A Prayer For Cindy

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My prayers have been with Cindy Sheehan. I have avoided blogging about Cindy's rant against the President, because I feel that in hindsight she will eventually come to regret her actions. I believe those actions are born of a justified heartfelt anger that is misplaced in focus. I am now blogging about Cindy because she has made herself the Mickey Mouse leader of the Anti-Bush movement thinly wrapped in anti-war banners. She keep opening up with disconnected hate filled rants and wonders how the focus comes off the war and on
  • her?

  • Here's what I see when I've reviewed media exerpts:

    In her first meeting with the President, Cindy was quoted as saying this:
    "I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis," Cindy said after their meeting. "I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

  • Since then her life has started falling apart. More recent news reports say that her husband is filing for
  • divorce,
  • and her family has released statements that they would like for her to
  • stop this protest.

  • As a greiving mom, she is right to be angry. She just seems to have gone way overboard and unfortunately she's allowed the media to use her like a Jerry Springer show prop. Springer is an apt analagy as Sheehan has
  • cursed
  • Bush's leadership team and everyone else she can in relation to the war. She also made a hateful stab at Bush's girls with "he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls... to go to this war".

    She's proving her ignorance and imbalance further by linking this war to our stance with Israel? "My son did not sign up to die for Israel"... what? It would at least be partially accurate to say this war was about oil and/or terrorism. But Israel? Cindy says the terrorists hate us for our stance on Israel? Where did THAT come from?

    This is the strongest voice from the extreme left aginst the war?

    The only ones being hurt here are those who are on the front lines just like her son. The only ones who benefit from her are those selling news and those who would seek moral victory against the evils of our country. She isn't hurting the Presiden's resolve, but she might privately be causing him some pain by demonstrating hers so forcefully.

    I'll continue to pray for Cindy, and you should too.