Patterico's Pontifications

8/12/2005

Mohammed’s Moving Post About Cindy Sheehan and the War

Filed under: Sheehan,War — Patterico @ 7:15 pm

Mohammed at Iraq the Model has written a stunning post addressed to Cindy Sheehan. Here is a small excerpt, which I hope will convince you to read the whole thing:

Your face doesn’t look strange to me at all; I see it everyday on endless numbers of Iraqi women who were struck by losses like yours.

Our fellow country men and women were buried alive, cut to pieces and thrown in acid pools and some were fed to the wild dogs while those who were lucky enough ran away to live like strangers and the Iraqi mother was left to grieve one son buried in an unfound grave and another one living far away who she might not get to see again.

We did nothing to deserve all that suffering, well except for a dream we had; a dream of living like normal people do.

We cried out of joy the day your son and his comrades freed us from the hands of the devil and we went to the streets not believing that the nightmare is over.

We practiced our freedom first by kicking and burning the statues and portraits of the hateful idol who stole 35 years from the life of a nation.

For the first time air smelled that beautiful, that was the smell of freedom.

The mothers went to break the bars of cells looking for the ones they lost 5, 12 or 20 years ago and other women went to dig the land with their bare hand searching for a few bones they can hold in their arms after they couldn’t hold them when they belonged to a living person.

I recall seeing a woman on TV two years ago, she was digging through the dirt with her hands. There was no definite grave in there as the whole place was one large grave but she seemed willing to dig the whole place looking for her two brothers who disappeared from earth 24 years ago when they were dragged from their colleges to a chamber of hell.

Her tears mixed with the dirt of the grave and there were journalists asking her about what her brothers did wrong and she was screaming “I don’t know, I don’t know. They were only college students. They didn’t murder anyone, they didn’t steal, and they didn’t hurt anyone in their lives. All I want to know is the place of their grave”.

Why was this woman chosen to lose her dear ones? Why you? Why did a million women have to go through the same pain?

Cindy Sheehan has met the President; I haven’t.

But I have met Mohammed; Cindy Sheehan hasn’t.

I humbly suggest that Cindy Sheehan would benefit far more from one meeting with Mohammed than she would from a second meeting with President Bush.

10 Responses to “Mohammed’s Moving Post About Cindy Sheehan and the War”

  1. Unfortunately she won’t benefit from meeting with Mohammed until she breaks free of the cult that has ensnared her.

    Thanks for pointing to that poignant piece.

    Darleen (f20213)

  2. The more I learn about Mrs. Sheehan, the less sympathy I have for her. Apparently, she’s made quite a franchise out of her greiving mother routine. A letter in the Vacaville Reporter thanks volunteers who contributed labor and materials to remodel her house. Do you suppose they do that for all the military families who have suffered a loss? Will Mrs. Sheehan report the gifts as income (can you say LEONA HELMSLEY?)

    She and her handlers have turned what should be an important debate on life and death issues into a left wing freak show with Michael Moore as ringmaster and Mrs. Sheehan as the trained seal.

    And woe be unto those who dare criticize her or question the motives of those supporting her. They’ll sic the thought police on you quicker than you can say “Pravda.”

    Mike on Hilton Head Island (6e3285)

  3. Thank you for this post.

    I would like to see someone with lots of money (not me) pay to have some of their posts along with Chernkoff’s in major papers, even if it was as a paid advertisement. I wonder if anyone has sent the link to Mrs. Sheehan, who I understand is blogging on Michael Moore’s site.

    If people will believe lies if they are repeated often enough, maybe they will also believe the truth when persistently applied.

    Thank you again.

    MD in Philly (b3202e)

  4. “with Michael Moore as ringmaster and Mrs. Sheehan as the trained seal.”

    where is he in all this. I heard he put her on a website. some ringmaster.

    actus (a5f574)

  5. Someone should look into large payments to Mrs Sheehan from Sorros or suchlike.

    Scotty (20a7f5)

  6. P-

    Though I see it a bit differently, this post is quite touching and relevant–unlike the contributions of so many of your fellow attack-dogs. Thanks for elevating your piece of the debate.

