Cindy Sheehan

Anti-war activist
Added on 05/18/2006
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Victor83
03/25/2007

Cindy Sheehan 5

First of all, I don't believe that any US citizen should be "banned from speaking"; but I didn't make this list....so, 5. With all due respect to Loerke, there is nothing whatsoever "great" about Cindy Sheehan. She has and had basically estranged herself from all of her children, including Casey (sp), her son. This young man was an adult who volunteered to serve his country after the 9/11 attacks. After serving one tour in Iraq, he renlisted and voluntarily went back to Iraq. Now Cindy Sheehan drags his boots all over the country with her "protest", trying to evoke symapthy for herself and her cause by using the name of a son that she apparently cared nothing about when he was alive. Regardless of your position regarding Bush and the war in Iraq, every American ought to be ashamed of this woman.

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Loerke
03/25/2007

Cindy Sheehan 5

What is the only successful form of protest against authoritarianism in the Middle East, whether Iraqi, Israeli, or Saudi Arabian? The regular vigils of the "Women in Black" who make their mourning public, and who thus helped to expose Hussein's policies of torture and to force Israel to begin its pullout from the West Bank. In our own culture, Sheehan has tapped into the very deep sources of power and dignity which lie in the act of mourning, and given her noble grief a voice. I saw her speak yesterday, and found myself disagreeing with a lot of her specific recommendations. But I don't think one has to agree with the specifics, the strategies, or the timing of her protests; instead, one has to recognize her symbolic role in tapping into a tradition of public mourning that goes back as far in our culture as Mary Rowlandson. Sheehan deserves to be called the first great American of the twenty-first century.

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Djahuti
05/23/2006

Cindy Sheehan 1

Even though her son was a volunteer,she has every right to protest and speak out.There's lots of evidence today that the War that took her sons life was begun on manufactured reasons.It is not disrespectful to the Ideals of this Country to stand up and be heard when you smell injustice and the abuse of power.In fact,not to speak out is what is unpatriotic and cowardly.

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numbah16tdhaha
05/18/2006

Cindy Sheehan 4

I think its disrespectful to her son's memory for her to be crapping on our country on account of being hurt.

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HistoryFan
05/18/2006

Cindy Sheehan 4

I felt bad for her and felt that she did have a say in the current situation right now in Iraq until she was caught hob-nobbing with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. That's when I lost all respect for her.

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