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August 29, 2005

Cindy Sheehan attacks grieving mothers

After being told time and time again that we shouldn't question Cindy Sheehan's motives nor credibility because of her status as a “greiving mother” Cindy herself lowers the bar on how much respect should be afforded to the parents of slain soldiers.

From Daily Kos's Cindy Sheehan's Diary...

I have been silent on the Gold Star Moms who still support this man and his war by saying that they deserve the right to their opinions because they are in as much pain as I am. I would challenge them, though, at this point to start thinking for themselves. Iraq DID NOT have WMD's; Iraq WAS NOT linked to Al Qaeda and 9/11; Iraq WAS NOT a threat or danger to America. How can these moms who still support George Bush and his insane war in Iraq want more innocent blood shed just because their sons or daughters have been killed? I don't understand it. I don't understand how any mother could want another mother to feel the pain we feel. I am starting to lose a little compassion for them. I know they have been as brainwashed as the rest of America, but they know the pain and heartache and they should not wish it on another. However, I still feel their pain so acutely and pray for these "continue the murder and mayhem" moms to see the light.

WorldNetDaily reports the following responses from parents of fallen soldiers...

"What an elitist, arrogant [remark]," Hallie Lord writes in an online messageboard. "The fact that some of us mothers vehemently disagree with you does not mean that we have been brainwashed. We are perfectly capable of thinking for ourselves and forming intelligent opinions about this war. ... The more you belittle others the less likely they are to hear and respond to your message."

Those Cindy has called “brainwashed” have also said...

"I can identify with her grief," said [Barbara] Rozier [whose son died three days after turning 25 in July 2003]. "It can be overwhelming at times, and she certainly has a right to her opinion. But I feel she is being used by the liberals right now, and the media is giving her way too much attention. I think she is entitled to speak, but she does not deserve a platform because she definitely does not speak for me."

Rozier's son, Army 1st Lt. Jonathan David Rozier, was killed when his unit was struck by rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Baghdad. Her anger is directed at the terrorists, not at Bush. And she says she believes her son died for a very noble cause — fighting terrorism....

"Grief is dealt with by each individual in their own way," said [Pam] Moore, a travel agent in Livingston [Texas]. "Ours was to support our troops, and hers was to protest the war."

Moore's [21-year-old] son [Army Pfc. Stuart Moore] was killed in December 2003 along with another soldier and an Iraqi translator when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy....

"It is of the utmost importance that our troops see and hear that we are supporting them," she said. "It not only improves their morale, but more importantly, they feel comfortable in returning information home of their accomplishments."

While Cindy accuses the grieving mothers who support Bush of “wanting others to feel pain” she's oblivious to the pain she is and has been causing with her tantrum on Texas. She's not only been belittling the noble effort those men and women died for, but using their names in her protest without regard to the views of the grieving families, let alone the soldiers who gave their lives.

Meanwhile over 3,000 people are now in Crawford, Texas to protest Cindy Sheehan. Something the MSM is more than eager to ignore so don't expect to hear about it other than a few places.

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 29, 2005 05:25 AM

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Great post. I confess that I have not been paying too much attention to Cindy Sheehan, and had yet to form an opinion, but after reading your post there is no doubt in my mind.

Posted by: Armando at August 29, 2005 08:24 AM

When will the media move on to actual important things?

Posted by: Jay at August 29, 2005 08:40 AM

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