In the interests of fairness — I do attempt to be a gentleman occasionally — I must point out that the grave of Casey Sheehan now has a proper headstone.
Of course, as with anything involving Mama Moonbat, there was much weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth (in front of the cameras) and bald-faced lies before this got accomplished.
SPC Sheehan fell in battle on Palm Sunday, April 4, 2004.
American soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment were ambushed and pinned down in the fierce fighting of Sadr City. Unable to exfil, and being cut to pieces, the unit called for a rescue.
Casey Sheehan volunteered for the Quick Reaction Force put together for that rescue. Eight men died on that rescue mission, Casey Sheehan among them. They went down fighting.
In April of 2006 — two years later — with her allies and accomplices getting a minor case of the heebie-jeebies regarding the un-marked grave, Cindy Sheehan attempted to explain to the Media why she had left the grave unmarked.
She blamed it on the Government and the owner of the mortuary, Steve Nadeau.
Of course. It’s always someone elses fault, she’s always the innocent victim, yackety, yackety, yackety…
Mr. Nadeau fired back, explaining on national TeeVee that he — himself — had absorbed all costs of Casey Sheehan’s funeral that weren’t covered by the military and other private citizens.
On 25 May, 2006, not haivng any other choice, Mama Moonbat finally put a headstone on the grave of her warrior son, and issued this statement:
“It is important for the rest of Casey’s family to have one, I guess the pain of seeing it etched in marble that he is dead is another pain I will have to deal with.”
It’s always about her, isn’t it?
Anyhoo, she further stated that the headstone was “very expensive” and that the “government should have paid for it because of its responsibility for his death.”
All you had to do was ask, you stupid daft cow:
“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.“
Took me all of 3 seconds on Google to find that.
But, what is one more lie from Cindy Sheehan compared to the thousands she’s already told?
So. The final resting place of Casey Sheehan has been marked. It just took two years, as much publicity as could be wrung out of the process, and a couple of brazen lies to get it done.