Saturday, August 13, 2005

Bush Lies About Sheehan.

On Thursday Bush spoke publicly for the first time about Cindy Sheehan, whose antiwar protest outside his Crawford ranch is rapidly growing. Speaking to reporters Bush said, “This is America. She has a right to her position, and I thought long and hard about her position. I've heard her position from others, which is: Get out of Iraq now. And it would be a mistake for the security of this country and the ability to lay the foundations for peace in the long run if we were to do so.”


That, of course, is a lie. Cindy’s message is “What is the ‘noble’ cause that her son, Casey, died for in Iraq?” When America’s Mom demands Bush come clean with the People on a war, Bush wallows further into the muck.

18 Comments:

Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Yawn....boring. This position has been explained so many times it actually is becoming tiresome to have to explain it ALL over again.

7:29 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Here is some interesting facts...


Misguided Mom
By Jennifer King
August 12, 2005

The mainstream media has gone bonkers over Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who lost her son last year in Iraq. According to a recent Sheehan blog, she is to be featured in People, Time, Vanity Fair and Oprah's magazine. The New York Times and it's Left Coast ideological bedmate the Los Angeles Times have run breathless feature articles. Cindy's story even made the AP, ensuring predictable nationwide coverage in local newspapers. The story is irresistible - the heartbroken mother who is determined to meet with President Bush, to find out if her son's sacrifice was worth it. The media, as usual determined to undermine the war, demoralize the troops and stick it to W, lapped it up unquestioningly.

Except - bloggers, talk radio and the newly liberated pajama press have blown the media blinders off once again. Cindy Sheehan and her family already met with President Bush, two months after her son Casey's death in April of 2004. According to David Henson in the Vacaville Reporter, Ms. Sheehan then praised the President for "caring about Iraqis", "being sincere" and "understanding their pain". She said that the Sheehan family had had a "moment of happiness" with Mr. Bush.

Fast forward to Crawford. Once the media was forced to admit that Ms. Sheehan had received a previous meeting with the President, Ms. Sheehan changed her story. Now, the President had been cold, unfriendly and distant. Mr. Bush was unfeeling, refusing to look at pictures of her son or remember her name. When - finally - reluctantly pressed by media as to the differing accounts, Ms. Sheehan stated that she was "in shock" at the time of the first meeting.

It is far more likely that Ms. Sheehan has flip-flopped because she has either been unwittingly co-opted or has willingly aligned herself with some of the more virulent radical leftwing groups protesting the war. Ms. Sheehan posts her blog on both Michael Moore's website and at the website of Code Pink, the lovely leftists who sent $600,000 to the "insurgents" in Iraq and who protest every week outside Walter Reed hospital, in full view of the wounded soldiers recovering there.

Digging further, it has been discovered that Ms. Sheehan participated in a rally for Steve and Virginia Pearcy, the Sacramento couple that came under fire for hanging a U.S. soldier in effigy outside of their home. Ms. Sheehan also spoke at a rally at San Francisco State University, with the group "Students Against War". This rally was to honor Lynne Stewart, the radical lawyer whose most egregious client was Omar Abdul Rahman - the convicted bomber of the first WTC attacks. During this rally, Ms. Sheehan stated, "Lynne is my human Atticus Finch. He did what he knew was right, but wasn't popular. That is what Lynne is doing." Sheehan further stated that, "we (Americans) have been killing people, we are responsible for death and destruction over the past 200 years." Sheehan further denoted George W. Bush as the "biggest terrorist" and ludicrously asserted that the United States was waging a "nuclear war" in Iraq. She further stated that Iraq is suffering under a "U.S. imposed sense of freedom and democracy". Yes, things must have been so much better under Saddam! Also at this rally, flyers entitled, "Should We Help the Iraqi Resistance?" were passed out.

Sadly, Ms. Sheehan appears to be becoming unhinged by her grief and a too close association with anti-American wingnuts. Her latest diatribe asserts that her son died for a "PNAC neo-con agenda in order to benefit Israel", thus buying into the most lurid fantasies posted on the Democratic Underground.

