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August 6th Protest at Crawford Ranch


George Bush said speaking about the dreadful loss of life in Iraq in August: (08/03/05): "We have to honor the sacrifices of the fallen by completing the mission." "The families of the fallen can be assured that they died for a noble cause."

In reaction to these two assinine and hurtful statements, members of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) are going to George's vacation home in Crawford, Tx this Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 am to confront him on these two statements.

1) We want our loved ones sacrifices to be honored by bringing our nation's sons and daughters home from the travesty that is Iraq IMMEDIATELY, since this war is based on horrendous lies and deceptions. Just because our children are dead, why would we want any more families to suffer the same pain and devastation that we are.

2) We would like for him to explain this "noble cause" to us and ask him why Jenna and Barbara are not in harm's way, if the cause is so noble.

3) If George is not ready to send the twins, then he should bring our troops home immediately. We will demand a speedy withdrawal.

GSFP will be joined by members of Veteran's for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, and Crawford Peace House.

We GSFP members will not leave until we get answers from George Bush. We deserve and expect him to welcome us with answers to as why our loved ones are dead.

Every worker for peace, every worker for justice, every person who wants our country back are welcomed to join us on Saturday. Show George Bush that we mean business. Be there to support us family members who have already been through so much. We are fighting for our country, our world, especially the children.

Crawford is about 2 hours from Dallas where the VFP Convention is being held this weekend. There will be car pools from the convention.

HONOR OUR LOVED ONE'S SACRIFICES: BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!

Bring water and hats...we plan on staying until we are arrested or satisfied with the answers. (I am betting on jail).

Please pass this email on to your friends, lists, and media.

For more info: call
Cindy Sheehan
707-365-7750
I will be in Dallas starting tomorrow evening.

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Good luck, brave Mrs Sheehan, from an Englishman living in France. I try to specialise in nagging the BBC in England to correct the government-based bias in its news reporting and I would like to suggest that if you have time you send an advance note about your vigil to the following senior BBC executives:
Helen Boaden (Head of BBC News)
helen.boaden@bbc.co.uk
Mark Thompson (Director General)
mark.thompson@bbc.co.uk
Roger Mosey (Head of BBC World)
roger.mosey@bbc.co.uk
Michael Grade -Chairman
michael.grade@bbc.co.uk
To mention my name would not help!
Ask them to cover your vigil for their news bulletins; not just for its own high news value, but also as an expression of the shock and dissillusion now sweeping much of the US following the latest tragic casualties.

If there is anything I can do to help afterdowningstreet.org I would be glad to hear from you. It is curious that this scandal, English in origin and broken in the news media originally in England should be receiving so little coverage there.

We have a President that is corrupt and is surrounded by corruption.

We have MSM that is working for the government,some by choice and some not by choice!
Americans aren't getting the news,all the corruption around this president is being ignored!
Therefore it grows,it's like a fungus.

Now I'm going to speak to the GOP Congress and Senate.
Some of you are so corrupt you have no choice,at least you think so
Some of you are a little corrupt
Some of you are not corrupt

I'm going to speak to the men that are a little corrupt and not corrupt.You have an obligation to this country and your NOT DOING IT!

I warned you of a power that knows all,that includes you MR.Hatsert and others!
We have men in the Whitehouse that are out of control and it's your duty to the American people to oversee this.
Your blocking investigations into criminal activity,and I strongly recommend you do your duty to Country.
There's a force that knows all,and I mean ALL!
And my guess is your going to be publicly displayed one at a time until you do the right thing,do you hear me MR.Hatsert!

Now it appears Tricky Dick 2 is itching for a Nuclear War,I'm glad the dirty secret of the Atomic Bomb that the US government hid for years is now for viewing,"Original Child Bomb"
Now Americans will be able to see what the US government hid for 60 years.
Now Americans will see what a atomic bomb DOES!

Every nasty,dirty,rotten thing you have ever done is known.
I strongly advice you to do your duty to Country!

I wonder how the Senator in MN died,somebody knows
I wonder who killed Sandra Levee,somebody knows
I wonder---------------------------SOMEBODY KNOWS

I WONDER WHAT YOU DID IT 1989-----SOMEBODY KNOWS!

TO THE FBI
Find your b*lls,you are the most powerful force when you see criminal activity.
Personally I'm very angry that I moved off my but and voted and had my vote deleted.
This makes me angry and it should you, if you believe in America.
The corruption is so thick you can't cut it with a knife,find a friggen machetti and start chopping!
I don't like living in a country where I'm more in FEAR of the corruption and wrong in my government than of a leader of another country!

I hear that Deep throat came forth,Mr.FELT,wonder if the all knowing had a hand in this!
If you can, do me a favor and give this man a medal.He did a brave and great thing for the American people.
Some say he had personal motives,it doesn't matter.
The end results are that he faced danger and served the United States of America!

As we have what appears to be corruption and treason out of the Whitehouse,maybe you should supena all records from the Secret Service!
They may have a duty of silence,but Law over powers this!
I'm also wondering where all the missing tax dollars went,maybe you can solve this riddle for the American people.

I want to know why the Dept of Justice under Asscroft under the direction of the whitehouse put gag orders on people under the heading of National Security Risk, but yet he allows a National Security Risk at the top level--Rove and Libby?
They are being investigated for treason and there allowed access to TOP Security Intelligence,WHY IS THIS?

