Ronald Griffin wants us to know that his son who died in Iraq did not die in vain and that Ms. Sheehan does not speak for him.
I grieve with Mrs. Sheehan, for all too well I know the full measure of the agony she is forever going to endure. I honor her son for his service and sacrifice. However, I abhor all that she represents and those who would cast her as the symbol for parents of our fallen soldiers.
He also says:
Mrs. Sheehan has become the poster child for all the negativity surrounding the war in Iraq. In a way it heartens me to have all this attention paid to her, because that means others in her position now have the chance to be heard. Give equal time to other loved ones of fallen heroes. Feel the intensity of their love, their pride and the sorrow.
Unfortunately, I don't think the MSM will provide equal time to all of those Mr. Griffin has mentioned in his opinion piece. Mr. Griffin's opinion doesn't fit the MSM's agenda of promoting an anti-war, anti-military and anti-George Bush slant.
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Mr. Griffin is the father of Spc. Kyle Andrew Griffin, a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star, who was killed in a truck accident on a road between Mosul and Tikrit on May 30, 2003.
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