Sheehan Has Had Her Say
Cindy’s Sheehan’s questions: "I want to ask the president, why did he kill my son?" Sheehan told reporters. "He said my son died in a noble cause, and I want to ask him what that noble cause is."
Cindy Sheehan knows the answers to her questions as she wrote: All of Casey’s commendations say that he was killed in the “GWOT” the Global War on Terrorism.
In our post, Not In My Name, we answered a reader's comment with this:
It's been nonstop Cindy Sheehan in the media. Name one person that represents the opposite point of view? You can’t and that’s our point. Cindy Sheehan speaks for disaffected, far left groups in the United States and not for the vast majority of Americans or military families. We are not listening to “all” the voices, we are being forced to listen to one kook as if she had some sort of special right to be heard.A reader responded:
Kook? That's just disrespectful. You can disagree with her without resorting to name-calling.Cindy Sheehan seems completely incapable of disagreeing without name-calling or being respectful of anyone that doesn’t agree with her. However, our referring to Sheehan as a kook was not name-calling; it was descriptive of her rhetoric and behavior. The word kook is defined as someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group. Sheehan fits that definition to a “T”.
Just a sampling of what we are referring to below, starting with a quote from Common Dreams, Breaking News and Views for the Progressive Community.
Cindy Sheehan on the Clinton Administration:
During the Clinton regime the US-UN led sanctions against Iraq and the weekly bombing raids killed tens of thousands of innocent people in Iraq. Many of them were children, but since one of her children didn’t have to be sacrificed to the homicidal war machine, Madeline Albright, thinks the slaughter during the “halcyon” Clinton years was “worth it.” More lies.We could stop with that outrageous statement, but some may need additional examples, so here you go:
Cindy Sheehan on President Bush:
"We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!"
Sheehan has called President Bush "that filth-spewer and warmonger."
Cindy Sheehan on the United States:
Veterans for Peace Convention: When I was growing up, it was Communists'. Now it's Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything.
Sheehan said at a peace rally in April: "America has been killing people on this continent since it was started" and "the killing has gone on unabated for over 200 years".
Sheehan said “this country is not worth dying for “and called the U.S. government a "morally repugnant system."
"Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn't know anything, and we would already be a fascist state," Sheehan said. "Our government is run by one party, every level, and the mainstream media is a propaganda tool for the government."
Cindy Sheehan on Afghanistan:
MATTHEWS: But Afghanistan was harboring, the Taliban was harboring al-Qaida which is the group that attacked us on 9/11.Cindy Sheehan on Iraq:
SHEEHAN: Well then we should have gone after al-Qaida and maybe not after the country of Afghanistan.
MATTHEWS: But that's where they were being harbored. That's where they were headquartered. Shouldn't we go after their headquarters? Doesn't that make sense?
SHEEHAN: Well, but there were a lot of innocent people killed in that invasion, too. ... But I'm seeing that we're sending our ground troops in to invade countries where the entire country wasn't the problem. Especially Iraq. Iraq was no problem. And why do we send in invading armies to march into Afghanistan when we're looking for a select group of people in that country?
So I believe that our troops should be brought home out of both places where we're obviously not having any success in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden is still on the loose and that's who they told us was responsible for 9/11.
And you tell me, what the noble cause is that my son died for. And if he even starts to say freedom and democracy' I'm gonna say, bullshit.Cindy Sheehan on Weapons of Mass Destruction:
You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East..
You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine.
Cindy Sheehan speaking at a Francisco State University rally in April for a lawyer convicted of aiding Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the terrorist connected with the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.:Cindy Sheehan also said:
What they’re saying, too, is like, it’s okay for Israel to have nuclear weapons. But Iran or Syria better not get nuclear weapons. It’s okay for the United States to have nuclear weapons. It’s okay for the countries that we say it’s okay for. We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now. It’s okay for them to have them, but Iran or Syria can’t have them. It’s okay for Israel to occupy Palestine, but it’s – yeah – and it’s okay for Iraq to occupy – I mean, for the United States to occupy Iraq, but it’s not okay for Syria to be in Lebanon. They’re a bunch of fucking hypocrites!
I got an email the other day and it said, "Cindy, if you didn't use so much profanity there's people on the fence' that get offended"On that we can agree. We’re off the fence and singing – you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about Cindy Sheehan. To quote Howard Dean: "You sit down! You had your say, and now I'm going to have my say."
And you know what I said? "You know what? You know what, god-damn-it? How, in the world is anybody still sitting on that fence'?"
"If you fall on the side that is pro-George, and pro-war, you get your ass over to Iraq, and take the place of somebody who wants to come home. And if you fall on the side that is against this war and against George Bush, stand up and speak out."
But whatever side you fall on, quit being on the fence. The opposite of good is not evil, it's apathy. And we have to get this country off their butts, and we have to get the choir singing.