Thursday, August 11

FROM THE FAMILY OF CASEY SHEEHAN

Matt Drudge has published the following email from the family of slain soldier Casey Sheehan, who was killed in the Iraq war -- an email that shares with the American people sentiments diametrically opposed to those of the dead soldier's mother, Cindy, who has been actively protesting the war and the Bush Administration at President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch.

The email reads:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.

Sincerely,

Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.