by Jennifer Monroe
CRAWFORD, TX -- (OfficialWire) -- 08/13/05 -- The 'Heart of Texas' chapter of Free Republic, a conservative forum, is planning a demonstration Saturday aimed at countering the peace vigil organized by Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004. Sheehan and her supporters are maintaining a roadside encampment—Camp Casey—close to the president's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford.
Sheehan, 48 (shown here ), traveled to the 'Western White House' one week ago after George W. Bush said that fallen U.S. troops had died for a 'noble cause' and that the mission must be completed.
Bush continues to refuse to break from his hectic vacation schedule to meet with Sheehan—instead preferring to spend time Friday with a group of 230 people attending a Republican fundraiser, all of whom have contributed at least $25,000 to the Republican National Committee.
"I want to ask the president, 'Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?" Sheehan told reporters. "[Last week], you said my son died for a noble cause' and I want to ask him what that noble cause is?"
Reading the most recent postings to the Free Republic website, one is left wondering how on earth anyone could support the war in Iraq. Most of their rantings consist of personal attacks on Sheehan, questioning her patriotism and loyalty to America.
No one addresses the real issue—the lies that the Bush administration used to justify their illegal war, which has resulted in the senseless death of more than 1,840 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis: ignore the truth, promote the lies.
The theme of these FReepers runs along the lines of "if only Sheehan would simply accept the pointless death of her son...our government could get on with business." The fact remains that America is less safe now because of its foreign policy.
Register with Free Republic and attempt to broach that issue; to present the facts and invite a dialogue and your account is immediately deleted. The operators of Free Republic make no excuse for their policies: they don't want to hear the other side, the truth, they exist only to espouse their version of reality. Beware.
I therefore challenge anyone who seeks to criticize Cindy Sheehan to offer-up their son or daughter, their husband or wife or indeed, themselves, in sacrifice for the lie that is Iraq. Until you have, you have nothing to say and you just don't get it.
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