Friday, August 12, 2005
  The Answer
Cindy Sheehan says she wants to ask President Bush, "Why did you kill my son?" An unreasonable question considering her son was killed by Shiite militia firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in an early morning ambush of the convoy.

A reasonable question would be, "What did my son die for?" In fact Mrs Sheehan asked President Bush in April of 2004 to "make her son's sacrifice count for something." What did Casey and the other 1,841 (as of Aug 10) Americans killed in Iraq die for?

Mohammed and Omar at Iraq The Model have the answer:
Ma'am, we asked for your nation's help and we asked you to stand with us in our war and your nation's act was (and still is) an act of ultimate courage and unmatched sense of humanity.Our request is justified, death was our daily bread and a million Iraqi mothers were expecting death to knock on their doors at any second to claim someone from their families. ... 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 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. ... I recall seeing a woman on TV two years ago, she was digging through the dirt with her hands. ... Her tears mixed with the dirt of the grave ... "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? ... You are free to go and leave us alone but what am I going to tell your million sisters in Iraq? ... But I am not leaving this land because the bad guys are not going to leave us or you to live in peace. They are the same ones who flew the planes to kill your people in New York. I ask you in the name of God or whatever you believe in; do not waste your son's blood. We here have decided to avenge humanity, you and all the women who lost their loved ones. ... We are in need for every hand that can offer some help. Please pray for us, I know that God listens to mothers' prayers and I call all the women on earth to pray with you for peace in this world. Your son sacrificed his life for a very noble cause. No, he sacrificed himself for the most precious value in this existence; that is freedom. His blood didn't go in vain; your son and our brethren are drawing a great example of selflessness.God bless his free soul and God bless the souls of his comrades who are fighting evil.God bless the souls of Iraqis who suffered and died for the sake of freedom.God bless all the freedom lovers on earth.
Casey Sheehan died for the same thing that Americans have been willing to die for for 230 years. Liberty. If there were any other ransom to pay for that prize than the blood of patriots & heroes any mother would gladly pay it. But when ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrants and murderers roam this Earth or rise to poistions of power with vast armies and arsenals at their disposal there is no other recourse than for good and honorable men and women, like Casey Sheehan to stand against them and defeat them.

That is what he died for. That is what Casey Sheehan's sacrifice counts for.
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