On Hatred and Bitterness
I'm hoping that this will be my last post about Cindy Sheehan.
Cindy Sheehan was anti-war, anti-military and anti-Bush when her son enlisted. When he got his orders for Iraq, she tried and failed to drive him to Canada.
Her son believed he had a duty to go to Iraq. He obviously believed that the Army was the right place for him.
When he died over there, no one who hasn't had to go through it can ever imagine the trauma of losing a child. The President met with her and the parents of others killed. At that time she was satisfied with the fact that the President took the time to meet her.
Now her situation has changed radically. It appears that her loss has turned to hate and bitterness towards this country. Her husband has filed for divorce and many in her family have publicly disavowed any connection with her or her views. Her standing outside the Crawford ranch would have gotten no more than a glance from the press if this wasn't the "slow season" for the political reporters. When MoveOn and the rest of the vicious left joined in, she became no more than a front for their organizations.
Her saying that there would be no more terrorism in the world if the U.S. brought all their troops home and if Israel got out of Palestine is simply ludicrous.
I served from 1969 to 1977 in the Marines and the Army. I have no desire to ever see any of our troops sent into harm's way - but I'm realist enough to know that there are times when it is necessary. This is one of those times.