Monday, April 12, 2010

Note to Cindy Sheehan: It Isn’t War That We Honor

Apparently tired of being insignificant and after having her clock cleaned by San Fran Nan in last year’s election, self-proclaimed Peacenik, Cindy Sheehan, continues to dance on her hero sons’ grave.

Sheehan made news after being recruited by Kerry campaign in 2004 to oppose President Bush’s reelection due to her son, Casey, giving his life in the Iraq Theater of the War on Terror earlier. Having gotten used to the limelight, she continues to travel about, on someone’s money, still harping against the war and whoever leads it.

Bush is gone so Obama is the bad guy in her eyes now and there is no ditch for her spend her days in and stand before on TV appearances outside the White House.

Crawling back out of the woodwork recently, she popped up in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she “was turned down by half a dozen area venues that organizers approached to host her, most notably the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton” leading Sheehan to proclaim, “This is the first time I've been shut out of an entire community.”

Never at a loss of words, no matter how much they may embolden our enemies or wrong they may be, Sheehan made her pitch outside, “I come with the message that killing is wrong, a pro-life message,” said the woman who classifies those who behead our people, stone 14-year-old girls to death for being raped, attack Mosques killing any who might not agree with their perverted interpretation of the Holy Qur’an and who generally terrorize others to gain oppressive control as “Freedom Fighters.”

Sheehan, who once labeled Viet Nam Veterans as “Rightist Haters of America” and Slandered General Petraeus asked, “Who says that one American soldier’s life is better than an Iraqi baby, or a Pakistani baby or an Afghan baby. Who made the value of an American life more than any other life?”

That she could even ask that, after her own son sacrificed his life in defense of innocent Iraqis leaves me near speechless. Does she consider those “Freedom Fighters” more precious than her own son, whose grave she continues to dance on?

Like many so-called “peace activists,” Sheehan displays no appreciation for those who willingly place themselves between us and our enemies. To them, our brave Soldiers are little more than a tool for them to parade out in their “rush to surrender.”

In criticizing sayings etched into a Veterans Memorial that surrounds the courthouse there, Sheehan said, “I find it despicable that this courthouse is festooned with pro-war sentiment. War – I’m sorry, it doesn’t matter how many quotes you can find - war is not noble.”

Here’s a newsflash for Ms. Sheehan. It isn’t war we honor on those Memorials or that we see as noble. It is men and women, such as your son that we find noble and honor.

It is all who stand up to defend our freedoms and liberties, especially the fallen.
We honor the Scott Stanton’sand the Bob Pilk’s, two of the thirteen who also paid the ultimate sacrifice out of my unit in Viet Nam while I was there that we give honor too.

It is the Casey Sheehan’s that are due the honor and that we find noble, not the war itself. We despise war and when one is thrust upon us, desire to fight it and end it in victory as soon as possible, not surrender to those who would deny us the freedom and liberty our founders bestowed upon us.

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

That is your son, Cindy. That is every single one of those men & women who have voluntarily walked into the line of fire on our behalf with the desire to live, but willing to lay down their lives so others may have a decent chance at life.

That is not despicable. That is honor. That is noble, not the war.

What is despicable is that so many of us honor your son’s sacrifice and memory more than you do.

UPDATE: Sheehan has written one of the most inflammatory condemnations of the Troops I've read to date. Does she not see it is her own son she is denigrating?

From her post Take This Empire and Shove It!

And what about this Cult of Troop Worship? Even the antiwar movement is so careful to not criticize anything The Troops do. We are constantly admonished to “hate the war, but love the warrior.” I am sorry, but I don’t even like that word, “warrior.” It implies that our children join the military to commit war crimes, but we all know that most of our children join for education benefits, or health insurance. “Warrior” also implies that we live in a War State—which we do—but the antiwar movement does not have to use the nomenclature of The Empire. Most of us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, but when our young people become The Troops they receive a thorough brainwashing and get sent off to murder and rape children and pregnant women. Our kids become hired goons for imperial greed—more like victims of a system that neglects everyone’s essential needs, than heroes.

What an unbelievably hateful thing to say about those who would protect even her, especially her own son.

4 comments:

Yono Senada said...

I can't imagine the hurt she must feel in losing her child. I think she is greatly misguided and from what I have read about her son, he not only volunteered -but did so, twice. He was a hero.

Lew Waters said...

I once felt that way about her too. But, seeing her continued braying, using the money from his insurance to run around protesting, instead of for a headstone for his grave and her claims of those who killed him were "Freedom Fighters," I have to wonder if she misses him at all.

It looks like she didn't lose a son, but gained a platform to protest from, his grave.

Rick Fisk said...

Please don't read the reports about the troops killing a bunch of civilians and then crudely cutting the bullets out of the bodies to cover up their murder. You might start to understand that Sheehan is right.

Lew Waters said...

Is that what you think of Casey too, Rick? Do you think every Military person is, as Cindy says, "sent off to murder and rape children and pregnant women?"

Do you join her in believing that about her own son?

Is this the "support the Troops but not the war" cry now?

Will you and Cindy meet returning Troops and spit on them and demonize them too, as they did us when we came home from Viet Nam?

Let me ask, because a few Police over the years have committed crimes, are we to believe all Police are nothing more than murderers and criminals?

What sick little minds you people have.