8/15/2005

Daily Kos: 80 year old Grandmother 'on a rampage' against Bush & the Iraq War

Sadly, I wouldn't be stunned if the right-wing tried smearing an 80 year old Grandmother too.

80 year old Grandmother 'on a rampage' against Bush & the Iraq War
by RBH
Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 12:25:41 CDT

Via the Lexington Herald-Leader, Catch.com, and Atrios:

The pros and cons of U.S. involvement in Iraq were not discussed among family members who gathered last week to grieve and to prepare for the funeral, said John Whitlow, a cousin. Some family members opposed and some supported the war before Comley's death, and Whitlow said he didn't know whether that had changed.
"As you can imagine, we're not talking about what divides us right now," he said.
But on Friday, Comley's grandmother, 80-year-old Geraldine Comley of Versailles, described herself in an interview as a former Republican stalwart who is "on a rampage" against the president and the war
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She said she would like nothing better than to join Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier who has been holding a peace vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Texas.

"When someone gets up and says 'My son died for our freedom,' or I get a sympathy card that says that, I can hardly bear it," Geraldine Comley said.

She said her view, developed before her grandson's death, is that Bush pushed for war because Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had tried to assassinate the first President Bush, and to get control of Mideast oil.

"And it irritates me no small amount that Dick Cheney, in the Vietnam War, said he had 'other priorities,'" Geraldine Comley said. "He didn't mind sending my grandson over there" to Iraq...

Sadly, I wouldn't be stunned if the right-wing tried smearing an 80 year old Grandmother too. Then again, I wouldn't be stunned by much.

Daily Kos: 80 year old Grandmother 'on a rampage' against Bush & the Iraq War

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