9.21.2005

She's Baaaaaaaaaack

Anti-war activist, Cindy Sheehan, delivers a letter to the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Washington. Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq last year, is calling for the immediate return of troops from the region. Her 25-state tour is set to culminate Saturday with an anti-war march in Washington.(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is she financing all of this travel and time away from work?

Anonymous said...

The DNC covers it all. What an idiot.

m&m said...

They need to strap her to the sea wall at Galveston for the next couple of days. Oops, I'm showing the conservative compassionate side of me.

Anonymous said...

She was a soldiers mother who died in Iraq. Give her a break! She has a right to protest the war! Until you walk in her shoes and feel her pain, you don't know what you would do.

Jeff said...
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Anonymous said...

Give me a damn break! You cannot sit here and tell me her f****** son had a gun held to his head when he enlisted. He enlisted at his own free will. Stupid ass idiots I swear to god. If you don't like it, don't enlist.

Anonymous said...

People join for all kinds of reasons and many don't have a clue that they might actually have to fight in a war. Heck, some of the females join to get a free boob job. The armed forces are not exactly forthright when it comes to signing kids up. They make it sound like a bed of roses and for many kids - joining the military is their last resort.

Even if a person signs up and knows he might have to fight in a war, that doesn't justify the war itself.

Anonymous said...

...and the rest of us working class must use the postal service for mail delivery.

comment4U said...

Well, might get blasted along w/you, m&m, but I'm with you--sick of seeing & hearing about her. She's a blight to her son's memory, she's destroyed her remaining living family and I suspect her "mission" is all about Cindy Sheehan and the spotlight. You don't fight for the loss of a son at the expense of your spouse and other children. Reasoning goes to hell on that one.....if America's military intentions are so bad, go live somewhere else, and don't come cryin' for the troops to rescue you later.

Condoleesa said...

I feel very sorry for this woman. I think she needs mental help. Her problems appear to go deeper than her opinion about Iraq. I have a son in Iraq and I would never do anything like this. I am so proud of him being there. He volunteered to go and was very excited about going.

Anonymous said...

The real question to all you conservative compassionates -
How do you propose our country pay for this needless war? Per the Congressional Budget Office:

Initial deployment of troops: $9 billion to $13 billion
Conducting the war: $6 billion to $9 billion per month
Returning forces to US: $5 billion to $7 billion
Temporary occupation of Iraq: $1 billion to $4 billion per month

Anonymous said...

The anti-war protesting that Cindy Sheehan is indulging in, is not only demoralizing to the troops that are currently deployed overseas, but it also is a feebile attempt to prove that her sons death was in vain.

Is this how we want to welcome back our troops from the most emotionally, mentally, and physically trying period in their lives? Welcome back, and by the way the last few years of your life that you soley dedicated to serving and protecting our country, and it's citizens, is unappreciated, and unworthy!!!

I understand that everyone deals with grief at sometime in their life, and we all deal with it in different ways. Why can't Mrs. Sheehan learn to deal with hers a little more quietly?

Condoleesa said...

anon 9:30

You do make a good point about the cost of the war. However, I think you can't put a price on freedom. I believe we are there trying to make the world a better place we certainly aren't there to bring the price of oil down as evidenced in the last few weeks.

Maybe if we had reacted earlier to Hitler then all those Jews wouldn't have died. We allowed the Kurds and the Shites to be slaughtered for far too long by Hussein. Many of the same people screaming to get out of Iraq were very much behind it when we first went in. I do believe we thought there were WMD and at the time most people did or they wouldn't have been behind going and the approval ratings then were very high.

Yes there are still deaths in Iraq everyday. There are deaths here everyday too but I don't see Cindy Sheehan out with MADD or protesting cigarette sales. The cost of drunk drivers and cancer patients probably rivals the cost of the Iraqi Occupation. Throw in the cost of maintaining prisons for those convicted of drug crimes and I know the cost will rival it. More people die every year from drug related deaths and from drunk drivers and health problems caused by bad habits than the numbers of Americans dying in Iraq.

Condoleesa said...

anon 4:30For the record, I find it very difficult to believe (having been in the Army) that anyone enlisting doesn't know what an Army is for. I take offense at the insinuation that the recruiters lie to get people to enlist. Yes that is a joke but absolutely untrue in this day and age. In fact if a recruiter lied to you that is a valid reason to terminate your enlistment without penalty.

Anonymous said...

