So, I was perusing Adelphia, and I came across this article
. Then, two months later, came what she considered to
be a disturbingly placid meeting with President Bush. While she found
him to be a "man of faith," she also said later that he seemed "totally
disconnected from humanity and reality." And when she later heard him
speak of soldiers' deaths as "noble," Sheehan felt she had to do
"To be perfectly honest, I think it is disgraceful,"
said bookkeeper Diana Kraft of Vacaville, whose son is in the Navy. "I
don't know the loss she's feeling to lose a son because, thank
goodness, I haven't had that, but we're in this war and we have to
support the troops."
Disgraceful? Yeah, it's so easy to dismiss death when it doens't touch you. When it's across the globe. It's a noble death when you aren't in danger, none of your loved ones are in danger, but you're out fighting a war for people that don't really want you there. When it's not someone you know.
For the record, here's what she said she wants to
tell him: "I would say, 'What is the noble cause my son died for?' And
I would say if the cause is so noble has he encouraged his daughters to
enlist? And I would be asking him to quit using Casey's sacrifice to
justify continued killing, and to use Casey's sacrifice to promote
Every time I hear one of those country singers going on about how it's so great to make it to Arlington Cemetary, or how their dad lost his eye in the Army (basic training accident), I want to scream. Have they been there?
Have any of them served, take that risk?
How many veterans are in these protests? People who've seen, who know?
I know I'm not making any sense at all, it's just too upsetting for me. My sister's fiance lost his best friend a few weeks ago. My cousin is in Iraq right now. I spent 6 months in Kuwait at the very beginning of the war. To my eyes, it's completely pointless. I know war can sometimes boost the economy, boost country morale. That's just a fact of human nature and economy.
But it doesn't seem to be working.
And I'm tired of people dying for a man who just doesn't understand reality.