No, Ms. Sheehan, your son died honorably for a cause he believed in. From all accounts, Casey Sheehan was a model soldier who had recently re-enlisted just before he was killed. He volunteered for the ultimately fatal mission. Casey Sheehan was 24 when he died, a man, not a little boy whose mother could, "take him to Canada" in order to protect him. Cindy Sheehan has stated, "This country is not worth dying for." Obviously, Casey Sheehan disagreed.

8:12 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Here's the original article in case you were still "just reporting the news"


From our archive: Bush, Sheehans share moments
By David Henson/Staff Writer

Since learning in April that their son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, had been killed in Iraq, life has been everything but normal for the Sheehan family of Vacaville.
Casey's parents, Cindy and Patrick, as well as their three children, have attended event after event honoring the soldier both locally and abroad, received countless letters of support and fielded questions from reporters across the country.

"That's the way our whole lives have been since April 4," Patrick said. "It's been surreal."

But none of that prepared the family for the message left on their answering machine last week, inviting them to have a face-to-face meeting with President George W. Bush at Fort Lewis


CINDY SHEEHAN IN TEXAS
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near Seattle.

Surreal soon seemed like an understatement, as the Sheehans - one of 17 families who met Thursday with Bush - were whisked in a matter of days to the Army post and given the VIP treatment from the military. But as their meeting with the president approached, the family was faced with a dilemma as to what to say when faced with Casey's commander-in-chief.

"We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled," Cindy said. "The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached."

The 10 minutes of face time with the president could have given the family a chance to vent their frustrations or ask Bush some of the difficult questions they have been asking themselves, such as whether Casey's sacrifice would make the world a safer place.

But in the end, the family decided against such talk, deferring to how they believed Casey would have wanted them to act. In addition, Pat noted that Bush wasn't stumping for votes or trying to gain a political edge for the upcoming election.

"We have a lot of respect for the office of the president, and I have a new respect for him because he was sincere and he didn't have to take the time to meet with us," Pat said.

Sincerity was something Cindy had hoped to find in the meeting. Shortly after Casey died, Bush sent the family a form letter expressing his condolences, and Cindy said she felt it was an impersonal gesture.

"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."

The meeting didn't last long, but in their time with Bush, Cindy spoke about Casey and asked the president to make her son's sacrifice count for something. They also spoke of their faith.

While meeting with Bush, as well as Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was an honor, it was almost a tangent benefit of the trip. The Sheehans said they enjoyed meeting the other families of fallen soldiers, sharing stories, contact information, grief and support.

For some, grief was still visceral and raw, while for others it had melted into the background of their lives, the pain as common as breathing. Cindy said she saw her reflection in the troubled eyes of each.

"It's hard to lose a son," she said. "But we (all) lost a son in the Iraqi war."

The trip had one benefit that none of the Sheehans expected.

For a moment, life returned to the way it was before Casey died. They laughed, joked and bickered playfully as they briefly toured Seattle.

For the first time in 11 weeks, they felt whole again.

"That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together," Cindy said.

8:16 PM  
Blogger JeffersDodge said...

Alva,

You are a liar.

9:01 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Alva is the typical misguided liberal. What's worse is that it ihis ilk that are ruining it for the rational Democrats.

Keep up the good work! People are starting to get the picture about you guys!!!!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, fearful miamimiami, you are the typical, misguided one. You are just one of the careless sheep, the kind that will follow the leader to the edge of a cliff, and beyond.

I feel sorry for people who are so full of anger and hatred. They must be miserable, and want others to be worse off, so they can feel superior. It's a false superiority.

Taking up so much space on someone else's blogsite. Selfish and rude, as well as childish. Get your own, and rant on and on, but do it on your own dime.

You know, like a REAL man would.

-charmaine-

12:20 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Charmaine, I think that you are starting to flirt with me here......say it ain't so!


No, fearful miamimiami, you are the typical, misguided one
====>Of course me being the decendant of "white european terrorists" or the decendant of their victims. Yeah, quite an accusation you are making there. Misguided indeed...


