[lit-ideas] Re: al Sheehan And The Spotlight

  • From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 16:53:31 -0400

> [Original Message]
> From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 10/2/2005 1:48:43 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: al Sheehan And The Spotlight
> Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Cindy Sheehan's son. He 
> re-enlisted knowing that he was going to Iraq. That tells me that 
> was what he wanted his life to mean. He died during a volunteer 
> mission.
> That's why I say Cindy Sheehan must have been an oppressive mother. 
> It's all about her.

Even if it is all about her, it doesn't change that Bush lied to get us
into a senesless, expensive, unwinnable war that has killed thousands of
Iraqis and left the rest living in terror, and given the U.S. a bloody nose
where once it had pride.  Even if Casey Seehan is in heaven this very
moment fuming about his mother's antiwar activities in support of this
idiotic war, Cindy Sheehan has a right to protest, and she has a right to
blame Bush for killing her son for no good reason at all.  Ultimately it
isn't about her or about her son, it's about this sick war.

Regarding comparing Clinton's no-goodness to Bush's no-goodness, Bush makes
Clinton look like a saint.

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Sheehan#Casey_Sheehan
> Casey Sheehan (born on May 29, 1979 as an American) was the son of 
> Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war protestor "Peace Mom" and died as a 
> soldier in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. His father, Patrick Sheehan, 
> is a sales representative.
> Like many boys, he joined Cub Scouts at the age of six. At eight he 
> became an altar server. In 1993 he moved with his family to 
> Vacaville, California. In 1996 he attained the rank of Eagle Scout, 
> the second one awarded by his Boy Scout Troop (180).[76] He 
> graduated from Vacaville High School, with Honors in 1997.[77] From 
> [1997]] to 2000 he attended Solano Community college and [78] earned 
> an AA in Drama.[79]
> In May 2000 Sheehan was recruited and joined the United States Army 
> hoping to become a chaplin but was trained as a mechanic instead. 
> Near the end of his tour of duty, the US invasion of Iraq began. 
> Sheehan re-enlisted, knowing that his unit would be sent to Iraq. 
> Sheehan's division, the First Cavalry Division, was sent to Iraq. On 
> March 19, 2004 Sheehan's company, Charlie Battery, arrived at FOB 
> War Eagle in Sadr City. Just a few weeks later, on April 4, 2004 
> Sheehan was killed in action after volunteering as part of a QRF to 
> rescue American troops.
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