In the midst of global media attention as she camps outside of President Bush’s Texas ranch, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan can likely expect to be served soon with divorce papers from her husband.
According to the Smoking Gun, Patrick Sheehan, who has been married to Cindy for more than 28 years, filed documents in Solano County, Calif., on Friday to split with Cindy, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Among the assets listed in the documents are the couple’s California home, and benefits from the death of the Sheehan’s son, Casey, who was killed five days after arriving in Baghdad as a U.S. soldier.
The document states the Sheehan have been separated since June 1, and it’s unclear if the divorce papers will be served to Mrs. Sheehan at her vigil location in Crawford, Texas, or back at the couple’s home in Vacaville, Calif.
In an Aug. 1 interview with the Daily Kos blog, Cindy Sheehan stated, “I have lost almost every friend that I had before Casey died. My husband and I are separated, because he doesn’t support my activities, although he knows the war is a lie.”
As WorldNetDaily is reporting, Cindy is vowing not to pay any federal income tax, as she labels President Bush a “maniac” and a “lying bastard.”
“My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004,” Sheehan told an audience of Veterans for Peace. “You killed my son, George Bush, and I don’t owe you a penny. … You give my son back and I’ll pay my taxes. Come after me [for back taxes] and we’ll put this war on trial.”
According to VFP, Sheehan said she had two main points to tell Bush should she be able to meet with him.
“Quit saying that U.S. troops died for a noble cause in Iraq, unless you say, ‘well, except for Casey Sheehan.’ Don’t you dare spill any more blood in Casey’s name. You do not have permission to use my son’s name.
“And the other thing I want him to tell me is ‘just what was the noble cause Casey died for?’ Was it freedom and democracy? Bullsh–! He died for oil. He died to make your friends richer. He died to expand American imperialism in the Middle East. We’re not freer here, thanks to your Patriot Act. Iraq is not free. You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you’ll stop the terrorism,” she said.
“There, I used the ‘I’ word – imperialism. And now I’m going to use another ‘I’ word – impeachment – because we cannot have these people pardoned. They need to be tried on war crimes and go to jail.”
Other Sheehan family members have blasted Cindy, claiming she’s trying to promote her personal agenda “at the expense of her son’s good name and reputation.”