Friday, August 12, 2005

Sheehan family: Cindy, please shut up!

Cindy Sheehan, who as you no doubt know by now via the relentless MSM coverage of her MoveOn-accompanied "vigil" outside of Bush's Crawford ranch, lost her son Casey in Iraq. I've already talked about that part here. In short, she met with Bush last year and he gave her comfort, but now, her account of last year has Kerryed before our very eyes and morphed 180 degrees.

I feel horrible for her and cannot imagine her pain. As such, she should be afforded some latitude in her lashing out. Unfortunately, she's been fraternizing with the unsavory elements of society to get her 15 minutes of fame...such as

Well, her family has had enough. From Drudge:
The family of American soldier Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has broken its silence and spoken out against his mother Cindy Sheehan's anti-war vigil against George Bush held outside the president's Crawford, Texas ranch.

The following email was received by the DRUDGE REPORT from Casey's aunt and godmother:

Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish.

Thanks, Cherie

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue: Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.


Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
Oh, sure. I imagine that her family will get (a) ignored or (b) impugned by the MSM as being "neo-cons" or something like that. Isn't possible, just possible, that other members of the Sheehan family miss Casey about as much as Cindy does? Perhaps they loved him, too?

If so, then isn't it possible that they understand that his death, while incredibly tragic, was not in vain, and that to demand our immediate withdrawal from Iraq means that Casey would have died for nothing? Cindy Sheehan, in her grief and her thirst for publicity, fails to see or acknowledge this irrefutable truth.