Wednesday, October 25, 2006

American Mourning

'American Mourning' authors prepare to defend book
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan issues threat to sue over claims in publication

Posted: October 24, 2006
1:20 p.m. Eastern

© 2006

"American Mourning" co-author Melanie Morgan says she is prepared to defend the book against allegations of slander or libel, but she hopes it won't go to that because she wants to spare the family of fallen hero Casey Sheehan any further pain.

It was his mother, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who told a nationally syndicated radio show by Stephanie Miller that she was preparing for possible litigation over allegations in the book that she became addicted to "online chat rooms of a pornographic nature" after her son died in Iraq.

"I am totally confident in my level of documentation," Morgan told WND today. "It's locked in a bank vault, and we are prepared to use it should Ms. Sheehan proceed to litigation.

Inspiring best seller 'American Mourning' only $4.95!
This week only – save $18 on controversial blockbuster
Posted: October 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006

"American Mourning" is the story of two families – the Johnsons and the Sheehans – that lost sons in the war against terror. Their sons were buddies – best friends since they first met at Fort Hood in Texas – but the two families have little else in common.

Joe Johnson knew he would have to go to Iraq to see where his son spent his last days on earth. As he slugged through open sewers, he gagged at the stench that smothered the Iraqi slum. It was here that his son Justin died, a roadside bomb ripping through his patrol truck and killing him. Here Joe would avenge Justin's death.

Like Joe, Cindy Sheehan lost her son in the same Iraqi slums, but she wanted another kind of revenge. Blaming President Bush for Casey's death, she called the Muslim radicals who killed him "freedom fighters." As the suffocating summer humidity reached its peak in Texas, Cindy posted herself outside President Bush's Crawford ranch, demanding that he meet with her. She became a media phenomenon...

No comments: