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One Mother's Stand - Ongoing Updates


[Editor's Note: Mr. Pitt is providing continual updates about Cindy Sheehan's stand in Crawford. Please check here to read the latest.]

t r u t h o u t
By William Rivers Pitt

A Nation Rocked to Sleep
By Carly Sheehan
Sister of Casey KIA 04/04/04
Sadr City, Baghdad

Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?
The torrential rains of a mother's weeping will never be done
They call him a hero, you should be glad that he's one, but
Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?
He must be brave because his boy died for another man's lies
The only grief he allows himself are long, deep sighs
Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave?
They say that he died so that the flag will continue to wave
But I believe he died because they had oil to save
Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave?

Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep?
The leaders want to keep you numb so the pain won't be so deep
But if we the people let them continue another mother will weep

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I have been asking for someone - something to break through the veil of lies that are our current government. Thank you Cindy.

This is part of a speech given by Congressman John Duncan (R-TN) in June 2005. He also made other speeches against the war and he voted against the war in Iraq.

"As I said earlier, some may say this is isolationist, but the truth is the war in Iraq has isolated us from almost everyone except a few foreign policy elitists around the world. When they use thoughtless cliches like we cannot cut and run, or we must stay the course, we should ask, why? Is what we are accomplishing or not accomplishing in Iraq worth one more young American being killed? Would it be worth the life of your son and daughter, I would say to anyone who happens to be listening to this?"

This is a link to his list of speeches: http://www.house.gov/duncan/speeches.htm

This is part of a speech given by Congressman John Duncan (R-TN) in June 2005. He also made other speeches against the war and he voted against the war in Iraq.

"As I said earlier, some may say this is isolationist, but the truth is the war in Iraq has isolated us from almost everyone except a few foreign policy elitists around the world. When they use thoughtless cliches like we cannot cut and run, or we must stay the course, we should ask, why? Is what we are accomplishing or not accomplishing in Iraq worth one more young American being killed? Would it be worth the life of your son and daughter, I would say to anyone who happens to be listening to this?"

This is a link to his list of speeches: http://www.house.gov/duncan/speeches.htm

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What really hurts me is that, of all the countries that have ever existed on this planet, the US could be the biggest help to humanity ever. Instead, we spend as much as the entire rest of the world -- combined! -- on our military and their Weapons of Mass Destruction. Then we go after any other country that dares to try to defend themselves with The Same Technology That We Brought Into The World.

This is total insanity and it must stop. I never wanted to end up on the wrong side of fascism, but I live in the US and I love my country. But here we are. Are there NO good people in places of power anymore? If there are...Please Speak Up!

Yes! America is waiting for some leaders with some sense. There are a few congressman speaking up, but they are not well connected to the international corporate monarchy. The greatest hope is from grass roots on up (we do control their profits, after all).

Someone please get a message to Wm. River Pitts or Cindy Sheehan to check out rawstory. There is a big story about how that pond scum Pat Roberts (R-KS) helped fix intelligence & divert blame from the WH over Iraq.

It also has a timeline showing exactly what Roberts actions were.

Dear Cindy and all the Camp Casey Patriots Aug 12/05
Im following your story everyday. Telling everyone i know about it
I really think this could be the beginning of the end of 4 1/2 years of heart break The radical right has revealed themselves for the kind of people they are..the evidence is there for all America to see.
You finally showed us in such an honest and direct way that i think you have connected with millions of people Millions of mothers who love their children, whether iraqi or american. Millions of americans who dont want to continue down this horrible road of violence and greed. We can do better than this. This is not what America is about; this war and this lying. The grief and sadness and devastation of war last a lifetime but can motivate us to make change. Thank you

Last night I went to the local hardware store and bought some Garage Sale signs. I painted them bright yellow and stenciled in black "Go Cindy". I'm going to put them in as many places along the roadside as I can.

Call it Citizens Media.

Let's get them along the roads all over the country!!!

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