The Hardest Work: Deriding Iraq as an "illegal and unjust war," Cindy Sheehan, president of Gold Star Families for Peace, chided George W. Bush for calling it "hard work" to comfort families of those killed in war. She'd know: her son Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, while on patrol with the First Cavalry Division.
Hard work is seeing your son's murder on CNN one Sunday evening while you're enjoying the last supper you'll ever truly enjoy again. Hard work is having three military officers come to your house a few hours later to confirm the aforementioned murder of your son, your first-born, your kind and gentle sweet baby. Hard work is burying your child 46 days before his 25th birthday. Hard work is holding your other three children as they lower the body of their big (brother) into the ground. Hard work is not jumping in the grave with him and having the earth cover you both.

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