Thursday, April 13, 2006

Leave her son alone

It seems that Cindy Sheehan is in the news again. We all know that she is the woman who hates George Bush and has protested the war. Now I disagree with her on the war. I think that the Iraqi government was neck deep in terrorism and helped the murderers on 9/11.

But now there are people who are protesting her decision not to put a tombstone on her son’s grave. People should just leave her alone and mind their own business. I can not imagine what it is like to lose a son in a war. There is nothing wrong with her protesting the war, which is her right as an American. We can discuss and disagree with her, even call into question her patriotism. But I am of the belief that she has a right to honor her son anyway she feels. We, the people who believe the war is just, need to keep the discourse non-personal with other Americans. When we make the arguments personal we distract our reasoning and thoughts from the true discussion

Now I have no opinion on her desire to put a tombstone on her son’s grave or not. I even understand her hatred of the war. But the conservative media needs to stay focused on the real issue, the war on terrorism. Also, the focus should stay on who these terrorist are what they stand for and what they want to do to us needs to replayed and discussed.
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