Bush meets with Sheehan
Why is it that after doing things that seem so hard in anticipation, we always ask ourselves; “There! What was so hard about that?”
President Bush meets with Cindy Sheehan, apologizes
Decrepit News, 11 August 2005
In a touching one-hour meeting at the President’s ranch, Bush met with grieving Iraq war casualty-mother Cindy Sheehan to hear her concerns and symbolically reach out to Americans who disagree with the war.
“It was a difficult meeting for both of us, I think,” said a subdued and reflective Bush at the press conference afterward. “I listened and offered my condolences, and recognized that the reasons we entered the war have not turned out as we expected.”
A murmer of amazement agitated the small crowd of reporters at this admission, but Bush motioned for silence and continued:
“While I can scarcely imagine the sacrifice she has made for our country, I told her that we must continue in Iraq until that country is more stable. To leave now truly would devalue her son’s loss as the insurgents would take the upper hand and Iraq would slide into chaos.”
Concluded Bush; “God bless us all in this difficult time. And by ‘all’, I am including the people of Iraq, according to their beliefs.”
Sheehan declined comment, but a spokesperson released a statement which read in its entirety: “I would like to thank the president for hearing our story. Perhaps our country can come together in the common purpose of bringing our troops – our children – home sooner, while reducing violence worldwide.”
Many hailed the president’s meeting with Sheehan as the first payment on his promise to become “a uniter, not a divider.” But unnamed sources in the GOP criticized him for “playing into the hands of the insurgents” and said they would be more careful in their choice of the next Republican candidate for president.
Sheehan is expected to be arrested tomorrow, even though the president has acknowledged her right to speak and protest.
On the left, Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan KIA, Sadr City, 4/4/04. Bush ‘sympathizes with her’ but she’s not ‘very important’ and besides, she’s being ‘used by the left’; Cindy is not worth a five minute drive and ten lousy minutes in the middle of Bush’s five week vacation?
On the right, the helpless, withered body of what was once Terry Schiavo, strung up to wires … and paraded by the Neo-con Clerics … so important Bush left his vacation ranch in the middle of the night and flew to DC to sign “Terry’s Law”?
Damn, now I have to go buy a new irony meter… this one just exploded.