You are just one of the careless sheep,
=====>Ouch! Sheep? Why not pig, or sow, or jackass? Why the sheep?

the kind that will follow the leader to the edge of a cliff, and beyond.

======>Not before I push one of my victims in my "white european terror" rampage first! HAHAHAHA. I still love the fact that you must have felt so stupid for even accusing me of that.



I feel sorry for people who are so full of anger and hatred. They must be miserable, and want others to be worse off, so they can feel superior. It's a false superiority.
=====>So how do you deal with it? I mean are you seeking help or are you trying medication? It's not healthy to be so angry. Especially at me, one of those dumb "white european terrorists". Here is some suggestions to deal with your pent up anger.
A.Try walking,it's good for you too you know. (i don't like it personally)
B. Try deep calming breaths.
C. Yoga
D. Yogurt (especially the fruit on the bottom, that's my favorite)
E. Prozac
F. Watch CNN and pretend they are "fair and balanced" like Fox is.
G. Watch the old Tom and Jerry cartoons.


Taking up so much space on someone else's blogsite. Selfish and rude, as well as childish. Get your own, and rant on and on, but do it on your own dime.
=======>i am sorry. Did i upset you by exposing you and silly and inept. I do apologize but I was wondering something.
Why are you so angry at me? What have I personally done to you? Honestly all I have done is engage and encouraged you to engage in an open and free discussion of politics. I have not made you bleed. i have not swung at you with my fists. I have not threatened you with bodilty harm. I never even wish you to stop writing your silly rants and justifying them with anectdotal evidence from 200 years ago. I thought that it was the liberal that was supposed to be the caring, compassionate, open, and accepting one. Isn't the mainstay of the liberal to be the one who is open to everyone's ideas and able to accept everyone for who they are?
I guess you aren't one of THOSE kind of liberals. I guess it must be Christian in me that expects adults to be able to engage in open discussion. But some people can't handle it I guess....



You know, like a REAL man would.
=====>OOOOOOOO! You are challenging my MANHOOD. I was wondering when it would get to that. Well unfortunately for you, you won't have that priviledge. Mrs. MiamiMiami however is very happy with my manhood. And please...stop hitting on me...it's embarassing.
-charmaine-

6:37 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Charmiane....this looking thingsup in the dictionary thing is starting to pan out for me. look what I found just now....


lib·er·al ( P ) Pronunciation Key (lbr-l, lbrl)
adj.

Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; >>>>>>>free from bigotry.<<<<<<<
Favoring proposals for reform, >>>>>>>open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded<<<<<<<<<<


But that's not you. I put that there for the "other" liberals.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-charmaine-
Fearful miamimiami asked: "Why are you so angry at me?"

I'm not angry at you. I'm only stating my observations. I feel a little sorry for you. You seem to need so much attention.

However, I also believe that in seeking that attention, by using another's space to accomplish it, you are being selfish. A well adjusted person would understand that fact, and feel a need to apologize. Here is an example:

Alva, I apologize for feeding the troll. I like your site, and will refrain from giving people like them a reason to use up your space to give voice to their rantings.

-charmaine-

12:01 AM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Ok I will try again.....



-charmaine-
Fearful miamimiami asked: "Why are you so angry at me?"

I'm not angry at you. I'm only stating my observations. I feel a little sorry for you. You seem to need so much attention.
======>A first year psych major could see the level of anger you have. I mean you barely knew me when you already assumed that I was a decendant of white European terrorists. Why else would you even say that unless you are so misguided that you have to rely on that silliness prove your point. You obviously don't appreciate that I can come back with logic and reason for EVERY silly and baseless claim you make. my guess is that you probably haven't really seen much of the world and base most of your anger on what you have been fed by the major media. It's obvious you have never been associated with any group of veterans, soldiers, or otherwise honorable group of citizens that value their American citizenship. Your posts are almost entirely centered on your disgust for this country and its citizens. Those are angry statemtents. You see I don't particularly like the French but you won't read anything here that I have written about the French that is NEARLY as angry as what you have written about the Americans. You have anger issues. Don't be upset. It only proves that you are human, that's all.


