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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Two American Moms

I'm not saying Cindy Sheehan isn't patriotic (although some of the things she says make me go hmmm?)

"We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!"

"They’re a bunch of fucking hypocrites! And we need to, we just need to rise up..." Sheehan said of the Bush administration.

"If George Bush believes his rhetoric and his bullshit, that this is a war for freedom and democracy, that he is spreading freedom and democracy, does he think every person he kills makes Iraq more free?"

"The whole world is damaged. Our humanity is damaged. If he thinks that it’s so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go to this war."

"We want our country back and, if we have to impeach everybody from George Bush down to the person who picks up dog shit in Washington, we will impeach all those people."

"America has been killing people on this continent since it was started. This country is not worth dying for."

Cindy is entitled to her opinion. Caustic and shrill as it is.

However, it is my humble opinion, that there is more strength in the quiet patriotism of mothers like Tammy Pruett of Pocatello, Idaho. She has four sons serving in Iraq right now. Her husband and fifth son both served in Iraq last year.

President Bush honored Ms. Pruett in a speech to military families in Idaho.


"Tammy has four sons serving in Iraq right now with the Idaho National Guard: Eric, Evan, Greg and Jeff. Last year her husband, Leon, and another son, Aaron, returned from Iraq, where they helped train Iraqi firefighters in Mosul."

Tammy says this -- and I want you to hear this -- 'I know that if something happens to one of the boys, they would leave this world doing what they believe, what they think is right for our country.'

"And I guess you couldn't ask for a better way of life than giving it for something that you believe in. America lives in freedom because of families like the Pruetts."

The crowd, made up mostly of military family members, broke into cheers and chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!"


Thank you to the whole Pruett family, and all the other military moms & families in America, even Cindy Sheehan.

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