And it appears Asscroft put gag orders on people that had information to 9/11 and other activities that question the Bush government!
My children only covered up when they did WRONG!

To the MSM
It would be nice if Americans had you working for them instead of the Bush government!
Do you have any dirty secrets,the power KNOWS ALL!

K

I'll repeat this one more time,Special K was born in 1955,that's alot of ALL KNOWING!

Shakir al Khafaji by any chance? (Implicated in Iraqi-American oil for food scandal, born 1955)

With all the anger brewing against Bush and Cheney, I am very surprised that Bush still manages to go through his daily routine without the slightest interuption. Angry Americans should be in this guys face at every opportune moment and with the camera's rolling. It is absolutely disgusting that his world remains peaceful and serene - so that he can ride his bike, go fishing, and generally carry on without a care in the world.

Come on people, lets step it up a little. In his face and make it ugly. We know that Bush's ego and character get very shaken when confronted by unmanaged and spirited opposition.

Trident

My mouth dropped upon hearing the words George Bush dared to utter about the great loss of military from Ohio in the past week. How can this be an honorable cause? Let me correct you George. Next time say, "Thank you for giving the uptimate sacrifece of your sons and daughters for my illegal and unnecessary war. You are helping my cause."

I get so inflamed when I listen to comments from Bush like "Those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, he said, "have died in a noble cause and a selfless cause". If it's such a great cause then all the people and Bush who supported this war should have to send one of their children over to Iraq tomorrow.

With the total lack of coverage for the 350+ downing street anniversary protest, I wonder if this will get the attention it deserves????

As a previous lister stated I think we need to step it up a notch.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to make these events "Must see TV"?

We need to write and call as many national and local media as we possibly can. This site and others have compiled lists of contact information. We need to get busy NOW.

Via
www.ChurchoftheFrontPorch.blogspot.com
www.CafePress.com/liberalprogdem

"Bush is a brutal, mocking, heedless Caligula, a spoiled, shallow, vain and selfish fool, a moral psychopath incapable of ordinary human empathy."

"He is a singularly giftless man, but he brings one gift to everyone: disaster."

As I see bumbling Bush go on another 2 month vacation, I find it interesting that he will surpass even Reagan in number of days on vacation while in office. All while a war is going on. I'm not a historian but has any president taken this much time off while in the middle of a war? I would be suprised if anyone had. I think that alone shows his true feelings about what he really thinks of the sacrifices of our brave young men and women. While they die for his war based on a lie, he goes fishing/hunting/horseback riding. As far as protesting him there, I hope everyone does it and it makes it on TV, but I'm not holding my breath. The secret service and or police will keep everyone so far away Bush couldn't see them with a telescope. And the corporate media will ignore it as always. Good luck!

This week's coming headlines, Cindy. Whoa, you weren't kidding about going to Crawford, and I'm proud to see MFSO, VFP, IVAW going with you! Who knows what will happen when you get to Crawford ranch, but the timing might be right for a different outcome than we saw with Max Cleland and Sue Niederer. BTW, folks, Cindy knows Sue and well knows most every military family who has spoken out on the war in Iraq this past 2 + years. She is in the company of supportive friends.

I am member military family of Military Families Speak Out, Pacific Northwest chapter (www.nwmfso.org) and unfortunately not as able to do the travelling to participate in the more national events of our mutual organizations. I do my speaking out publicly more in our Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon. Cindy calls me her coastal state friend.

This week another military family in AZ had reason to travel to Texas to visit their Marine friend who suffered severe burns in IED explosion in Iraq and was taken to burn unit in Texas. She phoned me after returning home and dissolved into tears of despair having seen the burn unit victims and the young soldiers minus legs and arms. She said it is indescribeable, and every American ought to see first hand what is happening to our soldiers. She said they would all march to Crawford, Texas to demand an end to war and to bring our young home now.

She describes a proud young Marine, completely covered in gauze and the indignity of lying exposed with only a towel to cover his privates. She describes 'the babies without limbs' and I was confused for a moment, thinking she saw youngsters, which she clarified as 19-20 yr olds, limbless now as their adult lives are just beginning. She said she wanted to take a trip to Crawford and drag the President to see first hand what she just saw at the burn unit in Texas. She could say no more, only cry the tears of heart-wrenching horror.

All who can, please Go to Crawford with Cindy and the GSFP, MFSO, VFP,IRAW, Code Pink, and Crawford House delegation and give real support for our soldiers and their families. I hope this steps up a notch the action steps our movements are taking in their long vigilant efforts to end this craziness BUT they cannot do it alone, folks. We need the American public in step right along with us all in our efforts.

Speak for military families, speak for the troops because sometimes the emotional toll is so great the families are left without words to express what is unexpressable. And it ain't yellow magnets that will do the job, and it ain't divided camps of pro or anti war in Iraq, and it ain't media who pits military family against military family in their little segments of 'balanced' news reports. I know from my own experiences and those of our other military family members experiences, that the average citizens do care....deeply. It matters, believe me.

Cindy, and delegation, if you are arrested and jailed, I'll make sure to find a way to travel to Texas!

Lietta Ruger, member family of MFSO (www.mfso.org )
with 2 loved ones, Iraq veterans facing 2nd deployments to Iraq under Stop Loss.

Maybe try skywriting with some choice words/phrases (in red!) in Crawford, TX...if all people are kept away from the "ranch?"

Great Idea!!!

I'll contribute if someone organizes it!!

how about C-span?

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