Monday, August 22, 2005

I Don't Like Cindy Sheehan's Conduct Or Opinions

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThere. I said it. Pictured at left is President Bush kissing Cindy Sheehan the first time they met.

I am sorry for her loss, and the loss of the rest of the non-pulicity seeking family members of our brave soldiers have been lost in Iraq and Afganistan.

"But KJ, Sheehan isn't about Afganistan, she is against the unjust war with Iraq."

Au contraire.
Cindy Sheehan . . . on Monday was asked by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "If your son had been killed in Afghanistan, would you have a different feeling?" Sheehan answered, "I don't think so, Chris, because I believe that Afghanistan is almost the same thing."

"But Afghanistan was harboring the Taliban, was harboring al Qaeda, which is the group that attacked us on 9/11," Matthews said.

"Well, then we should have gone after al Qaeda and maybe not the country of Afghanistan," Sheehan said.

She isn't against one policy. She is against all defense of our country. She has alienated her family including her husband.

In the old days, a widower would be allowed to marry against after 12 months without raising an eyebrow. Casey Sheehan died 16 months ago. The statute of limitations for irrational, nutty behavior and talk due to the grieving process is over. I just really no longer feel the need to cut her any slack. She knows what she is doing and saying. She isn't in that "acting out of anger" stage. She is either in need of counseling, or she is a manipulative political minded activist. That means her comments and conduct are open for discussion -- open, rational and honest discussion without kid gloves.

I think she is a mouthpiece of convenience. I know people who oppose the war in Iraq whose opinions I respect very much. Even they know the war in Afganistan was just and necessary. None of those people are camped out in Crawford, Texas.

Now, after throwing herself (or allowing it) into the public eye and demanding constant attention, she wants her privacy to deal with a family tragedy. Next year, Bush will be responsible for causing strokes in people's mothers.

Laughable. Sad.


At 3:19 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

FYI, I'm trying to boycott what's-her-mom. Not ignoring you, or anything like that.

...So how 'bout them Niners?

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Mrs. Tingle said...

That was nice transition, tee bee. Especially because, last I heard, one of them was dead as well.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

mrs. tingle, mrs. tingle... I already like you - you're not caps-impaired.

but you should know that the Niners have come back from way worse. we traded Jerruh Rice, didn't we? oh, yeah. we haven't come back from that one yet.

so, what were we talking about? the newest e.e. cummings tomes, with critical essays?


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