This has become such a pathetic thing to observe. Cindy Sheehan is demanding a second meeting with President Bush so she can tell him she knows better how to run the United States of America than he does. After the first meeting, she was quoted by the newspaper in her hometown of Vacaville, Calif., as saying that the President seemed sympathetic. As time passed she said that President Bush treated her callously during their meeting. It’s dirty pool, pure and simple. By all accounts she is an anti-war activist from way back. Publicly using her son’s death in Iraq as her leverage for another meeting is deplorable. Her son died over a year ago. She has now figured out how to capitalize on it. To make matters worse, she has aligned herself with left wing anti-war activists such as Michael Moore, moveon.org and other liberal organizations who will gladly use her to further their own cause. The Washington Post is reporting that Sheehan is working with a political consultant and a team of public relations professionals. Of course the ambulance chasing media eats it all up like they do most anti-America propaganda.
Fortunately, most military families are proud of the military and America. There is a reason why a huge majority in the military vote conservative. They understand the role the military has played in this country and that it’s the reason we are free, or anyone in the world for that matter. You wouldn’t know the military votes conservative if you watch the mainstream media. They can’t run quick enough to a liberal military person or family member. It’s too bad they don’t give the same airtime to the pro freedom members of the armed forces. There are not enough hours in the day to get even a brief word with all the military members and their families who support the war effort. Case in point, Cindy Sheehan’s own family members. Too bad the media doesn’t give equal time to them. Seems even they recognize her for what she is. This is from the letter from members of her family sent to the Reporter newspaper, in Vacaville. It was signed by Casey Sheehan’s aunt Cherie Quartarolo on behalf of his paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins:
“We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the expense of her son’s good name and reputation.”
“The Sheehan family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. The rest of the Sheehan family supports the troops, our country and our president, silently, with prayer and respect.”
To use the death of a family member to get your 15 minutes of fame is shameless. She has aligned herself with the extreme left wing nuts and they gladly use her to keep their anti-American rhetoric alive. Some of these guys in these demonstrations have been protesting since Vietnam. They love a good protest and a lifelong buzz. Apparently more than they love a good bath and a change of clothes.
It is not even rational to be this close to finishing the objective in Iraq to pull out now. It would be an injustice to the Iraqi people and their new government as well as those who have fought there in the name of freedom. It is basically just a matter of training the Iraqi people to defend themselves. It is simply going to take some time. We are fighting brutal Godless terrorists. I believe by this time next year there will be a significant reduction in troops over there. It wouldn’t be wise for President Bush to put a date out there but I think it is closer than most people think. By that time we may be involved someplace else, so flower children take heart. We live in the most dangerous of times. We didn’t address the problem years ago and now we deal with it or else. It’s just a sad but simple matter of fact. Now if the tabloid mainstream media would spend less time on a story that is not even newsworthy and more time on stories of national security issues such as the 911 commission coverup, we would all be the better for it. But that story will never get the attention it fully merits because it implicates the Clinton administration.