Monday, March 06, 2006

Cindy Sheehan Vows Hunger Strike

Anti war mom Cindy Sheehan was arrested today leading to this most unflattering picture. In response to which a horrified Cindy Sheehan declared "Jesus is that me? I really let myself go. That's it, from here on out I'm on hunger strike until that imperialist chimp Nazi Bush ends the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, or until I lose 30 pounds, whichever comes first."

I'm kidding of course. I kid because I love. Much has been made of Sheehan's opposition to the war. Contrary to what some others might think, I feel that losing a son in war does give you a perspective others might not appreciate. It doesn't mean she's right, in fact I think she's wrong on most every issue, but in honor of her dead soldier son Casey Sheehan I felt obliged to give her the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, there is no longer any doubt, this woman is as whacked as a Tiger Woods golf ball. I may have disagreed with Bill Clinton on various issues but that didn't mean I went out of my way to cozy up to every two bit despot in the Western Hemisphere as means to poke him in the eye.
Few things are more sacred than the sacrifice of a gold star mother. Sheehan has squandered this moral capital, and then some with her crazed conspiracy theories:

"Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel."
"My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel."
"Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11."

"If George Bush truly listened to God and read the words of the Christ, Iraq and the devastation in New Orleans would have never happened. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power."
"9/11 was Pearl Harbor for the neo-conservatives’ agenda."

And her questionable views on geo politics:

"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you’ll stop the terrorism."
"So it is official, Casey had his blood shed in Iraq for OIL. He died so we could pay over 3.00/gallon for gas. Like I suspected all along, my dear, sweet son: almost 1900 others; and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis died so the oil fields wouldn’t "fall into the hands of terrorists" and so George and his immoral band of greedy robber barons could become wealthier. Like I have said all along: how can these people sleep at night and how can they choke down their food knowing it is purchased off of the flesh and blood of others? We have found our "Noble Cause." And it is OIL."

Reality itself:

"Why does Terry Schiavo deserve to live more than my son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan?"

Mrs. Sheehan I am sorry for loss, but I feel that grief has unhinged you and you have been taken advantage of by people who hate this country and everything it stands for. Madam, your son did not die in vain, hopefully we will all see the day when his sacrifice bears fruit.

1 comment:

Jane said...

you have been taken advantage of by people who hate this country and everything it stands for.

This is so true. This is the real untold story behind Mrs. Sheehan.