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Cindy Sheehan: 30,000 Wrongs Won't Make it Right


By Cindy Sheehan | Reformed Soccer Mom
December 2, 2009

I have had to reluctantly watch many presidential speeches since my son was killed in Iraq in 2004. I was even dragged out of a Bush State of the Union speech in 2006, that I didn’t want to go to anyway, for just wearing a shirt with an anti-war message.

Now, I knew that Obama was going to announce that he would be condemning 30-35,000 more troops to Afghanistan(Pakistan): that wasn’t exactly a state secret. I also knew that his speech would be filled with jingoistic propaganda—that’s a given with presidential speeches--and the Pope of Hope is no different. However, I was not prepared for the physical sickness that overcame me while he was speaking. His delivery was wooden and not convincing, but the words tore my heart apart like I was a newby to presidential calumny.

I did not support Obama when he ran for president because he said he was going to send more troops to Afghanistan. He is a rare bird: a president that fulfills a campaign promise. I am not surprised, or disappointed, but I am filled with anger.

I am angry that thousands of more mothers will, without reason or rhyme, be served the unending pain of burying a child.

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ecorob's picture

thanks, michael...

once again the DP has enlightened me...

by exposing me to the website (cindysheehanssoapbox) of a true american peace activist you have given me another opportunity to reach out and voice my opinion as well as organize with other like-minded, peace individuals such as myself...

We are blessed!

O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Don't thank me

Thank Paul S. (below). I found it via his comment on the Michael Moore thread:

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/117466#comment-1267840

He's the man.
ecorob's picture

thanks, Paul_S...

a wonderful site!

O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thanks Michael!

All for freedom? Freedom for all!

Free includes debt-free!

Thanks,

Paul S. and Michael...
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