August 25, 2005

Cindy Sheehan: Calls her Son's Killers "Freedom Fighters"

Cindy Sheehan has now returned to Crawford, Texas to continue her protest against President Bush.

Anyone who reads this blog knows by now what I think of Cindy Sheehan. After listening to her tirades about how the Iraq War is a "War for Oil", a "War for Haliburton", or, my personal favorite, a "War for Israel", I really didn't think that her statements could get any more bizarre. However, I was wrong. According to Cindy Sheehan, the insurgents in Iraq (i.e., the same forces who killed her son - Spec. Casey Sheehan) are "Freedom Fighters".
Um, no, because it’s not true. You know, Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean, they’re not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9/11. Iraq was not a terrorist state.

But now that we have decimated the country, the borders are open. Uh, freedom fighters from other, um, countries are going in. And they have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country.

The terrorism is growing. And people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their, out of their country.
The video is here.

How can anyone take this woman seriously? They are "Freedom Fighters"?? The terrorists in are largely from other countries and tend to target and kill more Iraqis than U.S. troops. Iraq was not a terrorist country?? Evidently, she watched a few too many showings of Farenheit 911. What about the $25,000 that Sadaam paid to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers? What about the fact that he gave refuge to such terrorists as Abu Nidal?

This woman has been so brainwashed by the anti-war movement that she now sympathizes with the same people that actually killed her son. Yes, I her mind, George Bush killed her son. After all, he ordered U.S. troops - including her son - to invade Iraq. The "Freedom Fighters" evidently must have been justified in killing him to get "the United States of America out of their, out of their country." Give me a break. At first, I was disgusted. Now, I feel nothing but pity for her. Someone in her family should really conduct an intervention.

For those of you on the left, who continue to ask "why doesn't Bush meet with her?" in the hopes of painting Bush as not being compassionate, there is a simple answer. It wouldn't do any good. You see - this is not about "finding out why [Casey Sheehan] was killed". What is it about? It is about Cindy Sheehan's 15 minutes of fame. It is about the fact that each and every major news organization in the United States is now covering her story (notice - not Casey's story) and that they are hanging on her every word. "'I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno,' Sheehan said." It is about a political protest. According to Cindy Sheehan, a mere meeting would not be sufficient for her to stop: "If George Bush came out and spoke with me today and we went home, this wouldn't end."

Bob Sale re-publishes Cliff May's Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan.

See also: Sweetness and Light; Patterico's Pontifications, Patterico's Pontifications Part II, David Limbaugh, Jawa Report ("Because nothing says I'm just grieving for my son's death more than calling the men who killed him freedom fighters"), Foundations, Creative Conservative, njvawoar, Common Folk Using Common Sense, Promethean Antagonist, Palmetto Pundit, Blogs for Bush, Leaning Straight Up, Celtic Wolf's Lair, Second Shift Reflections, Right Thinking ("Freedom fighters? Freedom is the last thing these terrorists are fighting for!"), The Straight Scoop ("Whose freedom are they fighting for?"),
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