August 06, 2005


Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a young soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, protested outside the Bush ranch with a group of protesters demanding to speak to President Bush.

Supported by more than 50 shouting demonstrators, Cindy Sheehan, 48, told reporters, "I want to ask George Bush: Why did my son die?"

Why did her son die? She honestly claims not to know why her son was killed in Iraq?

Your son, as well as every other soldier killed in this conflict, died because he made an informed and conscious decision to join the military of a nation committed to protecting its citizens during a time of terror and upheaval. To say he was duped by a recruiter with promises of cash and a guarenteed slot in the Chaplancy is to call into question and discount to the world his intelligence, his sense of duty, his honor, and his manhood. You turn him from the man he was into the child you raised. He earned his manhood and independence, and the world owes him it's respect.

Your son died because he stepped up bravely when he was needed and did what was necessary to quell rioting near Baghdad. He knew the risk and accepted it.

Your son died because thousands of foreign nationals cross the border into Iraq every day from such places as Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Jordan, Palestinian Israel, Morrocco, Pakistan. They cross the border and take up arms, not for the freedom of a nation, but to preserve the status quo of corruption, despotism, fanatisism, and intollerance. They do so, emboldened by the words and deeds of those here who do not merely question or debate the war, but who take up verbal and written arms against this nation, her government, and her military for no other reasons than intellectual arrogance and political intollerance.

Your son is dead because France and Germany and Russia put their own greed and self interest ahead of the good of an entire people held in servitude by the avarice and ego of one man, Saddam Hussain, and his quest for ever increasing territory and power in the Middle East. Even after the US pulled away from him after the gas attacks during the Iran-Iraq war, these countries and more continued to trade with him, enhancing his military and his outlandish palaces while leaving his country in ever increasing poverty. If you want to yell "No Blood for Oil" and accurately address the involved parties, you will need to have a visa and risk imprisonment. Most of these countries are not nearly as open to dissent as what you are used to.

If you want to know why your son is dead, look in the mirror. He is dead because you raised him right, inspite of your behavior now. And although you may hate the man he called Commander in Chief, and you may hate me for what I believe, I have nothing but thanks for how your raised your son. Just remember that what you say and do endangers the sons and daughters of other mothers just as caring and loving as you are. Do not endanger them as a part of your grief process.

Posted by Mamamontezz at August 6, 2005 10:20 PM | TrackBack

Well stated Mama. Sad as it is, Casey Sheehan made the decision to serve this nation of his own freewill, a decision I respect and honor, his sacrifice while serving to liberate foreign nationals in the interest of our national security makes him one of the unsung heroes of this war. Cindy Sheehan's pandering to the press makes her look like a useful idiot at the hands of the media in the blame Bush quadrant. Casey Sheehan paid the ultimate price at age 24, not at 18 or 19 as some of the draftees of my era did. George Bush has successfully waged two wars against Islamo-Fascism abroad and has taken on the terrorist’s worldwide who have stricken this nation. In a country where body counts are the measure of wartime success Bush is way under when compared to Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, by over 56,000 and so far Bush hasn't abandoned his military like Johnson did.

Posted by: Jack at August 7, 2005 09:42 AM

Very well said Mama, I totally agree and along with you and his mother we mourn the loss of another of America's Heros and wonder aloud where do we find such men. And answer it to myself "only in America".

Posted by: davidholtz at August 7, 2005 05:38 PM

I am saddend by the loss of this fine American.Its also sad his Mom is wasting her efforts with those idiotarians.

Posted by: LC.IB NeilV at August 8, 2005 06:20 AM

Bravo and amen. Very well-stated. It's sad that this woman's grief, needing a target, has been expressed through sustained irrational anger and hatred toward the President. Sadder still is how she is being used by the radical left as a "poster mom" to leverage their own agenda. I don't think they care whether she ever comes to terms with her son's death; she's merely symbolic. And they will drop her and "move on" when she's no longer useful to them.

Posted by: Mona at August 8, 2005 08:53 AM

Hey, what Neil said.

What this woman is doing is a travesty. Isn't it ironic that these people bitch and moan at and about the very people who are defending and preserving their very right to bitch and moan?

I'm saddened at the death of Casey Sheehan, just as I am every soldier killed in the War on Terror. This does not mean that I do not hold deep felings of gratitutde for what they have done. These blogs are a direct result of people dying to preserve the rights of all Americans.

This woman should be offering a prayer of thanks to her son and his comrades instead of making a stink with the President. Her son was cut down by an evil terrorist, not by an evil Republican


Posted by: RightWingRocker at August 8, 2005 01:24 PM

Very well put. Unfortunately, your voice of honor and sanity won't reach Mrs. Sheehan in her irrational grief.

Posted by: Donnie Boy at August 9, 2005 09:59 PM

Mamamontezz, thank you for this magnificent post. Great job.

Posted by: Asher Abrams at August 10, 2005 07:14 AM

Sad to see this women ,I grieve for her son,But she is a tool of the left .Its hard to watch her rant and carry on about how Bush doesnt care.She is a sad case.

Posted by: LC.IB NeilV at August 10, 2005 10:30 AM

She is indeed a tool. Read this post on Little Green Footballs.

Posted by: Asher - Dreams Into Lightning at August 11, 2005 07:19 AM
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