As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by peace activist, Cindy Sheehan, and originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…
Cindy Sheehan cries before a painting of her son, Casey, who was killed in Bagdad, Iraq in April of 2004
Cindy Sheehan: Today, my precious son, Casey would have been 35 if he weren’t killed in another one of the Empire’s illegal and immoral wars. Obama says that he believes in “American exceptionalism” with “every fiber” of his being because of our violent meddling in everyone else’s business, but on days like today, I not only think of our tragic loss, but of the Iraqi mother who emailed me to tell me that her son died in the same battle Casey was killed in. The difference is, her son was defending his community, my son was “exceptional.” Our mother’s pain is the same.
My Commentary: “Think About it, You Might Learn Something”