Noted moonbat Cindy Sheehan has been of passing interest to the Posse primarily because of what her ravings illustrated about the anti-American left.
That is why Gateway Pundit's detective work is of particular interest. We already knew Sheehan was a liar, in part because her view of the world was so warped.
Her version of the treatment of her son's remains was always ludicrous, particularly for those that know anything about the military.
The way we treat our dead tells us much about how we treat the living. Since death is an integral part of military service (either dealing it out or suffering from it), the military has its own elaborate and long-honored traditions about how to dispose of its fallen warriors. To disrespect a fallen comrade is the ultimate taboo.
So Sheehan's story about her son coming home in a cardboard box and being unloaded like freight was clearly a crock from the get-go.
But it was illustrative of how Sheehan and her ilk thought the military would treat the dead. To the "anti-war" movement, the military is made up of inhuman monsters. One of the characteristics of monsters is that they dishonor the dead. The desecration of enemy corpses has long been viewed as an atrocity, but to dishonor one's own fallen is truly despicable. Hence the slur.
James Taranto has frequently exposed the hypocrisy of the "but we support the troops!" line often used by anti-war activists right after they throw another smear at the military. This is a classic example.
One cannot claim to support the military in one breath and then claim it has an institutional disregard for its own fallen brethren with the next. Credibility isn't strained, it is ripped into microscopic shreds.
Sheehan apparantly stands by her slur, and given the reality dysfunction that cripples the modern left, she might have gotten away with her lies.
Fortunately, the funeral home saved the reciepts.