I write this on the birthday of my daughter who died while only 15 years of age. She would be 26 years old today.
Having just read your recent editorial in CNN.com “Peace zanies,” I was most impressed by your comments on Cindy Sheehan. Apparently this woman strikes a nerve in you that demands substantial space in your writing. I am curious as to why this may be.
Perhaps you feel she threatens the war effort with the fact she lost a child and is asking questions that are too difficult (or too embarrassing) to answer. Perhaps you too have suffered the loss of one of your children and feel she is not handling her grief in a dignified manner. Maybe she is not showing enough pride in the fact her son gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Iraqi people’s freedom.
This is all speculation, so to avoid any further guessing on my part, I wonder if you could take a few moments to answer a question or two.
Keeping in mind how grateful the Iraqi people seem to be with their new found freedom from Saddam Hussein and the American occupation of their country, how many of your children’s lives would you sacrifice for democracy in the Middle East?
I have no idea how long you have spent in the service of your country, nor do I know how many men and women you know personally who have lost their lives, limbs or children in this gallant effort of our dear President. I just can not help but ask an educated and successful person like you to perhaps show a little sympathy for this women who dares to make us feel so uncomfortable by going public with her loss.p>As the husband of a mother who has had her young child reach heaven first, I beg if you cannot find it in your heart to say something kind about this woman, perhaps it is you who needs to
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?