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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:44 AM
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LTTE's in the NY Times in regards to Cindy Sheehan
All five letters are in support of Cindy!!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/opinion/l17iraq.html

snip...

To the Editor:

I found President Bush's comments last Saturday callous when he defended his decision not to meet with Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother of a soldier killed in Iraq.

"I think it's important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say," he said.

But then this president, under whose orders more than 1,840 of our troops will never be able to go on with their lives, had the temerity to add, "But I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life."

In "Lives Blown Apart" (column, Aug. 15), Bob Herbert recounts the heroic story of a soldier, Cpl. Bobby Rosendahl, who has been wounded and maimed in Iraq - one of more than 10,000 similar casualties.

His brave mother says that she will stay with her son until he "is ready to go on with his life."

There are various ways a person "can go on with his life." The way the true heroes of this unfortunate war, and their loved ones, are - or are not - going on with their lives should be honored with compassion.

Dorian de Wind
Austin, Tex., Aug. 15, 2005

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:48 AM
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1. people are definately INTERESTED
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:52 AM
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2. Maybe it's just me but is there some sexism involved here.
Seems to me the wounded are a coed responsibility.

Perhaps NeoCons see motherhood the same way they see a volunteer military i.e. you chose it now deal with it?

Well what's new - there are problem solvers and problem creators. The rewards go to the problem creators.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:55 AM
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3. From Joan M. Maiman of Chicago:
"In Vietnam, where I served as a Red Cross hospital worker in the early 1970's, I saw teenage soldiers suffer and die. It was not the war itself, but their love for their country and one another that made their deaths sacred." emphasis added

From Average Joans and Joes and come the words our president can't even think up on his own, let alone understand.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:55 AM
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4. The fifth one was not
Reread that letter. It was critical of Cindy.
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