Cindy Sheehan's patriotism

I hate to weigh in on the snit-fit between Dead Bloggers Society and RappCity, but questioning MS Sheehan's patriotism is unkind and uncalled for. A grieving mother's words should not be taken out of context. She paid a very high price for her use of the First Amendment.

The woman, who was arrested in front of the White House today, lost a son in Iraq, and she's confused and angry at "why" she was forced to make this horrible sacriface. The rest of her statement this weekend was, "This war is immoral, it will end. The darkness will never overcome the light... We mean business, George Bush. We're going to Congress and were going to ask them, how many more of other people's children are you willing to sacrifice for the lies? We're going to say shame on you. Shame on you for giving Bush the authority to invade Iraq. Not one person should have died for that, not one more person should die."

In her complete statement San Francisco State University on April 27 she said, "I was raised in a country by a public school system that taught us that America was good, that America was just. America has been killing people ... since we first stepped on this continent, we have been responsible for death and destruction. I passed on that [expletive] to my son and my son enlisted. I'm going all over the country telling moms: 'This country is not worth dying for.' "

Casey SheehanRobert RooneyA recent comment on Dead Bloggers Society offered a web site where anyone else can see a thousand of the faces of service persons who have died in our latest wars, not only Robert Rooney (on the left), but also Casey Sheehan (on the right).

They are all brave American's who I fear have died in vain. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on