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August 26, 2005

Cindy continues to exploit her son

From the transcript of Cindy Sheehan's 16-minute speech to supporters Wednesday night on Raw Story...

The hardest thing for me to hear, I don’t care about them talking about me being a crackpot or a media whore, or a tool of the left, you know. I’m like if I truly was a media whore do you think I would like maybe get myself fixed up a little bit before I went on?

No, Cindy, you'd try to make yourself look as tired and pathetic as...well...as you've been looking on camera. No make-up, perpetual forlorn look interrupted by the well placed displays of “righteous indignation” — you've been trying to cash in on your “grief” and want to look the part. Yet if you were truly grieving, you wouldn't be dishonoring your son by trying to force the memory of him into something he very obviously opposed.

That doesn’t bother me at all, but what bothers me so much is when they say I am dishonoring my son’s memory by what I’m doing, that my son would be ashamed of me or what they really like to say is that I’m p***ing, or sh***ing, or spitting on his grave. And look what Casey, look what Casey has started.

Yeah, like that. I'm sure he'd be thrilled that you're cussing like a sailor in front of the entire nation. He joined the army in spite of your radical anti-American ideology. The rest of your family is tired of your antics, and now you claim, posthumously, Casey's supports it. Unbelievable.

But Casey was such a gentle kind loving person. He never even got in one fist fight his whole life. Nobody even hated him enough to punch him let alone kill him, and that’s what George Bush did. He put our kids in another person’s country and Casey was killed by insurgents. He wasn’t killed by terrorists. He was killed by Shiite militia who wanted him out of the country, when Casey was told he was going to be welcomed with chocolate and flowers as a liberator. Well, the people of Iraq saw it differently. They saw him as an occupier.

The insurgents are mostly from other countries. The Iraqis did welcome the US soldiers, and continue to welcome them. People who murder women and children in order to create terror among the populace are terrorists. Normalizing the animals that killed your son is just plain sick.

So this is the boy who they say I’m dishonoring by what I do and I know when I get up with Casey, like he went there first before me. When I get up, he’s gonna say, “Good job Mom.” (applause) He’s not going to say, he’s not going to say, “Why’d you make me spin in my grave,” you know. And I can just hear him saying “George Bush you are really an idiot. You didn’t know what you were doing when you killed me. You didn’t know what you were getting into.”

 Now she's sounding delusional. If Casey supported her so much, why'd he sign up for two tours in the military? This is sick that she would use her son in such a way.

I felt this a lot of times before when Casey was born. I looked in his eyes and it looked like he could tell what I was thinking. That’s very disarming when you have like a week old baby looking at you and you know he knows what you’re thinking.

She's really gone off the deep end. While it's pathetic that she's exploiting her son's death this way, it's even more sickening the way the anti-America movement is exploiting an obviously sick woman to further their cause.

And who are those organizations? ABC7 in San Francisco exposes some of them...

The camp at Crawford is full of Cindy Sheehan supporters, people from all walks of life. But off to the side are a small group of professionals, skilled in politics and public relations who are marketing her message.

Cindy Sheehan kneels before a cross with her son's name on it, touches his picture, wipes her tears. It's an outpouring of emotion that is part of a scheduled news event organized daily for the television radio and print reporters who crowd in to capture a mother's grief....

Leading the group is Fenton Communications employee Michele Mulkey, based in San Francisco. Fenton specializes in public relations for liberal non profits.

Their bills are being paid by True Majority, a non-profit set up by Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry's ice cream fame...

Cohen's liberal group has teamed up with Berkeley-based moveon.org, an anti-Bush group co-founded by Joan Blades.

Earlier this month, MoveOn.org helped organize anti-war vigils in support of Cindy Sheehan. Current Democratic National Party chair Howard Dean's organization, Democracy for America, is also involved. As is the more radical anti-war group Code Pink, organized by San Francisco's Medea Benjamin.

And one of America's “favorite” race pimps is soon to join Stage-Sob Cindy and her Snarling Sycophants...

The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to join peace activist Cindy Sheehan, known as the Peace Mom, on Sunday near President Bush's Texas ranch.

Sharpton's office said Thursday he would participate in a prayer vigil Sunday with Sheehan in Crawford, Texas. Sheehan returned on Wednesday to Camp Casey, named after her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed last year in Iraq.

Meanwhile the American Legion is speaking out against those who try to encourage America's enemies...

The American Legion, which has 2.7 million members, has declared war on antiwar protestors, and the media could be next. Speaking at its national convention in Honolulu, the group's national commander called for an end to all “public protests” and “media events” against the war.

"The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples," Thomas Cadmus, national commander, told delegates at the group's national convention in Honolulu....

In his speech, Cadmus declared: "It would be tragic if the freedoms our veterans fought so valiantly to protect would be used against their successors today as they battle terrorists bent on our destruction.”

He explained, "No one respects the right to protest more than one who has fought for it, but we hope that Americans will present their views in correspondence to their elected officials rather than by public media events guaranteed to be picked up and used as tools of encouragement by our enemies."

The article, in Editor&Publisher, then editorializes with the following comment...

This might suggest to some, however, that American freedoms are worth dying for but not exercising.

Interesting that a magazine calling itself  Editor&Publishers can't distinguish the difference between opinion — what they inserted into the article — and news — the section this piece was placed in.

But to address their comment — it's generally understood that freedom of speech does not include yelling fire in a crowded movie house. When people offer aid and comfort to those killing our soldiers, it is inappropriate and not a legitimate use of freedom of speech. There are other ways of impacting public opinion and political policy than by encouraging America's enemies to kill more of our soldiers.

Oh, and the American Legion resolution was passed unanimously by the 4,000 delegates attending.

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 26, 2005 05:32 AM

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Cindy speaks for me. And me. And me. And me.

--quote from all the voices in Cindy's head.

Posted by: Josh at August 28, 2005 07:18 AM

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