Tuesday, August 09, 2005
OK, I'll take the bait. Lets rip a grieving mother. No, maybe not. Cindy Sheehan is a woman who lost her son to terrorist zombies in Iraq. There is no way I can fully imagine what that would feel like. I would be angry I know, but I don't think I would be angry at the president. Of course it certainly is her right to blame the president if she wants to. The odd thing to me is that a year ago she had very different feelings after a personal meeting with President Bush. Apparently, she was very impressed with the president, saying that she knew he was sincere and that his condolances were genuine. She said that his visit lifted the spirits of her family. Now, her story is very different. Could it be that some helpful Bush haters got to her and suggested that her story might be different than what she originally stated? Who knows. Like I said, who am I to tell someone how to grieve for the loss of their child. I think it probably might be of some importance to mention that Sheehan's son was 24, and joined the military without any cohersion from anyone in the Bush administration.
The real story here isn't the grieving and angry mother outside the Bush ranch in Texas, but rather, the over the top media coverage it is generating. The lefties in the newsroom have another story they can run with that serves their ideological slant. There are so many cameras in Cindy Sheehan's face, it's a wonder she can breath. I really wish that just one of the alphabet channels of the left would have the common sense to give equal time to any of the hundreds of fallen soldiers' families who are proud of the mission their child was a part of, support and respect our President, and realize, even through their grief, that America is worth fighting for and Iraq and Afghanistan are part of the war on Islamic terror which ultimately will keep us safer. No one seems interested, that I've seen, in doing any counter, positive story. It's just too tempting to be the lazy liberal trash that they are and stick a camera in the face of an angry mother and listen to her spew about how President Bush killed her son. Wrong story, wrong motives, wrong message. Libs lose again.