Sunday, September 18, 2005

Poor Casey

One can't help but feel respect, admiration and gratitude towards Casey Sheehan. He volunteered to serve his country. He re-enlisted, knowing the danger, and he ultimately gave his life to protect us all.

If Casey can see what's happening in the world from where he is now, he must be profoundly embarassed by his mother's behavior and worried about her. We'll give her the benefit of the doubt by assuming she was formerly rational. The loss of a child is perhaps the worst blow a person can suffer, and Casey's death has obviously completely unhinged his mother.

As the clock ticks off the last few picoseconds of Cindy Sheehan's 15 minutes of fame, she writes on (where else?):
"One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied. I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests."
... and this:
"George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self [sic] from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest."
This poor woman is clearly in need of help from competent, mental health professionals. Let's all hope she gets it.

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