The price on freedom - I don't even know what that means anymore. As far as our "freedom" China poses a far more greater risk to our "freedom" than Iraq ever did... More concerning our country has lost all credibility with the world and United Nations. When a real "threat" arises, we will be viewed as the country that cried wolf one too many times. That is tragic considering the important work that both democrats and republicans have done over the past administrations to bolster our credibility with the world.

Condoleesa said...

China poses only an economic threat right now. They aren't building nuclear reactors or invading anyone. Yes they have a terrible human rights record but frankly they are too big for us to take on without the entire rest of the world with us.

Anonymous said...

How many more mother's sons have to die in a country where they are killing each other. Iraq is in the middle of a civil war.

We are there to bring them freedom. We are there to keep them from coming over here. We are there because they were going to destroy us.

All of those who are so supportive of this war, should write a check out to pay for it, go over there and fight it or not critize the majority of Americans who don't support it.

Iraq doesn't want to be a country. Part of it wants to be run by its religious leaders, some want to be the next Saddam and the Kurds have it together.

We need the money to rebuild New Orleans and the damage in the gulf!

Anonymous said...

What she doesn't understand is that her son new there was a chance he was going to get killed! He stood up for his country and she should be proud of it instead of ashamed!

Anonymous said...

The mother of the soldier is proud of her son. She doesn't want any more mother's sons to die for a war that is wrong!

Is the war worth it? They can fight for their own freedom. We did. They can find their own way. It is one thing for them to blow each other up, but it is another thing to blow up our kids!

I think she has great courage and is exercising her right to protest. If the mothers don't stand up, who will?

Anonymous said...

Hey anon @ 8:00, what about them blowing up OUR buildings....as in the world trade center??????

Anonymous said...

How do we respond to 9/11?

Go after Bin Laden! He ain't in Iraq! 3,000 kids can get blow up in Iraq and it won't get the ones behind 9/11.

Sorry, it is the wrong war.

Anonymous said...

Her son was a hero, but she is a nutcase. He wasn't on the front lines, but when he heard that a fellow soldier was missing, he volunteered to assist in locating him. He was killed in his attempt to assist a fellow soldier. Even her close family and friends think she is nuts and that her son died doing what he believed in. The recorded version of her meeting with President Bush is much different than her current views. She previously stated that her son died defending our country and that President Bush was sincere when condoning her during their meeting. How guickly things change when money becomes involved

Anonymous said...

one more Liberal gone nuts

Anonymous said...

If i was a liberal i would go nuts two! I mean they change what they believe daily!

Anonymous said...

In responds to anon. at 4:33
don't you think that if you joint military there is a chance you get to go to a places where people are shuting.?!!! And if you think you will be safe and sound, that you a moran! Its a military not a garden party!

comment4U said...

That's right, last Anon--that's exactly what I say alot: This is War, not a Tea Party.

If you voluntarily sign up to possibly attend (and get all of the benefits in the meantime), then you'd better be prepared to get the call to war.

Anonymous said...

THIS F-ING LADY NEEDS TO GET JOB.. AND OUT OF THE NEWS.. SO HER KID DIED.. HELL SON, DAUGHTERS, FATHERS AND MOTHERS DIE ALL THE TIME.. ITS NOT LIKE SOME PUT A F-ING GUN TO HIS HEAD AND FORCED HIM TO ENLIST..

Anonymous said...

Once before when we were discussing this deeply disturbed woman - I asked the question - If there weren't terrorists in Iraq - they who is killing all of the Iraqi police and citizens and our military. Just curious. Don't you believe these people are terrorists? Do you believe they just all showed up there after Saddam was taken out....Most are not citizens of Iraq. So many of the interviews with citizens and soldiers reflect that they wanted freedom from tiereny. So.....please tell me ...I want to know who you think we are fighting over there? Furthermore - Saddam had WMD and used them and we all know it. We don't think we know it. It's a fact. He used them on his own people. What does that say to you?

Anonymous said...

it says to me that liberals are a dumd ass, they will not be happy untill they get their man in the whithouse, making a fool out of the USA again.

Condoleesa said...

I think the point that everyone is missing is that protesting isn't going to change anything. All she is doing is expressing her opinion. Our soldiers are ensuring that right. She may not know it but they are.

I saw an article the other day about how Al Franken was trying to destroy America. While I don't agree, I do think they make a point with the fact that all the disagreement with Bush and political divisions between the Left and the Right just make our country weaker. We need to find a way to unite and stick together even if we don't agree.

comment4U said...

Sorry, Condi, but the only way we'll be able to do that is to find the map to Utopia.

Good thoughts though...