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Should Bush meet with Cindy Sheehan?
 
August 13th, 2005  
mmarsh
 
 
Should Bush meet with Cindy Sheehan?
Missileer

Yes I know. You didn't mention however that she said that Bush was rather rude, that he seemed not to care, that he gave the impression he didnt want to be there. All he did during the short interview was to patronize her about 'honor' and 'sacrifice'. If thats true, are you at all surprised she went to the anti-war movement for help?

Comparing her to John Wilkes Booth is abit over the top, she is distraught and her pain is understandable. But while we are on the subject of Lincoln, did you know that he tried writing as many personal letters to families of Union KIA as he could and that he would become upset reading causilty reports? Quite a feet when there were 110,000 letters to write. Thats the difference between a real 'war president' and a
fake one. One doesnt have to brag about it!

Don't you think a small gesture from Bush is not unreasonible? Its not like hes busy, hes taking a 5 week vacation.

Rabs

You could be right, but Drudge is not a source I would trust at all, quite the opposite actually. Imagine a liberal quoting a statitic from Michael Moore.

Would you trust that?
August 13th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
Comparing Micheal Moore to Drudge is a stretch. Ive had his website has my homepage for about 2 years now and very rarely does he put something up that is dead wrong. Is it possible, sure, but very unlikely.
August 13th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
DTOP

I dont think his mother is anti-everything like you claim. She just feels that she (and the 1800 KIA) was lied to, and that her son paid the price because of it. I understand precisely why she's furious. Had it been my son I would be too.

I disagree with you on the next part. I think Casey Sheenan and his comrades DID make the ultimatle sacrifice not because of the need to Defend America (because we now know there was no threat) but because of foolishness and recklessness of Washington politicans (most of which never served themselves) to try force democracy at the barrel of a gun. I blame them, not him. I am disgusted and enraged to see a promising young man wasted in such a way.

I'm not a Pacifist, I come from a proud military family and would join if the nation requested (even in Iraq). But war should always be the option of last resort. This was not the case in Iraq. I just find it infuriating that our soldiers noble sacrifrice be wasted in that way. This war isn't a 'just' (I use the term lightly) war like WWII, or the US Cival War or the American Revolution. Its a pointless, bloodly, expensive waste founded on LIES. If I were a soldier who was KIA, I wouldnt want 'Died for a lie" written on my tombstone. Thats exactly what these Washington bast*rds did to these heroes. I have nothing but the highest respect for all our fighting men and women in uniform, but absolutly none for the Chickenhawk politicans who create bloodbaths in order to push through a political philosophy (be it Conservative or Liberal).

As to the last part, unfortunatly I fear you are right. Many more American families will feel this same pain before this mess is over. A real waste.

As for my Nationality. I'm dual national French-American. I grew up in the States, but I work now in Paris for a International company. Thats why I why I fly the French Flag. If I ever move back home I will probably change it back to USA. My heart is American, but I honor both my cultures. it gives me a unique outlook on things...
You're kidding yourself if you don't see this woman for what she is. Look at who's supporting her. The list includes Michael Moore, the Socialist Worker's Party, the Communist Party of America, and Moveon.Org.
These are the same "peace loving" folks that vandalized Seattle during the WTO meetings there and they are the same folks who tried and failed to disrupt the Republican National convention.
She has changed her story about her meeting with the President, first saying the he was sensitive and compassionate then to he was joking and out of touch.
It is my opinion that she is a fraud and deserves nothing other than our deepest sympathy for the loss of her son.
Getting back to the original question of this thread, my answer is no, she does not deserve another meeting or another expalnation from the Comander-In-Chief.
It seems to me that all she wants to do is to hurt the war effort and to provide encouragement to the enemy. She has made her opinions and intentions quite clear and I say shame on her for using her son's death to promote a political agenda. I don't believe she even deserves the press coverage she is being afforded. She ought to go home and bring the press with her. This is not newsworthy.
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Should Bush meet with Cindy Sheehan?
August 13th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
Missileer

Yes I know. You didn't mention however that she said that Bush was rather rude, that he seemed not to care, that he gave the impression he didnt want to be there. All he did during the short interview was to patronize her about 'honor' and 'sacrifice'. If thats true, are you at all surprised she went to the anti-war movement for help?

Comparing her to John Wilkes Booth is abit over the top, she is distraught and her pain is understandable. But while we are on the subject of Lincoln, did you know that he tried writing as many personal letters to families of Union KIA as he could and that he would become upset reading causilty reports? Quite a feet when there were 110,000 letters to write. Thats the difference between a real 'war president' and a
fake one. One doesnt have to brag about it!

Don't you think a small gesture from Bush is not unreasonible? Its not like hes busy, hes taking a 5 week vacation.
At this point, she says that but she didn't say that he was rude until later when she had the words put in her mouth. If you believe anything coming out of her mouth, you're gullible at best.

You are not remotely qualified to decide what President Bush does on his vacations. Most of his staff goes to the ranch with him and they get more done than Congress gets done in a complete session. Congress is out of session until sometime in September.

The President can't meet every kook who comes out of the woodwork. He's met with the woman and that should be that. She has an agenda and she's shamelessly using the blood of her own son and all the other kids who died for what they believe in. To discuss this any further is doing the same. `Nuff said.
August 13th, 2005  
Ray89
 
 
in the good old days, of wars like ww2. the president would try and send a nice letter written by his hand. to s many family's that lost a member in a war bush should atleast talk to this women
August 13th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
He already has.
August 13th, 2005  
mmarsh
 
 
Rabs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drudge_Report

Read this link, it shows at the very least he has been inaccurate. Very much like Michael Moore.
August 13th, 2005  
Ray89
 
 
, ok.. he talked to her thats good.. now she can just wait for 08.. then she dont need to see his face any more
August 13th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ray89
in the good old days, of wars like ww2. the president would try and send a nice letter written by his hand. to s many family's that lost a member in a war bush should atleast talk to this women
If you read through the whole thread or have seen other media news you would have realised that Pres. Bush has already met with the woman.
August 13th, 2005  
Ray89
 
 
sorry, im new and been away from the news for 10 days and i dont get to see it alot and if bush is on tv i turn the change