Did Cindy Sheehan Really Raise Casey?

There is currently an email being circulated claiming that Cindy Sheehan did not raise her son, Casey, but that he was raised by a step-mom and her first husband.


Another view of Cindy Sheehan

What is most interesting is that the press gives this little bunch of people who are protesting with Cindy so much air time without discussing Cindy’s background. This is a case of more press bias.

It has been pointed out on just a couple of media outlets that Cindy divorced her first husband and left her son with him to be raised while she became a political activist for the Democrat Party. She had very little to do with her son in his growing years.

She remarried. The 1st husband remarried. The original father raised the son with his new wife. They miss their son and mourn the loss of his life. They have stated that they are very proud of their son and that they agree with the stance of America in Iraq and on terror. They said that their son was eager to serve and to go fight the terrorists in Iraq. He volunteered. How many news stations carried their interview? Not many.

So the son dies in Iraq and then Cindy shows up to make a stink. She gets an audience with Bush. That was not enough. She goes to Crawford and demands another audience. How many news stations carry the ongoing saga of Cindy? Practically all of them. Cindy didn’t care about her son. She let another woman raise him. Cindy doesn’t care about the other soldiers in Iraq. Cindy cares about her liberal, feminist agenda and about using the death of her son to lobby against Republicans and Bush. And the press is helping her. Why?

Then a few days ago, Cindy’s 2nd husband filed for a divorce from Cindy. Cindy sounds like a feminist opportunist who did not have the sense of responsibility to even raise her own son. It looks like her 2nd husband is fed up with Cindy. We Middle Americans should be fed up with Cindy also. We should be fed up with the press. They manipulate us into their "group think" and into the responses that they want on their polls.




If this were true it would cast a dark shadow on Ms. Sheehan’s leftist protests. Let’s look and see if this in fact true


Casey Sheehan was born May 29, 1979 and died April 4, 2004.


His parents Patrick and Cindy, were married on April 30, 1977, and separated on June 1, 2005, Divorce pending. Neither has been married before and together, they have 4 children. Married 28 years and 2 months.


There is no truth in the email circulating that Cindy did not raise her son and he was raised by a step-mom. An interview conducted by Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News Channel could have possibly contributed to the mistaken belief that Cindy Sheehan’s son Casey had come from a previous marriage and was raised by her ex-husband. The 15 August 2005 segment of The O’Reilly Factor began with a brief statement about Ms. Sheehan’s having separated from her husband of 28 years over her "radicalism," but quickly switched into a reaction piece to a spot aired the previous week about Delores Kesterson, another mother who lost a son in Iraq and was now opposed to the U.S. military involvement. That reaction piece consisted of an inteview with Clay Kesterson, the father of Chief Warrant Officer Erik Kesterson (who was killed in Iraq on 15 November 2003), and his current wife, M.J. Kesterson., during which the couple stated that Erik had lived with and been raised by them (rather than his biological mother, Delores), and that Erik "was 180 degrees on the other side of the position with his mom on anything political."


It is also possible this lie was started by supporters of Ms. Sheehan to draw people into initially believing it and spreading it, only to reveal them later to be radicals grasping at anything to discredit her.


One thing to remember, a canard as this muddies the waters and gives this woman, a useful and willing idiot of the left, credibility. Just like with Hanoi Jane Fonda, salting claims discrediting them with easily proven lies and the truth tends to also be ignored along with the lie.


Ms. Sheehan has shown herself to be a willing tool of pro-Stalinist activists and no matter how patriotic she claims she is, her very words show the hatred she really has for America.


Sheehan has said; 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.”


“I know that George Bush and his band of neo-cons and their neo-con agenda killed my son.” About the one who actually pulled the trigger that killed her son, she says, “The person who killed my son, I have no animosity for that person at all …. I have no animosity towards that person.”


America has been killing people …. since we first stepped on this continent, we have been responsible for death and destruction. I passed on that bullshit to my son and my son enlisted. I’m going all over the country telling moms: ‘This country is not worth dying for.’”


I would never have let him go and try and defend this morally repugnant system we have.”


I told Kristen if you have any actions and you need a ringleader, that I only live about an hour away. I’ll be here. If I can sleep on somebody’s floor, we can have this, we can camp out, do whatever we need.”


We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now.”


"You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they’re not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9-11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country, the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in, and they [American troops] have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."


Sorry, but I don’t see the terrorists as “Freedom Fighters.” If they were, shouldn’t she be proud that Casey was killed by a “Freedom Fighter?”


Earlier, she said, "He just wanted to go over to fight for his country, and serve his country,"


Today, she says,I would never have let him go and try and defend this morally repugnant system we have.” She also says, “Casey was against it, but he felt it was his duty to go because he was in the Army.” “I begged Casey not to go. I told him I would take him to Canada. I told him I would run over him with a car, anything to get him not to go to that immoral war.”


It should be noted that Casey VOLUNTARILY enlisted, not once, but twice in the US Army. He VOLUNTARILY went on a rescue mission he did not have to go on, since he was a mechanic on Humvees, not a combat soldier. In the truest spirit of bravery and heroism, he died trying to protect and rescue his fellow soldiers. He is a HERO, not a victim of George Bush. The only victimization of Casey Sheehan is how his mother, Cindy Sheehan, stands on his grave to further her anti-American, anti-Bush, pro-terrorist agenda.


While she should be ashamed of her leftist actions, we need to refrain from falling for the lies spread about her and not spread them ourselves. We only end up giving her misactions undeserved credibility. There is ample evidence of her true intentions and how she dances on her heroic son’s grave without resorting to peppering these claims with any hint of mistruth. Let’s keep our side honest and let her reveal herself as what she really is, just another looney, blame America first, dishonest, leftist, useful idiot.


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