The Canton Repository (Ohio)
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Thank God for Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son to the Iraq war and who pursues our elusive, yet always vacationing president in hopes that if he has the courage to meet with her again, this time he will remember her son’s name.
Our commander in chief, who ducked his chance to serve in Vietnam, now ducks a sole, lonely mother who dares to question the lies and deception that led to her loss and her cause of trying to ensure no other mother loses a child in what two-thirds of Americans see as a perpetual quagmire.
Staying the course and dying for this noble cause, as President Bush constantly mentions, is easy for someone who has his two daughters safely at home, spends one day out of five vacationing and who, while off for five weeks of vacation, can’t seem to meet with Ms. Sheehan or take the time to visit the Ohio battalion that recently lost 20 Marines.
We need more Cindy Sheehans to speak out against this war, and more protests from people who support our troops by displaying magnetic flags on their vehicles, yet want to end this war.
We need to exit Iraq because our leadership and plan have failed, with no end to the bloodshed or cost in sight.
Why are we so complacent and apathetic about showing our resolve to end this madness? Because we feel volunteers have chosen to fight and die? Because we believe “my country, right or wrong