Monday, September 25, 2006

Peace Mom

      This is perhaps the bravest lady that has graced the Anti War / Peace Movement since the beginning of the NeoCon's forever wars.   Would you have the courage to stand up and ask the President of the United States what was the noble cause that your son died for...?

I actually credit her more than anyone else for creating the vessel that is the 21st Century Peace Movement.   This is not to belittle all the other organizations listed on this page.   I do think that her courage to go to Crawford TX during Bush's month long vacation in 2005 was unprecedented and so very timely.   As I stated at the time, I think she was the driving force in causing Bush to run like the coward he is from a confrontation with her.

This was perhaps the cause and effect that was the downfall of Bush.   If you remember, Bush was eating cake with McCain and playing guitar while the people of New Orleans were drowning in the streets.   His fear of Sheehan was the reason he bailed from Crawford for these photo ops.   Also important to remember was the fact that all the puppetmasters for Bush were on vacation and Bush was left with the schedule they (Rove - Cheney) had worked out for him.   He was on his own and for the first time the vast majority of this country saw what an empty suit he really is.

He was still in the 'Hide from Cindy' mode when Katrina hit and because of the unexpected chain of events he was not smart enough on his own to figure out that he should get his a$$ down to New Orleans and take control of what has since been catagorized as the worst disaster in modern history.

The tide of events that occured because of her efforts to confront Bush were not foreseen by his handlers and it eventually led to his decline in the polls and the beginning of Fall from Grace that Bush has incurred ever since.   We all owe a great deal of respect to this outstanding American.   - ƒç

Peace Mom - Cindy Sheehan
Books :: Peace Mom

'A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism'

Cindy Sheehan
Monday, September 25, 2006; 1:00 PM

Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan was online Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss her new book, "Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey through Heartache to Activism." Sheehan describes the grief she felt after the death of her son, Casey Sheehan , in the spring of 2004 and how his death led to her controversial, highly publicized month-long demonstration in front of President Bush's Crawford, Tex. ranch last year.

Washington, D.C.: Dear Ms. Sheehan: I honor your son, who made the ultimate sacrifice in dying for our country.

I will not pretend to understand the loss you felt with the death of your son. But nor do I understand why your grief has manifested itself through a hatred for this country that your son sought to protect. Why is your anger not directed at the terrorists who seek to destroy this nation's soldiers and civilians?

Cindy Sheehan: Well, I don't believe that my son died protecting our country; I believe he died for lies. It's been proven over and over again that George Bush and the neocons lied to us. Casey was not killed by a terrorist; he was killed by an insurgent, an Iraqi citizen who wanted him out of their country. I am not manifesting my grief as hatred for America. I love my country and I'm fighting to make my country better and I'm fighting so that no other mothers have to feel the pain that I'm feeling.

Being against the government and being against the war is not being against America.

Annandale, Va.: Do you believe George Bush is a greater threat to America than terrorism?

Cindy Sheehan: Oh, absolutely. I believe that he has damaged our credibility in the world; he has increased, as I said earlier, the amount of jihadism in the world; he has made my children and my grandchildren more vulnerable -- not only physically but economically -- and our country used to be respected. Now we have no moral standing to tell other countries how they should behave.

On Sept. 11, almost 3,000 of our citizens were tragically killed. Now over that amount of our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been killed and tens of thousands of innocent people.

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Blogger Floyd said...

I agree on damage our credibility in the world one good book to read is, America Against The World by; Andrew Kohut and Bruce Stokes and based on the Pew Research Center, good post fc.

Tue Jan 09, 02:53:00 AM EST  

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