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Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Enemy, Mrs. Sheehan. The ENEMY!

The Why Casey Sheehan Died post seemed to be very popular and thanks to everyone who wrote in complimenting us on it.

In the comments section Kid Various argued that Mrs. Sheehan's question that she wanted to ask the President, "Why did you kill my son?" was not only emotionally loaded but factually inaccurate.

The President did not kill Mrs. Sheehan's son, the enemy did.

And people had better get down with the fact that there is an enemy and understand what he wants.

Which makes this statement by Mrs. Sheehan, quoted in a Salon.com article (see, the Kid also reads Salon.com along with listening to AA,) even more breath-taking.
Sheehan also fingered the U.S. presence as the source of all violence there. Asked about whom she blames for the death of her son, she said it was George W. Bush alone. Of the insurgent groups who were more directly responsible, she said, "The person who killed my son, I have no animosity for that person at all."
What can one even say to that? The difficulty is not in confronting Mrs. Sheehan's "absolute moral authority" (thank you Maureen Dowd) but in Mrs. Sheehan's apparent lack of any manner of human logic.

The President is to blame for her son's death. Yet the man who drew her son into his crosshairs, the man who pulled the trigger, the man who pulled that trigger, not for any grand political program but simply to keep others in a state of servitude, THAT man -- he's ok.

It is beyond Kid Various' understanding.

1 Comments:

At Monday, August 22, 2005 at 9:48:00 AM EDT, Blogger Dan Kauffman said...

Casey Sheehan as all military personel volunteered for the Army. He re-enlisted in the Army, when there was a hastily thrown together attempt to come to the aid of ambushed soldiers he volunteered for that as well.

This does not sound to me like the type of man who would believe that

"This country is not worth dying for"

If his mother has absolute moral authority it is still trumped by the overwhelming responce repudiating her statements by OTHER parents who have lost children in Iraq.

 

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