Very touching Blog

by Sal on January 30, 2006

in Anything Else,Politics

I came across a very touching blog this morning, called Some Soldier’s Mom. The blog is by a mother of two U.S. Soldiers, one who is stationed in VA currently, and one who was wounded in Iraq in August of 2005. If you go back and browse her posts, from Jan. 05 when her son was deployed, to August 05 when she found out he was seriously injured, to now, it is a very touching display of the heroism of the soldiers in Iraq, as well as the families that they leave behind here who every day have to live with the fear that their son won’t return. This woman is also an American hero. In the face of her son’s injury, and all the while that she was deployed, she stayed firmly committed to Victory. This is the anti-Cindy Sheehan, a portrait of the vast majority of the family members of our service men and women. I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am for people like this woman and her son.

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rightonoz February 5, 2006 at 10:39 pm

I won’t argue about the war or your support of it – that’s your right which I respect and I suspect we will differ to the end of time on that subject.

I do however think America should be equally grateful for Sheehan. Her son died carrying out his duty. She last a son in that same war as the other mother. She feels rightly or wrongly that this war is wrong and that the government have been less than forthcoming on truth.

Some of her actions have been downright stupid, however the undeniable fact is that she lost a son and deserves compassion and support from everyone in her loss.

She has the undeniable right under your constitution to protest the war and everything surrounding it. She may or may not be right, but she deserves to be treated with respect, not labeled a commie because of her oposition (mind you who in their right mind would have anything to do with Chavez?).

Remember she has stated publicly a number of times that she wholeheartedly supports the troops, just not the politicians who sent them there. She clearly states and shows she loves America.

For anyone to lose someone they love violently and before their time is devastating, none more so than a mother who has the closest possible bond with her children. All mothers deserve compassion and respect at such times.

Does it hurt anyone to show compassion to someone like Sheehan, even if you say ‘I hold strongly opposite views but respect and defend your right to hold yours and am deeply saddend by your loss’.


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