I write this post out of disgust and in response to those that are unduly criticizing the mother Ms. Cindy Sheehan that lost her son in the Iraq War. Ms. Sheehan has been camped outside of Mr. George W. Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch during his 5 week vacation. She pledges to hold this Vigil/Protest until the end of Bush’s vacation.
Some have said that Ms. Sheehan is making political statements, and has “thoughts without clarity”. For god’s sake she is an average citizen; she is a mother, not a politician or actor. She can say whatever she pleases. Some have criticized Ms. Sheehan for her divorce and her relationship with her family. All of this talk is absurd and irrelevant. It is not our place to critique her, but to support her. How much must we ask of the families of our fallen soldiers?!!! Mr. Bush and the Republican Party have employed professional political operatives, organizations, & White House resources to discredit Ms. Sheehan, an average American citizen. This is simply a shame.
It is not a radical notion to assert that tax paying Americans that do not support the War possess the right to demand answers, to demand change in American policy, and to demand Victory in Iraq. Especially those tax paying Americans that have lost Family in Iraq. I must emphasize “tax paying”. It is your and my money that is paying for the War in Iraq.
If you would visualize our Justice system as an analogy to this protest by Ms. Sheehan. Ms. Sheehan is the plaintiff, and Mr. Bush is the defendant. He took us to War; he made the call that cost the life of Ms. Sheehan’s son. Now he must answer every one of her concerns. Concerns held by the majority of American citizens that truly wish to preserve the integrity of our system of Democracy. This wish that Republicans and Democrats could overwhelmingly agree upon.
If Jesus Christ himself were out calling this War wrong, many of you would attempt to discredit him. Liberals listen to reason. What do Conservatives listen too? By your actions, it is certainly not your proclaimed Faith in God.
I simply ask for this issue with Ms. Cindy Sheehan to not be politicized, and mucked up. The matter is black and white; Cindy Sheehan is a grieving mother that would like to speak with the President. She gave her son for Bush’s War, what sacrifices have you made for the War in Iraq?
Please support Ms. Sheehan’s efforts.
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