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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Walking the walk

"I want to ask him why did my son die? What was this noble cause you talk about? And if the cause is so noble, when are you going to send your daughters over there and let somebody else's son come home?"

Grieving mother Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq. She is camping outside George W. Bush's Texas ranch and demanding an audience with the President.

My favourite revamped bumper sticker is "Draft the twins", Sheehan's message to Bush's daughters.

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Blogger Miracle Loans said...

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Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:58:00 am  
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:08:00 am  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Sheehan has already met Bush...it's well-documented. I don't know what this poor woman's problem is, but she's barking up the wrong tree. In a volunteer military, moreover, the president can't "send" any civilian to war, not even his daughters.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:10:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

What Shabadoo said, plus:

I suppose you also thought John Gummer and his daughter eating hamburgers together for the press was a good idea too, Antony?

Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

'I don't know what this poor woman's problem is'

You don't? No, you wouldn't. You haven't lost a child in an illegal war which benefits people who are a million miles from having anyone in their family die for their cause.

I reckon all you brave laptoppers should send your own kids, or yoursleves if you're as young and callow as I suspect you are, and have all those who oppose the war get the chance to get their kids back. I mean it's a volunteer military, isn't it? Can't they volunteer to get out? Then you wingnuts can volunteer to get in. How about it?

Not likely eh, given you're too pissweak even to tell us who you are.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:15:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

The bit of Shabadoo I meant to endorse was the "In a volunteer military, moreover, the president can't "send" any civilian to war, not even his daughters." bit.

“I now know he’s sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis,” she said in the story. “I know he’s sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he’s a man of faith.”

Sheehan also said the trip to Seattle helped connect her family to others that had lost a son or daughter in Iraq. Sheehan said sharing their story with those families was rewarding, as was the time she got to spend with her own family.

“That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,” she said in the story.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:43:00 pm  

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