However, I also believe that in seeking that attention, by using another's space to accomplish it, you are being selfish.
====>So as long as I agree with EVRYTHING you write then that's not being selfish? You don't see how angry that is? You can't see that your statement about my supposed "selfishness" is based on the fact that you and I disagree? So if I read you correctly so long as you and I agree on these issues then I will no longer be selfish.
Here's the difference. I actually like that someone disagrees with me. I would neve ask or try to persuade you to stop you silly posts. Your claims are nothing more than attempt to remove a fear from your life. You are obviously upset that I can more than hold my own with you and others. But I guess you can't handle defending you views with others who DON'T agree with you. That's about as angry and fearful as I have ever known a person to be...




A well adjusted person would understand that fact, and feel a need to apologize. Here is an example:

Alva, I apologize for feeding the troll. I like your site, and will refrain from giving people like them a reason to use up your space to give voice to their rantings.
=======>I have already apologized on other posts for not realizing that you couldn't handle differing points of view. As a matter of fact, Alva, when not on vacation, posts all the time on a conservative blog and no one there is accusing him of being selfish but then again he is a differnt kind of liberal then you are charmaine. I think you should apologize to Alva for not having the guts to defend your claims more vigorously. You don't hold a candle to Alva.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-charmaine-says:
I agree with Alva, miamimiami is "funny"!

I defend my claims to my own satisfaction, not yours. I never allow others to determine my positions, or the way I defend them.

Again, thanks for the laugh!
-charmaine-

6:38 AM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Huh? I thought YOU were the SMART one here....


I agree with Alva, miamimiami is "funny"!

I defend my claims to my own satisfaction, not yours. I never allow others to determine my positions, or the way I defend them.

Again, thanks for the laugh!

====>Sweetheart I have done nothing less than make you look silly. Youcan't and won't even answer the questions about your position. All you can do is cry about how selfish I am and try to pick on me for the typos I placed in the blog. Again, you don't hold a candle to Alva. As nutty as he is at least he makes an effort to defend his position although he chooses to use half the facts. He still tries......

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-charmaine-says:

fearful gung ho miamimiami said:
"all you can do is cry"

Like I said already, you might want to enroll in a reading comprehension course, along with your basic math and untainted history courses.

"Again, thanks for the laugh.", should tell you that the tears are tears of laughter. That's the only response your comments engender.

So, gung ho miamimiami, when are you going to Iraq? Be sure to let us know.

-charmaine-

9:13 AM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

fearful gung ho miamimiami said:
"all you can do is cry"

Like I said already, you might want to enroll in a reading comprehension course, along with your basic math and untainted history courses.

"Again, thanks for the laugh.", should tell you that the tears are tears of laughter. That's the only response your comments engender.
====>Still can't answer the questions. I tossed you softball ones too. I dumbed them dowen just for you and still you run.
So, gung ho miamimiami, when are you going to Iraq? Be sure to let us know.

======>As soon as you join your buddies there, you know those poor "freedumb fighters" you love to protect so much. You forget , sweetheart I already proved my willingness to defend my country and it's people, when are you gonna step up? Just like a spineless liberal....

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-charmaine-says:

fearful miamimiami said this to me:
"Still can't answer questions."

I only answer questions that make sense. And only when I want to.

Then he asks this absurd question:
"...when are you going to step up?"

Again, when the right-wing fascists can only insult me by making accusations based on absolutely no information, I win.

So, miamimiami, when are you going to give up being a keyboard warrior, and an "INTERNET RAMBO", and go to Iraq? They are desperate for help.

-charmaine-

12:00 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

fearful miamimiami said this to me:
"Still can't answer questions."

I only answer questions that make sense. And only when I want to.
=====>Wah! It's my party and I'll cry if I want to. Hey here's a tip kid, if you are gonna be dumb you had better be tough. You can't handle the heat get out of the fire and watch the grown ups handle it.

Then he asks this absurd question:
"...when are you going to step up?"

