NY Times Editorial - "One Mother in Crawford" Impeachment Tour

August 9th, 2005 9:45 AM

Today's NY Times' editorial covering Cindy Sheehan's "Impeachment Tour" from California to Crawford, Texas, where she hopes to meet again with President Bush for "a more substantive discussion" on the war in Iraq, described Ms. Sheehan's grievances:

"Ms. Sheehan's 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in Baghdad. She says she and her family met privately with Mr. Bush two months later, and she is sharply critical of how the president acted. He did not know her son's name, she says, acted as if the meeting was a party and called her "Mom" throughout, which she considered disrespectful."

The writer then offered: "Mr. Bush obviously failed to comfort Ms. Sheehan when he met with her and her family... More important, he has not helped the nation give fallen soldiers like Casey Sheehan the honor they deserve...Perhaps most troubling, Mr. Bush is not leveling about where things stand with the war."

The unnamed author of this editorial obviously finds liberty to make such broad-brush, non-objective conclusions from his or her editorial page editor, Gail Collins, who reasons, “Objectivity is not a standard — it’s a perpetual struggle to do the right thing...Sources for information are so multitudinous that there is no way to impose quality control.”

Ms. Sheehan is President and co- founder of Gold Star Families for Peace.


Cindy Sheehan's speech, Veterans for Peace Conference, August 2005

Sharon Hughes is a Radio Talk Show Host heard on KDIA in San Francisco, RIGHTALK.com and Oneplace.com. She is the President and Founder of The Center for Changing Worldviews. Sharon's blog: Veritas