Nobody asked us to save Iraq. It is not the job or place of the United States of America to attack another sovereign nation just because the president doesn 't like its leader.
Plain and simple, we have less than no business in Iraq. I sincerely doubt that the people there wanted Bush #43 to rain bombs upon their children and elderly, destroying homes and businesses while killing countless tens of thousands of innocents.
There is a major flaw in the character of George W. Bush. He has abused the power of the stolen office of the president to kill and maim without reason or just cause, shows no remorse or grief for his victims or their families, and will not for five seconds admit when he is wrong in this case dead wrong.
Bush #43, what he has done to us and the world, embodies the putrefication of everything good that has ever symbolized America. In the name of Jesus, no less.
As to those who think this war to steal oil from the Iraqi people is a good thing, and profess unblinking devotion to Bush #43 and every one of his meatheaded policies, my condolences to you. Believe whatever you wish, just do not tell Cindy Sheehan that you profess to know what her son would want her to do! She is doing exactly what every good American is expected to do call out the government when it has gone over the edge.
It wouldn 't matter if her name were Maria Lopez or Gertrude Bruener, Sophia Mangione or Hannah Goldberg, LaTanya Washington or Vlasta Polaski -- the result would be the same! This woman, these mothers who have joined her, have given up sons and daughters for lies and greed from the unelected president of the United States!
The unmitigated gall of George W. Bush! The arrogance! The hubris!
Cindy Sheehan is not making a mockery of her son 's death. Her silence would be a mockery. What he died for was a mockery of everything great about this Nation. It is those who vilify her and denounce the moxie it took to stand up and put the question directly to the first illegal president in our history, the chicken-hawk responsible for the first totally illegal war in out history, that add to the mockery.
You did not know Casey Sheehan, so quit waving your flag in Cindy Sheehan 's face!
She 's an American, too.
And she sacrificed one hell of a lot to earn her right to call George W. Bush the least deserving part-time boarder we taxpayers have put up at the White House.
(This column has previously appeared in THE LONE STAR ICONOCLAST, Crawford, Texas, and at www.LoneStarIcon.com)
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