Thursday, June 16, 2005

Dead Soldier's Mom Blasts Bush

I don't know whether to find this terribly sad, heartening or both.

Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq, spoke at an interfaith rally in Lexington KY on Monday and blasted George W. Bush
for his recent comments saying that it's "hard work" comforting widows of soldiers lost in Iraq.

"Hard work is seeing your son's murder on CNN one Sunday evening while you're enjoying the last supper you'll ever truly enjoy again. Hard work is having three military officers come to your house a few hours later to confirm the aforementioned murder of your son, your first-born, your kind and gentle sweet baby. Hard work is burying your child 46 days before his 25th birthday. Hard work is holding your other three children as they lower the body of their big (brother) into the ground. Hard work is not jumping in the grave with him and having the earth cover you both," she said.

Sheehan, the president of Gold Star Families for Peace continued...

"We're watching you very carefully and we're going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people," she said, quoting a letter she sent to the White House. "Beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life ... ," she said, as the audience of 200 people cheered.