This Is Getting Revolting

“Cindy Sheehan has become the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, leader of the Hip Hop Caucus, an activist group. “She’s tired, fed up and she’s not going to take it anymore, and so now we stand with her.”

Um, or NOT. And when she explained away the dust-up with her in-laws concerning her camp out and 15 minutes of fame thusly…

“When they voted for the man who my husband and I consider killed our son, that was the thing that was the last straw,”…

…I wondered if that was really what her husband thought, since…

Casey’s father, Patrick, of Vacaville, was not mentioned. He has acknowledged that he and his wife are separated, but he has avoided the spotlight that surrounds his wife’s high-profile protest.

Regardless of his feelings for her, I think he owes it to his son’s memory to say where he stands. He didn’t ask for this three ring circus, but it’s in his lap now with her using his name. Speak your piece either way, Dad.
At least the article mentions that “demonstrators there are facing increased antagonism from locals and opposition from some military families.” I guess that makes it more well-balanced than most. Via Tim Blair, a difference of opinion from someone who met the President at the same time Mrs. Sheehan did.
As for me personally, I think she’s a grief stricken mother whose anguish has taken on a life of it own. She has a right to speak and believe whatever she wishes. (As I also know mine well might, God forbid anything ever happened to my son.) What I can’t abide are comments like the first one above, hitching their wagons to tragedy for face time on TV.
UPDATE: Mohammed at Iraq The Model attempts to answer Cindy Sheehan’s questions. I think he succeeds brilliantly, but I’m afraid such a poignant message is wasted on the media creature her grief has become. These are the last few paragraphs. Click through and read the whole, beautiful tribute.

But I am not leaving this land because the bad guys are not going to leave us or you to live in peace. They are the same ones who flew the planes to kill your people in New York.
I ask you in the name of God or whatever you believe in; do not waste your son’s blood.
We here have decided to avenge humanity, you and all the women who lost their loved ones.
Take a look at our enemy Cindy, look closely at the hooded man holding the sword and if you think he’s right then I will back off and support your call.
We live in pain and grief everyday, every hour, every minute; all the horrors of the powers of darkness have been directed at us and I don’t know exactly when am I going to feel safe again, maybe in a year, maybe two or even ten; I frankly don’t know but I don’t want to lose hope and faith.
We are in need for every hand that can offer some help. Please pray for us, I know that God listens to mothers’ prayers and I call all the women on earth to pray with you for peace in this world.
Your son sacrificed his life for a very noble cause…No, he sacrificed himself for the most precious value in this existence; that is freedom.
His blood didn’t go in vain; your son and our brethren are drawing a great example of selflessness.
God bless his free soul and God bless the souls of his comrades who are fighting evil.
God bless the souls of Iraqis who suffered and died for the sake of freedom.
God bless all the freedom lovers on earth.

A Swill Salute to Mike’s America.

5 Responses to “This Is Getting Revolting”

  1. Lisa says:

    She said it was “pre-meditated murder” on Olbermann’s show last night. They played clips today on Laura Ingraham’s show.
    I’m sorry for her loss, but her words and actions disgust me.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    She has sadly become unhinged.

  3. Dave J says:

    Fuck her. George Bush didn’t kill her son: the enemy did. I don’t suppose she’d think to go to Iraq and give Zarqawi the same kind of treatment? No, because she knows that would get her killed. She disgraces everything her son died for.

  4. The Real JeffS says:

    I’m oscillating between her grief has driven her nuts (with a helpful push from assorted lefties), and she’s just an attention whore. In either case, this has gone past pathetic into disgusting. Her son deserves better.

  5. NJ Sue says:

    I won’t criticize her because her grief is worthy of respect, but I will criticize those who are making use of her. Her son was a grown man who made a choice to serve his country and died honorably. If the President did as she asked and withdrew the troops from Iraq right now, his death would be a waste. Why would she want that?

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