Again, when the right-wing fascists can only insult me by making accusations based on absolutely no information, I win.
======>Still avoiding the question. You do remember that you accused me of being a white european terrorist right and like several times since I had to hand your your ass on it. Seems that the more you write the more predictable you become.....



So, miamimiami, when are you going to give up being a keyboard warrior, and an "INTERNET RAMBO", and go to Iraq? They are desperate for help.
=====>hey you have tried to beat this dead horse past the point that it was buried in the ground. Like I said before. I have enlisted before but yet, you, can't seem to get past the point that you won't stand up for your terror friends over there. So the question is when are you going to step up?

I mean really. Let's look at the situation:
1. You could probably get your trip paid for by the terrorists, they got the cash.
2. You don't need a lot of training.
3. Most of the weapons were made for the lowest common denominator.
4. You can help them with their morale.
5. worst comes to worse you could be a suicide bomber.


Look if you won't support them how do you expect them to win??? Stop being so stingy with your time and join the fight already. Stop straddling the fence..Step up sweety.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-charmaine-says:

Anyone out there reading this, who happens to support Bush's so-called war (that is, in reality, an illegal invasion), in Iraq, you need to immediately try every way possible to get yourself over there, and help those troops.

They are stuck in a quagmire.

For those who are against Bush's so-called war in Iraq, you must continue protesting the illegal invasion of Iraq.

People on the left are not going to go to Iraq, and get involved in an illegal war. They have respect for the rule of law. That is one of the reasons they don't like Bush. He does not respect the rule of law.

People on the left support the troops. Unlike Bush, who continues to cut funding for the VA, close VA hospitals, not fully equip the troops, and pays them poorly for putting themselves in harm's way.

Anyone who says they support the troops should never support a man like Bush.

So, gung ho miamimiami, be sure to let us know when you will be leaving for Iraq.

-charmaine-

3:11 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Anyone out there reading this, who happens to support Bush's so-called war (that is, in reality, an illegal invasion), in Iraq, you need to immediately try every way possible to get yourself over there, and help those troops.
=====>And vice versa, anyone who thinks that the insurgents, who are there illegaly as well, should go there and support them.

They are stuck in a quagmire.
=====>The insurgents are also stuck. Help them out and die with them.

For those who are against Bush's so-called war in Iraq, you must continue protesting the illegal invasion of Iraq.
=[======>Yes. Do anything you can to provide our enemies with the moral support they need to bolster the morale of the thugs who cut the heads off of civilians.

People on the left are not going to go to Iraq, and get involved in an illegal war. They have respect for the rule of law. That is one of the reasons they don't like Bush. He does not respect the rule of law.

=====>Yes. People on the left respect the law, unless it involves perjury, misappropriation of funds for Boy Scouts, stealing papers from the national Archives, bombing Bagdad with cruise missles, or not commiting sedition by supporting the efforts of the people trying to kill our soldiers.

People on the left support the troops. Unlike Bush, who continues to cut funding for the VA, close VA hospitals, not fully equip the troops, and pays them poorly for putting themselves in harm's way.

====>Yes they suipport them by calling what they are doing illegal, comparing the to Nazi's and calling them murderers. That's support alright...I am glad I didn't have that kind of "support" when I was in the Army.

Anyone who says they support the troops should never support a man like Bush.
=====>Anyone who says they support the troops but not there mission is as confused as that phrase is.

So, gung ho miamimiami, be sure to let us know when you will be leaving for Iraq.
=====>Yawn......so tired of having to make you look silly. Again. I already served. I volunteered. You never did anmd never will. You are a coward. Plain and simple. And everytime you try to project your cowardice onto me I make you look stupid. Yes stupid. Because you have tried to make this about my fear so many times and in reality anyone reading this will know that you are the coward here. I served and continue to serve my community. You on the other hand just whine and complain and do nothing else after that. Let me help with you some reality....

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

By Charles M. Province

Please stop this "when are you going to Iraq" idiocy. I am starting to feel bad about making you look stupid already. It doesn't even feel good anymore.

Even Alva would have come up with something a little more clever than that.

7:10 PM  

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