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Sheehan Can’t Explain Lack Of Headstone

Behold Mother Sheehan's latest psychotic rant.

Actually not her latest, that is a foreign policy thought piece wherein Cindy carefully weighs the implications of military action versus allowing Iran to develop an atomic bomb.

But it's the latest rant before today's — I think. Anyway, it is just too psychotic to pass up. And besides, I must do Karl Rove's bidding.

It comes to us courtesy of the hate-America site run by the grotesque war profiteer and traitor, Michael Moore.

(Though the photo and caption, which do not appear on MM's pesthole are from the DNC's AP, before Mother Sheehan was famous–or even blonde.)

Army Maj. Gen. Rodney Kobayashi presents the Purple Heart and Bronze Star to Cindy Sheehan Tuesday, April 13, 2004, during a funeral service for her son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan 24, in Vacaville, Calif. Sheehan was killed in action south of Baghdad Sunday, April 4, 2004, when the convoy he was in was ambushed. Seven other soldiers also died in the attack. (AP Photo/ The Vacaville Reporter, Rick Roach)

Monday, April 10th, 2006

A Markerless Grave in Vacaville

By Cindy Sheehan

I am so tired of the Rovian, heartless, and ignorant smear machine attacking me and my family at every turn of my back.

The latest abomination in their scrutiny of my life is the fact that Casey has no "tombstone." As if it was anybody's business but Casey's family. I am sure every last person who has a problem with this has buried a child and they know what we are going through.

I am being smeared because I have a new car and I have "blown" through "$250,000.00" dollars of Casey's insurance money. I am sure that they have ready access to my bank accounts, too. I know I am writing this to compassionate people who would rather focus on an administration who lies, tortures, kills innocent people using conventional and chemical weapons, spies on its citizens without due process, and is treacherous in outing a CIA operative for petty-high school like revenge thereby endangering her, her family, and her fellow CIA agents. If it wasn't for these criminals my son wouldn't need a tombstone.

I will tell the world why Casey has no marker yet. In the first place, does anyone who is attacking me know how Casey was brought home from Iraq? We picked him up in the United loading dock in a cardboard box and he was off-loaded into a hearse without one honor guard. We had to wait for about a half hour on a curb near the United freight area while we waited for his one escort that rode from Dover Air Force Base in a seat, while Casey was treated as an over-sized piece of luggage. Has anybody held their other sobbing children while sitting on a curb in San Francisco waiting for the remains of their big brother to be carried over to the dock by a forklift?

Our so-called, illegitimate president has never attended a funeral nor can families see the pictures of their loved ones as they are hauled like freight with flags on them from an immoral war zone. WE don't see them because Mama Bush doesn't want to "bother her pretty mind" with the images. America doesn't want to be bothered, either. We had a Casualty Officer who abandoned us when our mortuary refused to pay the cemetery and told us that the "government sent the money to the mortuary, so now it is your problem. You may have to sue the mortuary." Our government discards and dishonors its own.

My Casey wasn't always a soldier. He was a son and brother whose murder has left an aching hole in our lives worse than an amputation. Sooner, or later, amputations heal and quit throbbing, this hole never will, or can, heal.

For the first year after Casey was killed, I didn't want to believe it. I didn't want to place a TOMBstone on my son's grave. I didn't want one more marble proof that my son was dead. I couldn't even call where he was buried a "cemetery," I had to call it "Casey's Park." I placed fresh flowers in the cup every week and journaled there almost on a daily basis, and often laid on it and fell asleep and dreamed of my needlessly killed son. Have any of these people who claim that I am pissing on my son's grave even visited him? Have they visited the grave of any soldier needlessly or senselessly killed in George's war of choice for oil and profit? Have they sobbed uncontrollably for my first born who shouldn't even need a gravestone? No, all they want to do is attack a mother who wants to prevent other people from having to bury their own child. They want to perpetuate a war that has already killed many thousands of our fellow human beings for absolutely nothing.

Casey's shell is buried in Vacaville, California, not his spirit. He lives with me and he is constantly with me as I travel the world so other families, Iraqi or American do not have to bury their children. Casey lives in the hearts of everyone who wants peace and works for peace. He will never truly die.

There are many people who the Bush regime have killed either directly, or indirectly, by their murderous policies: there are people buried under rubble of Iraq and were buried under the rubble of the World Trade Towers and if their families were lucky could find small parts to bury, before their remains were carted away in the enormous trucks and barges; there are people still unaccounted for in the swamps of New Orleans and in refrigerated trucks in Mississippi that will never even have graves, let alone gravestones. The Bush regime is good for business, all right, especially the funeral business.

I know these people are searching for proof that I am a horrible person and it must be evidence that I didn't love Casey if he doesn't have a marker. I know that they can't support a criminal regime that is slipping into fascism, so they have to attack a mom for the "crime" of being broken hearted and trying to save lives.

What they don't know is that they can't stop me from trying to save lives. No matter what they cook up next.

It is too important. No more needless gravestones. No more wasted lives.

As usual, Mother Sheehan cannot answer a direct question. Even one she poses to herself. Casey still does not have a headstone, even though the US government would be only too happy to provide one gratis.

Indeed, all of the things al-Cindy complaints about, having her son shipped freight from Dover AFB, with just one military escort — all of these are the standard military procedure. And actually some of few things that Cindy has neglected to complain about until now.

It stands undenied that Cindy would rather use her son's grave for a photo-op for Vanity Fair than provide it with a marker. But I suppose that's only fitting, since she has used her son's heroic life and death as her ticket to the big time.


Still, it is appalling what some people will do for fame and money and book deals and trips to Hawaii and a movie deal…

Oh, and a nice big monument:


We seldom see the back of Mother Sheehan's monument:

Original photo caption: The back face of the monument asks a simple question.

The typo (no question mark) speaks volumes about the intellect of these perpetual screw-ups.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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