The ChickenHawk3000™ comes equipped with its own caption.
Batteries not included.
Keep away from war, danger, and grieving mothers.
May micturate when menaced.
Cindy Sheehan’s eyes well with tears when she talks about her oldest son, Casey, an easygoing young man with a quiet wit.
Casey joined the Army in 2000, never imagining he would see combat. Five days after he arrived in Iraq last year, the 24-year-old was killed in Sadr City.
Sheehan knows nothing can bring back her son, but she wants to talk to President Bush. The Vacaville, Calif., mother has been camping out along a road near his ranch since Saturday, vowing to remain until his Texas vacation ends later this month.
But not everyone supports her. Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the Washington, D.C., chapter of FreeRepublic.com, said Sheehan’s protest is misguided and is hurting troop morale.
“She has a political agenda that goes way beyond her son’s death in combat,” said Taylor, whose conservative group has held pro-troop rallies since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and counter-protests of anti-war demonstrations.
And Kristinn would know since he fought the battle of the bulge…and lost.