Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2005 -
war activist who is staging high profile protests in the name of her fallen son, are endangering AmericaÂs soldiers in Iraq, and he is challenging her to listen to the other side of the story.
Although Sheehan continues to attract national media attention for her demands to meet with President George W. Bush, the head of World Ahead Publishing is asking the so-called ÂPeace MomÂ to challenge her own anti-war beliefs by reading a recent book that defends the presidentÂs policies. The publisher is sending complimentary copies of ÂThank You, President BushÂ (hardback: $24.99; ISBN 0974670111) -- an anthology written by the nationÂs most famous conservatives that defends the Bush AdministrationÂs policies -- to the makeshift camp of Sheehan and her fellow protestors in Crawford, Texas.
ÂI am challenging Sheehan to read ÂThank You, President BushÂ and in the process to educate herself about the dangers of the radical policies she advocates,Â says Eric M. Jackson, World AheadÂs president. ÂWhile we all mourn the loss of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, Cindy SheehanÂs grief does not mean that her anti-war beliefs are correct, or that she should continue to put other American soldiers at risk by emboldening our enemies through her actions.Â
SheehanÂs vigil near President BushÂs Texas ranch has received extensive news coverage throughout the usually quiet month of August, but Jackson contends that SheehanÂs political views deserve to be marginalized. He notes that in a speech earlier this month Sheehan is quoted as saying, Â[My] son died for oilÂ . My son died to make [BushÂs] friends rich.Â She also asserted that she would like to proclaim to the president: ÂYou're taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren't freer, they're much worse off than before you meddled in their country. You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine.Â
Sheehan also indicated to MSNBCÂs Chris Matthews that she opposed the U.S. liberation of Afghanistan, and she has called the Iraqi terrorists who killed her son Âfreedom fighters.Â
ÂIt appears that SheehanÂs radical left-wing politics are as much a motivating factor as her grief,Â says Jackson. ÂI believe that reading ÂThank You, President BushÂ will be an invaluable educational experience for her, an opportunity to rethink her misguided beliefs.Â
ÂThank You, President BushÂ contains contributions from a host of noteworthy conservative and libertarian leaders, including George Shultz, Bill Bennett, John Ashcroft, Phyllis Schlafly, Grover Norquist, Steve Moore, and James Dobson. Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the presidentÂs brother, penned the introduction, and the volume was edited by entrepreneur Aman Verjee and Vanguard PAC chairman Rod D. Martin.
ÂIt is my hope that Cindy Sheehan takes this opportunity to learn how the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan is going to make the world safer,Â adds Jackson, Âbecause her antics are endangering CaseyÂs fellow soldiers, and the retreat from Iraq that she advocates would ultimately put AmericaÂs citizens in greater risk.Â
About World Ahead Publishing:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, World Ahead Publishing is the West Coast's premier publisher of books advocating the free market, limited government, the protection of liberty through law, and a vigorous national defense. To learn more, visit http://www.worldahead.com.
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