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The Peaceful Occupation of Iraq - Day 6

By Cindy Sheehan

Day 6 of the Peaceful Occupation of Iraq began early this morning when people in cars drove by our camp a few times and blasted on their horns. I just assume they were blaring their approval of us.

Before we get to the less than negative things that are happening out at Camp Casey and in the world at large today, over 700 people showed up at the Camp today. There were more people, flowers, cards, mail, interviews, laughter, heartache, comraderie, excitement, and just sheer work.

We had the first birthday party tonight at our little event. Alicia from Austin turned 17 today and they came to Crawford to celebrate with a cake. Alicia said that she wanted to be out here for her birthday. So many great people from so many parts of the country and our world are here.

Today is kind of a blur to me. From running around from interview to interview, to getting a visit from Viggo Mortensen, today was a whirlwind of activity. I have discovered that the White House press corps is always looking for something to do and someone to cover. We have been happy to oblige them. We had a press conference today with Gold Star Families for Peace and Military Families Speak Out members. It was very effective when people who actually have skin in the game ask the president to be held accountable for the words he has actually said.

Still putting out the O'Reilly fires of me being a traitor and using Casey's name dishonorably, my in-laws sent out a press conference disagreeing with me in strong terms; which is totally okay with me, because they barely knew Casey. We have always been on separate sides of the fence politically and I have not spoken to them since the elections when they supported the man who is responsible for Casey's death. The thing that matters to me is that my family: Casey's dad and my other 3 kids are on the same side of the fence that I am.

Since Congress is not holding George Bush accountable and the media is not doing their jobs and holding George Bush accountable, we the American people need to hold him accountable for lying to us to get us into a disastrous war. November 2 2004 was not his accountability moment: today is. We are finished allowing him to get away with deceiving the American public and abusing his power.

We are mad as hell and we're not taking it anymore.

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The answer to relatives and people against Cindy Sheehan is for them to urge their other relative and friends to help Bush out by sending everyone they know to join the troops in Iraq. Send a message to Bush to send Jen and Barbara too. Marineswho have already done their tour of duty lke Paul Hackett are being called back to serve over and over again. This administration is playing Russian roulette with the lives of these troops. They are simply used as cannon fodder in this administration's maniacal quest for profit and oil.

I am so sorry for your loss. I thank you for making your story known and introducing us to your son Casey. His memory will live on in all our hearts. I will honor him with each day of my life. I am sorry for each loss of life American, Iraqi and Afghanistani that has resulted from the senseless and impeachable actions of this Administration.
You are awesome! Your strength, your courage,your stamina and your voice are so inspiring. I thank you for your honesty and the action you have taken to confront the lies and the betrayal. I'm afraid that if you were answered with honesty, the answer for going to war would be so a small percentage of people could become rich. You are the first to confront this war machine with directness and integrity.
I wish you peace and happiness.
I am there with you in spirit and I will tell your story.
I honor you.
Maria Cutrona
fellow mother

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