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Cindy Sheehan, shut up!

As a critic of both the president and the war, I think extra-special consideration is warranted when I say, ‘Cindy Sheehan, shut up!’
If you feel she is already old news, I thank you and you need not read any further.
If you feel she is an idealist or even has a sincere bone in her body, please read on.
Sheehan took her dog-and-pony show on tour after her son, Casey, was killed in action in Iraq. Her son died a hero on a rescue mission for which he volunteered.
At least I think he was a hero.
His mom doesn’t seem to see it that way.
According to Sheehan, her son was killed by President Bush, not an insurgent. And he died for nothing while fighting a war based on a lie.
Grieving is normal, it’s understandable, and it’s healthy. But Sheehan’s soldier son died more than 18 months ago, and it’s also normal for the grief stricken to get better, not crazier.
Sheehan met with the president June 2004 and said, ‘I now know he’s sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he’s sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he’s a man of faith.’
A year later she described the meeting as ‘one of the most disgusting experiences I ever had.’
Sheehan has described the war in Iraq as everything from an oil grab to part of the Project for the New American Century’s ‘Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel.’
Whoa.
Not only are those two accusations worlds apart but the latter definitely sounds like it came out of someone else’s brain.
This is, after all, the woman who said we should’ve ‘gone after al-Qaeda and maybe not the country of Afghanistan.’ Considering the ruling Taliban were harboring al-Qaeda, this would’ve been like fighting the Nazis but leaving Germany out of it.
Along with being not much of a thinker, Sheehan is also not as preoccupied with peace, love and life as she makes out to be.
Never mind trying to figure out how the son of such an ultra-pacificist came to be in the military in the first place, but try and explain why she took up her crusade only after her son died in the dust of Iraq?
Misguided as the big picture may be, inside the war in Iraq there are stories of heroism being written every day. Casey Sheehan made a brave and noble decision and made the ultimate sacrifice.
What kind of idealist mother never pauses to acknowledge that?
And since when do the compassionate advocate pulling out all American soldiers immediately, insuring their safety while assuring the demise of a foreign people in an unstable security situation we created?
While we liberal editorial writers were urging restraint prior to the invasion of Iraq, what was Cindy Sheehan doing?
If Sheehan has decided she doesn’t want our troops to be at war, I’ve got news for her. It’s a little late.

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