atheist Heathen?

    Atheism, defined as a philosophical view, is the position that either affirms the nonexistence of gods or rejects theism. In its broadest definition, atheism is the absence of belief in deities, sometimes called nontheism. Although atheists are commonly assumed to be irreligious, some religions, such as Buddhism, have been characterized as atheistic.

    Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning “an old country dweller, rustic”) is a term which, from a Western perspective, has come to connote a broad set of spiritual or cultic practices or beliefs of any folk religion, and of historical and contemporary polytheism religions in particular.

    Two differing philosophies that are mutually exclusive.

    Anyway off the point.

    Will someone please explain why George Dubya refused to speak to this poor woman who lost her son, even for a minute? Other than him being a hardhearted warmongerer who didn’t want to be reminded of the cost of stealing oil and waging an illegal war on a sovereign nation.

    *waits for insults*

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 30, 2007 @ 6:34 am | Reply

  10. Hoverfrog, why don’t you go hover on your frog you athiest heathen.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 30, 2007 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  11. Will someone please explain why George Dubya refused to speak to this poor woman who lost her son, even for a minute? Other than him being a hardhearted warmongerer who didn’t want to be reminded of the cost of stealing oil and waging an illegal war on a sovereign nation.”

    To do so would’ve been favoritism. What about all the other thousands of Moms out there? Not to mention, she wanted to embolden our enemies.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 30, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  12. I got your hoverfrog right here. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSusJ3Sx_IA . . . and I was right. It doesn’t even hover. All it does is make weird noises like you.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 30, 2007 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  13. ec1009 can you read? I explained the inherent contradiction of the phrase Atheist heathen and yet you persist in using it. Please read a dictionary if you don’t trust me.

    Funny frog though.

    Sisyphus, Dubya really should apologise for every death he has ordered in his illegal and immoral war for oil reserves. No doubt he empathises with the loss of sons, brothers, fathers and husbands as a “Good Christian”?

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 30, 2007 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  14. Reading comprehension is a communist plot. Have you read the bible? Its written by God yet incomprehensible. The opposite of Godliness is communism. If God is incomprensible it follows that comprehension is ungodly and therefore communistic. Comprehend Commiefrog!

    Comment by ec1009 — May 30, 2007 @ 8:14 pm | Reply

  15. You’re incomprensible. Ergo you must be a god?

    Communism is an economic and political system.

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 31, 2007 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  16. I am not a god, just one of HIS humble servants you commie treefrog.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 31, 2007 @ 5:33 pm | Reply


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