Quote by Marge: "But you gotta realize this *particular* war is a mistake." Marge, *you* gotta realize not everyone believes that.
As Heidi said, Ms. Sheehan met with the President June 2004. One member stated that "I doubt she (Ms. Sheehan) had time to get a word in edgewise and ask the President any of her questions. She probably got a handshake, a pat on the head, and a "I sincerely regret your loss." Actually, here's the account of the meeting in The Reporter, the local Vacaville, CA newspaper: "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." The Sheehans referred to their meeting with the President and Sen. McCain as an "honor" according to the next line in the article.
As ckblv has already pointed out, more than a year later, Ms. Sheehan now seems to have a totally different take on the meeting with the President. We all know her most recent comments. The following are from the article by Staff Writer David Henson of "The Reporter", which were published in that paper June 24, 2004:
"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 ....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."
Please re-read the above sentence. Why is Ms. Sheehan apparently not taking into consideration what Casey would feel about what she's doing now?
Pat Sheehan (Cindy's husband) said after the meeting :"...I have a new respect for him (the president) because he was sincere and he didn't have to take the time to meet with us."
After the meeting, Ms. Sheehan had this to say: "I now know he's (Bush)sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."
From the article: "The trip (to see the president) 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....as they 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 Sheehan said.
Do these comments bear any resemblance to the Cindy Sheehan we see now, more than a year later? For the full article: www.thereporter.com/republished