"Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Those were the chilling words yelled at Gold Star mother Debbie Lee by Jodie Evans and her Code Pink gang as they were trashing a recruiting station in Berkley, CA a few years ago. Lee had joined others in a counter-protest against the Code Pink action.
“Disgust” is a word that, while appropriate, doesn’t begin to carry the heft required to describe my feeling for anyone who would say that to any person who has lost a son or daughter in war – any war - whether I agreed with the war or not. And I couldn’t help but wonder if Evans ever said that to Cindy Sheehan.
Debbie Lee’s son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy SEAL to lose his life in OIF. Lee has worked ceaselessly since then to honor her son’s memory by standing for our troops, thanking them personally – by the thousands – for what they’ve done and making sure “they have the funding, benefits, health care, respect, and support they need.”
To be confronted like she was by the absolute scum that people the Code Pink movement - who always claim to “support the troops but not the war”, makes me physically ill. As for their claim of “supporting the troops and not the war”, this is the same crew who raised and sent $600,000 to the insurgents in Fallujah during the battle there, calling the insurgents “freedom fighting heroes”.
I don’t know about you, but I consider such activity traitorous at the least. And now this traitor is engaged in fundraising for Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate for Governor in California.
If I were Brown, and I wanted to win the election I’d disassociate myself with this traitorous pink scum as quickly as possible and donate all the money she’s raised to a charity of Debbie Lee’s choosing.
That would be a most appropriate way to send her the message she needs to receive. She’s a traitor, a liar and a disgusting human being who has no place in American society. And those who willingly deal with her or accept funds from her, and know her history, deserve every iota of the condemnation they’ll receive. But that’s just my opinion.
As for Debbie Lee and all the Gold Star parents – God bless you all. I’m sorry you have to put up with twisted people like Jodie Evans and her despicable gang of miscreants.