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Bush pressed to meet protester mom


Boston Herald
By Dave Wedge
Friday, August 12, 2005

Pressure continued to mount for President Bush to meet with the distraught mom of a soldier killed in Iraq as both Bay State senators backed the woman and scores of families joined her outside Bush's Texas home, including two from Massachusetts.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday each threw their support behind Cindy Sheehan, who has been camped outside Bush's Crawford, Texas, home since Saturday, vowing not to leave until the president meets with her about the war. Sheehan's 24-year-old Marine son, Casey, was killed five days after he arrived in Iraq.

``The president has not leveled with our troops and the American people,'' Kennedy said. ``I admire Cindy Sheehan for her courage and determination to make the president answer to her.''

Kerry spokeswoman April Boyd said: ``Senator Kerry understands the demands on Bush's schedule but hopes he will take time to meet with Mrs. Sheehan.''

Speaking with reporters at his ranch yesterday, Bush expressed sympathy but made no concessions. White House aides met with Sheehan, which she described as ``pointless.''

``She feels strongly about her position. And she has every right in the world to say what she believes,'' Bush said. But, he said, pulling out of Iraq now would be a ``mistake.''

``One way to honor the fallen is to lay the foundation for peace,'' he said.

Sheehan was joined by soldiers' families who oppose the war, including a Hyannis mom whose son is being deployed next week and the wife and daughters of a Massachusetts National Guard sergeant from Billerica who is in Iraq.

Rose Gonzalez, whose mother is serving north of Baghdad with the National Guard, called Sheehan ``inspiring.''

``It's not too much to ask a president sending all these people into harm's way, to ask for time to speak with him,'' said Gonzalez, who will speak at a vigil on Boston Common tomorrow night to honor Sheehan. ``She lost a 24-year-old son. He was just a baby.''

Boston Mobilization organized the vigil to raise awareness and help military families who want to join Sheehan. Spokeswoman Eve Lyman said Bush should give her the courtesy of a meeting.

``I can't believe Bush has been so stupid to not come out and talk to her yet and diffuse the whole thing,'' Lyman said.

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Other than the fact that she already met with the President I wish that she can have the love and respect her son must have had. He gave his life in defending his honor.

Please show the same respect. Refrain from the Kool-Aid drinking bedwetters and let him have some rest knowing he was dignified in what he did.

This is a typical reaction from a brain-washed right-wingger. The only respect that I would show is for those who have a functional brain and heart that allow him/her to recognize right from wrong. And your Bush stands for "W": WRONG!

Bush's arrogance and reckless action have plunged the country in a shamble, economically, militarily, and politically. On top of that Bush is a COWARD and this is the only genunine 'quality' Bush possesses. From ducking his duty in the national guard (to avoid the real duty in VN) to sending troops to die for oil based on lies, Bush has repeatedly demonstrated to the world his true color: a genunie coward idiot arrogant evil son of a bitch. And YOU must be a genuinely stupid like Bush to support him. Go figure! The like attracts each other. You should all go to hell and get burnt in hell eternally!!!!

Well, KK, all we need is another K and we get where you are coming from!

If you follow this site then you should know my e-mail address and as I told several Mr. X's, please e-mail me to engage in further discussion directly. I enjoy discourse with individuals who support the unsupportable.

Well, KK, all we need is another K and we get where you are coming from!

If you follow this site then you should know my e-mail address and as I told several Mr. X's, please e-mail me to engage in further discussion directly. I enjoy discourse with individuals who support the unsupportable.

Well, KK, all we need is another K and we get where you are coming from!

If you follow this site then you should know my e-mail address and as I told several Mr. X's, please e-mail me to engage in further discussion directly. I enjoy discourse with individuals who support the unsupportable.

Well, KK, all we need is another K and we get where you are coming from!

If you follow this site then you should know my e-mail address and as I told several Mr. X's, please e-mail me to engage in further discussion directly. I enjoy discourse with individuals who support the unsupportable.

Ohmygawd! Sen. John F. Kerry is throwing his support behind Cindy Sheehan. Is this the same John F. Kerry who "opposed" George W Bush by promissing to send more troops and do a better job of making war? With that kind of "support" Cindy had better start praying that she doesn't get too much of it.

Unfortunately, Kerry is a hopeless, political dweeb.

Before dismissing and name-calling, no one is more anti-war in his core and his words throughout this mess than JK, however unreported. That was not a vote for war, and that vote is not the whole sum of the problem then and now. You know it, but you feel safety here and on the blog to pass on the simplicity of blame.

We need to stabilize Iraq, remove the bases and provide infrastructure or we have a failed state, one we created. We must start the momentum to leave as soon as possible.

Kerry may have played the margins with people misinformed and unaware, but without fraud he won, even in their media campaign of fear and our lack of organization. So maybe political dweeb doesn't fit.

Are we talking about the same John Kerry? Maybe he was against it before he was for it, or for it before he was against it, or something like that. But it sure sounded then (and sounds now) a lot like opportunistic spin to me.

I wouldn't call him a dweeb or any other name, but when it comes to taking a forthright stand for or against anything, I still think Ms Sheehan is better off without that kind of flexible "support".

I voted for Kerry-not something I'm proud of, but better than Bush. If you prefer to call him a calculating, unprincipled, political hack, that's ok with me.

Bush won't meet with Cindy because he wouldn't be able to hide how hopelessly inarticulate he is and she has already called him a liar and money grubber, along with his buddies, so there's nothing in it for Bush except to make a further fool of himself.

Bush won't meet with Cindy because he wouldn't be able to hide how hopelessly inarticulate he is and she has already called him a liar and money grubber, along with his buddies, so there's nothing in it for Bush except to make a further fool of himself.

Bush won't meet with Cindy because he wouldn't be able to hide how hopelessly inarticulate he is and she has already called him a liar and money grubber, along with his buddies, so there's nothing in it for Bush except to make a further fool of himself.

Bush won't meet with Cindy because he wouldn't be able to hide how hopelessly inarticulate he is and she has already called him a liar and money grubber, along with his buddies, so there's nothing in it for Bush except to make a further fool of himself.

Bush won't meet with Cindy because he wouldn't be able to hide how hopelessly inarticulate he is and she has already called him a liar and money grubber, along with his buddies, so there's nothing in it for Bush except to make a further fool of himself.

Question: Didn't The President already meet with Cindy? Oh thats right Michael Moore said Hey Cindy try and meet him again. I can help you. Hmmmmmm

Anyone who still supports W should be tried for treason. Our country has been destroyed by this fascist Neo-con liar. We have prove he lied us into war, this war is based on LIES, that is the point. HE LIED to sund us to war to STEAL another countries oil. He should be impeached and tried for war crimes. He is un-supportable.

Before dismissing and name-calling, no one is more anti-war in his core and his words throughout this mess than JK, however unreported. That was not a vote for war, and that vote is not the whole sum of the problem then and now. You know it, but you feel safety here and on the blog to pass on the simplicity of blame.

We need to stabilize Iraq, remove the bases and provide infrastructure or we have a failed state, one we created. We must start the momentum to leave as soon as possible.

Kerry may have played the margins with people misinformed and unaware, but without fraud he won, even in their media campaign of fear and our lack of organization. So maybe political dweeb doesn't fit.

Are we talking about the same John Kerry? Maybe he was against it before he was for it, or for it before he was against it, or something like that. But it sure sounded then (and sounds now) a lot like opportunistic spin to me -- not that the rest of the DNC has seemed much better from where I sit.

I wouldn't call him a dweeb or any other name, but when it comes to taking a forthright stand for or against anything, I still think Ms Sheehan is better off without that kind of flexible "support".

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