    Darleen, Mike, Scotty: try not to let your pursuit of perfect, absolute, wingnut-ideology render you completely devoid of compassion. Frankly, it looks bad–the woman lost her son. I would say that her perspective is particularly relevant to the national debate of whether this war is/has been/will be worth the cost, wouldn’t you? Here’s a nagging question to consider: what have you sacrificed to Bush’s War? (I don’t only pose that question to others–it honestly keeps me very humble.) I know that at least for me, it’s pretty easy to sit back and not be bothered with “staying the course,” since the people having to do that overwhelmingly are poor and minority people, people statistically of a different demographic than most of us who have the time and resources to pontificate about it online.

    Tom (eb6b88)

  7. Tom,

    You’re not claiming that the people who have died in Iraq are overwhelmingly minority, are you?

    And how do you define “poor”?

    And where do you get these facts from?

    Patterico (756436)

  8. Second the motion by Patterico.

    I did post an excerpt and the link on a site that claims to pass it on to “Cindy”. My post (actually Mohammed’s letter) was ignored.

    Cindy Sheehan is the mother of one of the 1,500+ killed in battle. She is having a hard time grieving, and many people encourage her demand for a second audience with the President, rather than joining the rest of her family trying to move forward with life. Any attempt to make it more than that would require interviews with a large number of the family and friends of all of those killed.

    Here are some other nagging questions about the war:
    1. Could we really have kept Saddam contained indefinitely? At what cost, what risk?
    -Remember, it was US-infidel presence in Saudi Arabia that Bin Laden gave as one of his reasons to proclaim jihad
    -Remember also, David Kay and his replacement verified that Saddam had broken the agreements in hundreds of ways, including manufacturing long-range missiles, and was prepared to resume the production of WMD’s in a short time span. In fact, Kay said Saddam was “actually more dangerous than we thought”. One had to read beyond the “No [ready made stockpiles of] WMD” news bite to learn that, though.

    2. Could we have continued containment if the UN and Europe stood tough, instead of playing corrupt games with him?
    -We will never know, because they didn’t and he wasn’t.
    -As the weapons inspectors had shown, we were not containing him very well.

    3. Should we have gone in sooner, while things were being hidden and shipped across the Syrian border?

    4. Were there different tactics that we should have known to use ahead of time (not in 20/20 Monday morning QB’ing).
    -The care given to minimize civilian losses was quite remarkable, moreso than any war since the one-on-one duel. Not to suggest that one death doesn’t count, but the idea is that more would have died under Saddam than in his being overthrown.

    5. What would we have had to sacrifice 5 or 10 years from now if we didn’t act when we did?
    -Some would like to answer “Nothing!”. That is what Europe wanted to believe in 1938 and 39, and it was the wrong answer.
    -After waging war against Iraq, Kuwait, and it’s own people daily, what would make one think that Saddam could be left to do as he pleased?

    A comment on the language of the debate. Those of us who do not agree with the “anti-war” crowd are not “pro-war”. We are interested in freedom and justice and national security. When rulers arise who use force to threaten and take those things, we can either give them up (ala Chamberlin and later France in WW II), or we can believe that they are worth fighting for.

    MD in Philly (b3202e)

  9. Tom, Your comments show that you have been listing to the Demarxocrats for too long. first it is not “Bush’s war” anymore than WWII was “Rooesvelts war”. second it has been proven that the majority of troops in the US Military are caucasian. They come from all income levels.
    And they are all volunteers. Saddam Hussain is a FACIST. His Political Party got its start as a offshoot of Hitlers Nazi Party. He and his family were all mass murders. He used Posion Gas on women and children. He had WMD in 1991, and had used them. He had an active WMD program, and was producing missles of a range prohibited him under the terms of the Armistice in the war IRAQ- UN in 1991. He was in non-complience of 15 or more UN resolutions. He was bribing French, Russian, german. and UN officials to stimy and action by the UN. He provided Al Queda, and a host of other radicial anti-US terrorist with a safe haven, training facilities, arms, and money.

    Robert Jewett (527a31)


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