President Bush kissing Cindy Sheehan in family photo dated June 18, 2004
While Cindy Sheehan continues to seek a second meeting with President Bush in connection with the death in Iraq of her son, Casey, there’s been minimal coverage by the mainstream media of the first meeting between the pair, and no pictures.
But an online search by WorldNetDaily reveals a host of family photographs of the Sheehan family, including one showing President Bush kissing Mrs. Sheehan.
The photos were originally posted on a Sheehan family website featuring a large number of photos, but the images including President Bush posing with the family have since been removed from the original page, though they are still available in cached Google versions.
Enlarged image of President Bush, center, kissing Cindy Sheehan among family members in 2004. Left to right: Janey, Carly, Patrick, President Bush, Cindy and Andy at Ft. Lewis in Washington State
As WND previously reported, it was after this first meeting with Bush last June that Cindy was less abrasive about the president, telling the Reporter of Vacaville, Calif., “I now know he’s sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he’s sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he’s a man of faith.”
Despite the fact that the photos with the president have since been removed, other photos remain on the same website showing numerous Sheehan family events, including the graduation of Casey’s younger brother, Andy.
Sheehan family from left to right: Casey, Patrick, Carly, Janey, Cindy and Andy taken prior to Andy’s graduation ceremony
Casey’s sisters, Carly and Janey, are also featured, along with assorted pictures of Cindy, Casey’s father, Patrick, who just filed for divorce from Cindy, and Casey’s grandparents.
Casey Sheehan poses with John Wayne replica in this undated photo
There’s even a shot of Casey standing next to a life-size replica of John Wayne, captioned, “Casey and Duke.”
Casey was killed by Iraqi terrorists just five days after arriving in Baghdad.
A year after his death, Mrs. Sheehan has been pleading for a second meeting with the president outside Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, and has even invited him to a prayer vigil later this week.
As WorldNetDaily reported, 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.”
On his nationally broadcast radio show yesterday, host Rush Limbaugh ripped left-wing activists who are supporting Sheehan, stating:
It’s gotten to the point now where it is common to go on Democrat websites and read about the pleasure it would bring if the president were assassinated. It is now common to read letters to the editors in newspapers which say it would be fun if [Osama] bin Laden actually came over here and slit Bush’s throat, which is what a supporter of Sheehan wrote to a letter of the editor in one of the newspapers in this country. … Do you have any idea how you people are perceived? Do you have the slightest idea how the decent people who make this country work perceive you? It is not with any respect. It is with contempt and it’s with sorrow. But it’s also with this realization: This country, if it is to survive, cannot be turned over to you people to lead and to run, because we will cease to exist as the United States the day that happens, and mark my word. It ain’t going to happen.