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Casey Sheehan, perhaps the most famous GI to die in Iraq, was an Eagle Scout who wanted to be a church Deacon, according to his mother, Cindy. That was before a "lying, fooling, and betraying" George Bush and the "arrogant and ignorant neocons" sent him to die in an unjust and immoral war-this, too, according to Sheehan and her high-profile supporters. Congressman John Conyers claims in the preface that Sheehan is his hero, and writer Thomas Hartmann adds praise by comparing her to Julia Ward, who penned "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." No doubt Sheehan has become a hero to many. This collection of her writings does very little, however, to perpetuate her heroism other than to recap what has already been seen and heard in the media. There are diary entries, letters and speeches, most of which reiterate her anti-Bush, anti-war stance. In fairness, she is a mother, not a writer; an activist and founding member of Gold Star Families for Peace, not a journalist. The book gains momentum when Sheehan describes her decision to go to Bush country in August 2005 to stage the "peaceful occupation" of Crawford. But it gets bogged down with florid declarations of her waging a "Holy War against the War on Terrorism." Though Sheehan's anguish is made brutally palpable, this book reads like an extended rant, not an instrument of resistance.
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Since Ms Sheehan seems still incredulous that her son Casey is dead, and seems to still want George to tell her why, I'll give it a go since clearly George won't. It is clear Ms. Read morePublished on September 2, 2006 by R. C. BOHNE
poorly written and a slap in the face to all who currently serve in the military. Basically telling us we have no common sense and that we are evil becuase we love being in the... Read morePublished on February 1, 2006 by coolrush
Cindy Sheehan could be your next door neighbor, your coworker, your aunt....or your mother. She is a normal American woman who never thought she'd be the focus of so much... Read morePublished on November 30, 2005 by Michel
A Mother's Love For Her Son
Cindy Sheehan may be the single most important person to turn the tide of the American people against the Iraq War. Read more
Ms. Sheehan's story is obviously one of deep pain and sorrow. I approached this book hoping to hear some resolution for her pain. Read morePublished on November 29, 2005 by T. Hoeting
Before this book, Cindy Sheehan was just another face flashed on my television screen. This book brought her to life in a very compelling way. Read morePublished on November 29, 2005 by Henry Miller fan
Cindy made the ultimate sacrifice for the country: a mother's loss of a son.
After this tragic episode, she started a courageous journey across the land to find the... Read more