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Mother Takes Protest to Bush's Ranch

By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
Published: August 7, 2005

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 6 - The mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq led a protest march on President Bush's ranch here on Saturday, prompting the White House to send two senior officials to meet her after she was blocked by the authorities from approaching Mr. Bush's home.
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The mother, Cindy Sheehan, who has made regular public appearances in opposition to the war, was accompanied by several dozen chanting antiwar activists, including other parents who had lost children to the war, as she walked down a country road toward Mr. Bush's ranch. About five miles from the ranch, they were met by the local police, who barred them from getting any closer. Ms. Sheehan said she would remain as close as possible until Mr. Bush agreed to see her.

Later on Saturday afternoon, the two senior officials - Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, and Joe Hagin, a deputy White House chief of staff - went out to meet with Ms. Sheehan and several other protesters, said Trent D. Duffy, a spokesman for the White House.

They met for about 45 minutes, and Ms. Sheehan told the two men she appreciated their seeing her.

Her son, Specialist Casey A. Sheehan of the Army, a Humvee mechanic, was killed April 24, 2004, in Sadr City, Iraq. He was 24. As she walked through Crawford on Saturday, Ms. Sheehan carried pictures of him as a toddler and in his Army fatigues.

Before meeting with the officials, she told reporters, "I want to ask George Bush: Why did my son die?"

She said she was particularly upset by Mr. Bush's characterization, in a speech on Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas, of the war and the sacrifice of the families of fallen troops.

"Our men and women who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and in this war on terror have died in a noble cause, in a selfless cause," Mr. Bush said in the speech.

The confrontation came at the end of a particularly deadly week in Iraq for American troops, and at a time when polls have shown that public approval of Mr. Bush's handling of the war has reached new lows.

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Keep the faith, Cindy! Millions are with you...and we are growing in number! Don't leave until that war criminal answers your questions!

The New York Times report is only a scratch of the surface, and a superficial one at that. The New York Times should take the lead now and put all the pieces of the puzzle that is the Bush regime together.

After all, Joe Wilson wrote his op-ed piece in the NYT which created the climate in which the regime worked overtime to discredit Ambassador Wilson and then for good measure, disclosed that his wife, Valerie Plame, was a covert CIA agent working on, of all things, weapons of mass destruction.

All of the witnesses at the Downing Street Memos hearings of Representative John Conyers, when taken together and analyzed lead to one unquestioned conclusion and that is that the regime's conduct exhibits a pattern which at the very least requires investigation by the appropriate Constitutional oversight authority, the Congress!

Let's get on the ball NYT! The Sunday Times of London has a three month head start on you. It published the Downing Street Memos May 1, 2005. Cindy Sheehan, Joe Wilson and Ray Mcgovern testified before the Conyers committee on June 16th, 2005. Where have you and the rest of the MainStreamMedia been?

Have you all been too busy kissing up to the Bush regime to get those juicy scraps of non-news? It is if we, the people, are seeing the living embodiment of the old tale about THE EMPORER'S NEW CLOTHES!

In this reality the Emporer's barrel is a barrel of lies!

Get to work, NOW!

Executive Editor Bill Keller at executive-editor@nytimes.com
Managing Editor Jill Abramson at managing-editor@nytimes.com
Public Editor Byron Calame at public@nytimes.com

Who owns the New York Times?
Who owns the London Times?

People! Wake up!
They are and were complicit in this deception!

Now....they get on the bandwagon?
To save themselves from the noose!
Get wise, citizens.

I agree.

There is no other conclusion on the DSM,and the New York Times should put the puzzle together and inform the AMerican people.

Over half of America knows what's going on and the New York Times doesn't!
Maybe they should close there doors,because they sure aren't bringing us the NEWS!

This Bush administration is guilty of multiple treasons and they do fluff stories to protect Bush.
Are they working for Bush or America?

Don't give Americans an apology that you were sorry you didn't question Bush's WMD's more,it won't work.
If the New York Times doesn't know what's going on,maybe they should check with the many smaller medias,and independent reporters,they know!

Way to go Cindy! Finally someone with big enough cojones to insist the war criminal justify his actions. We in Canada are applauding you!

The LA Times reports on Cindy Sheehan in the Sunday edition.
August 7 2005, Page 22, article by Edwin Chen

Remarkable, after Michael Kindsley's remarks on The Dowwning Street Minutes.

We love you Cindy.
You are a great American.
Shaming the shameless.
The Bush crime ring is powerless against the mom, apple pie, and truth.
Lets keep the ball rolling.
We love you.

They have a link in todays paper about Cindy's protest march in Crawford TX.
Cindy, there are so many people on your bandwagon even though some of us can't be with you we are in spirit all along your couragious journey. Keep the faith and we will unseat bushco!

Sulzberger and Bill Keller are co-conspirators until proven otherwise.

A slobbery apology under the rubric "groupthink" does not bring back the 1800+ lives of US soldiers lost, the 100,000 innocent civilians killed in Iraq (the innocent people we're there to liberate-- where to kingdom come?), the 200 billion in tax dollars to line Halliburton's pockets and to feed rotting hamburgers to soldiers, or stop the recruiting of the revitalized al Qaeda because of half-hearted adventures in Afghanistan and the criminally negligent invasion of Iraq.

Deeds, not words, NYTimes.
Enough groupthink. You're addicted to groupthink as much as Bushco is addicted to oil.

We need truth and sanity in this country. When does the NYTimes plan to start? For god's sake, the Oregonian is more truthful than the NYTimes now, and Jon Stewart is roasting you guys.

Thank god for Cindy Sheehan and the alternative press.
May lady liberty live, America flourish, may Bushco be impeached, may the NYTimes grow a pair (I'm talking scales of justice!), may we have our media back, and may truth bloom once again in these deeply troubled times.

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