"BREAKING: Sheehan Responds to President Bush, ‘Move America Forward’"
During a live press conference, Cindy Sheehan responded to yesterday’s remarks by President Bush, which echoed Move America Forward’s “You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy!” tour. Bush claimed that Sheehan “doesn’t represent the view of a lot of the families I have met with” who have lost their children in Iraq. Here is Sheehan’s response:
You know, I never ever got up here and said “I speak for every single Gold Star family, I speak for every single military family.” I’ve never said that. But I know I speak for thousands of them. I know we speak for thousands of them. We want to know, what is the noble cause our children died for? What is the noble cause they’re still fighting for and dying for every day? …
And there are other people who disagree with our position who have lost their children. I know with Karen here, and Melanie and Susan, we respect their rights to their opinions. At the end of the day…or at the beginning of this quest, we started in the same way — with our loved one coming home in a flag-draped coffin. And if there is any family who says that they believe their child died for a noble cause, I say that is your right, if that helps you get through the day, if that helps you in your pain. Because we might not have the same politics, but trust me, we have the same pain. And we do what we have to do to get through our pain, and we hope they respect us for that. We respect them in any way they have to do to get through their pain.