Cindy Sheehan isn't responsible for her son's death, nor is the President or anyone who supports the war.
Some terrorist in Iraq is responsible. Had her son not gone to Iraq he would probably be with us today, but it was his decision to go there.
He re-enlisted after the war had begun knowing full well that he'd likely be headed to Iraq. He was an adult and made a decision. His decision was to continue his service in the military. He clearly believed in the mission, even though his mother does not.
When President Bush returns to the White House after his working vacation at his Crawford ranch, Cindy Sheehan will most likely go home and shut up. I'm really sorry she has lost a son. War is not fun. People die.
But -- here, the left wing anti-war establishment, desperately looking for poster children, has made a bad pick for a poster Mom. Harry Belafonte probably would be better. At the least, he can sing pretty well, and his face is more familiar.
This is what the Sheehan family has to say:
"The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.
Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins."
How 'bout it, Mrs. Sheehan? President Bush has already met with you personally, do you remember? Do you really enjoy being exploited like this as a mere "plaything du jour" of the anti-war left? When I was younger, I had a friend who died in Vietnam. I managed to stay out of the Service - I even peed on the wall of the Pentagon once. But I like to think that I grew up, too.