Skip to comments."Flip-flopping"Americans-Right-wing bloggers are attacking military mom Cindy Sheehan (FR mentioned)
Posted on 08/10/2005 11:52:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Aug. 9, 2005 | Cindy Sheehan, the angry 48-year-old mom from Vacaville, Calif., whose son died while serving in the Army in Iraq and who has been staging a lonely bring-the-troops-home vigil outside President Bush's ranch beneath the baking Texas sun, has clearly become a thorn in the president's vacationing side. Putting a public and empathetic face on the war's toll in America, Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was killed in April 2004, has posed a very simple request to Bush: Come out and talk to me about Iraq and why my son died. .........
Taking peculiar pleasure in trying to discredit the small-town mother, right-wingers have been in a tizzy over what they perceive as a flip-flop by Sheehan on Iraq. They excitedly reassure themselves that her alleged inconsistency about the war ought to disqualify her from being a legitimate war critic. Problem is, the oddly playful bloggers, busy mocking Sheehan as a "crazy," "exploited," "left-wing moonbat," aren't really staring down a lone mother who may or may not have shifted her opinion about Bush and the war since 2004.
.......Over the weekend conservatives at the Free Republic unearthed a June 25, 2004, article from Sheehan's hometown newspaper, the Reporter, which detailed Sheehan's visit with Bush at Fort Lewis near Seattle earlier that month. Portions of the article suggested Sheehan was grateful for her time with Bush, in contrast with her current complaints about him. Freepers then passed along the clip to Matt Drudge, who talked about it on his Sunday-night syndicated radio show. On Monday morning he hyped his analysis on his Web site, concluding that Sheehan "has dramatically changed her account about what happened when she met the commander-in-chief last summer!"
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Is Salon still around?!?!?!
Oh cry me a river. She dishonors her son. She should join Nick Bergs father, wherever he is and go to Iran if they think it's so warm and fuzzy.
the moonbat of all moonbats.
Maybe if she wasn't so tight with anti-Americans like Michael Moore and Code Pink we wouldn't condemn her so much. She's blogging on their websites and accepting their money.
"to discredit the small-town mother"
She's from Berkeley.
This woman has given Al Jazeera a lifetime of footage. I'm sure that will make the troops now in Iraq safer. Grat morale booster. Thanks Mrs. Sheehan!
"Suggested" Sheehan was grateful? I thought they were using direct quotes from the article. From what I understand she is not denying the validity of the charges, just shluffing it off as "being in shock" at the time of the first meeting with Bush. The left is REALLY trying to discredit this report
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Amazing that that Free republic posters in pajamas out research and out report the MSM, everyday.
O'Reilly brought this up last night. Apparently she will be on his show tonight. We'll see how she holds up to Bill.
If this woman has her way, she'd be wearing a burka in no time at all. Convert or die! The loss of her son has made her irrational and easily manipulated by the liberal vultures that are feeding off her grief. Very sad and disgusting what the left is doing.
This reporter needs to buy a clue. It's not conservatives who have flip flopped. It's Cindy.
Maybe if reporters did one ounce of research these days, they'd be more credible. As it is, they are merely second rate.
" BUT THIS IS A VOLUNTARY MILTARY IN THIS COUNTRY...
HER SON MADE HIS DECISION!!!!!!!!!!!!"
No way this woman will go on O' Reilly tonight. I listened to her on Tony Snow. She filibusters with Soros talking points and when she is done with them she runs out of things to say and ends the interview.
She was lying the first time, or she was lying the second time.
Actually doing pretty well, by their historical standards...
"She filibusters with Soros talking points and when she is done with them she runs out of things to say and ends the interview."
Why not? He's paying her. Be fair!
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