Hearing of the proposed March 17, 2007 March on the Pentagon, slated to assemble at the Constitution Gardens, which contains the Viet Nam Memorial, concerned Viet Nam Veterans have banded together, organizing a call to other veterans to protect our Memorial, calling themselves 'Gathering of Eagles'
to protect Vietnam Veterans Wall.
Ms. Sheehan, better known as Momma Moonbat, has gotten wind of this and in true fashion, has posted a reply of her own, Rightest America Haters. In her fashion of ranting uncontrollably without thinking of what she spews or its effects, she calls those who are concerned about her group's upcoming actions, "self-proclaimed patriots." "so called "Gathering of Eagles"," and "poor misguided, brainwashed and propagandized, "Eagles"," then goes on to remind us of HER first amendment rights and the oath that we and her son took upon entering or reenlisting in the Military and calling on us to join her march "if [we] really believed in this country and what [we] ostensibly "fought for"."
Ms. Sheehan, we don't need you to remind us of anything. We know full well there are over 58,000 names of our brothers on that Wall. We also know that we had that war basically won after we totally defeated the North Vietnamese Communists in their ill fated Tet of '68 Offensive.
We know that the North Vietnamese, under the command of General Vo Ngyuen Giap, was considering a "negotiated surrender" after his forces were decimated in that failed Offensive.
We know that he saw and heard the words of Walter Cronkite describe their failure as a 'victory' for them and a 'defeat' for us.
We know that is what encouraged them to forgo the surrender and fight on from the shadows in 'hit and run' fashion, as agents of the KGB infiltrated the anti-war left of the time and whipped up false stories of mass mutiny's, fraggings, drug usage, atrocities, un-prosecuted war crimes, suicides and other such nonsense you came to believe, relegating us first as deranged walking time bombs then to 'victimized' deranged walking time bombs.
We know that the current enemy, the Islamofascists, is following the pattern learned and set by the North Vietnamese to inflict death on American troops and drain the public support of our troops and their mission.
All these years later and we still see and hear this misguided rhetoric from you people as you continue to label us as "poor misguided, brainwashed and propagandized."
At the website linked above, addressing the assembly point, we read, "This is not the Vietnam Memorial itself... We will not be in the Vietnam Memorial and all speakers for amplified sound are turned away from the Memorial so as not to interfere with family members visiting the site." Gathering of Eagles will be present to ensure that is in fact what you do.
In regards to Gathering of Eagles presence to protect the Wall, Sheehan says, "I have never spat on anything. I have never thrown paint on anything. I wonder which propaganda for profit news source these "Eagles" get their information from?" What "propaganda for profit" source?
January 25, 1995 New York Times, "Veterans' Memorial on L.I. Vandalized."
December 1, 2006, "Veterans cemetery in Fernley, NV vandalized."
March 31, 2003, California "American Legion in Raising Funds To Replace Vandalized Memorial "
July 31, 2006, Corpus Christi, Texas "Veterans Memorial repair still not complete"
April 4, 2004, San Marcos, Texas "Vandals Deface Veterans Memorial"
January 2007, Pittsburgh, "War Memorial vandalized"
In addition to the above incidents, states have started talking about passing stronger laws about defacing Veterans Memorials;
2003 California, VANDALISM OF VETERANS' MEMORIAL OR MONUMENT
Clearly, there is ample concern over vandalism to Veterans Memorials, regardless of what Sheehan thinks.
Cindy asks, "do you wish that the Iraq War Memorial have 58,000 names on it?"
No, Ms. Sheehan, we do not. That is why we are still adhering to our oath you quoted, "..I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.." That would include self aggrandizing parents of a fallen hero who bash veterans that do not join her misguided anti-American protests and encourage our enemies to kill more troops.
Gathering of Eagles will be there too, Cindy, protecting the Wall and exercising THEIR first amendment freedoms.