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The Peaceful Occupation of Iraq Day 8 - "WOW!!"

by CindySheehan
Sat Aug 13th, 2005 at 21:43:45 PDT
posted on Daily Kos

It is not often that, I, Cindy Sheehan is at a loss for words. I will try and describe today, though. It was the most incredible, fantastic, fabulous, amazing, powerful, miraculous event I have ever been apart of. I was so humbled and honored at the outpouring of love and support that arrived in Camp Casey today.

It was a busy morning of interviews and problem solving. I had interviews with some network shows and a photo shoot for the Vanity Fair article. Almost all of the reporters ask me if I have accomplished anything at Camp Casey and I think we really have. We have brought the war onto the front pages of the newspapers and the top stories of the mainstream media. It is really incredible that we are doing so well in the media because I keep telling all of the reporters that I am doing their jobs. I am asking the tough questions of the President that they don't ask.

We are also gathering people together in this country who believe that this war is a mistake and our troops should come home. I know people have been frustrated, either sitting on the fence or apathetically sitting on the sidelines. I know before Casey was killed, I didn't think that one person could every make a difference in the world. Now I know that isn't true. Not only can one person make a difference, but one person, with millions behind her can make history. I really believe that this movement that began in Crawford, Texas (does the irony escape anyone) is going to grow and grow and transform the world. Like I said last night in my blog: hope is blossoming in Crawford, because WE have the power.

The CBS reporter whom I met last Saturday when I began this Holy War against the War of Terrorism that George Bush is waging on the world told me that he has interviewed me 4 times this week already. He told me that he has never, ever interviewed anyone 4 times, let alone four times in one week. I was joking with the reporters that were here last week that they should have brought me flowers on our one week anniversary.

The most fantabulistic (I needed a new word, none of the old ones fit) thing happened in Crawford today. There was a very insignificant counter protesters across the way. At first the Sheriffs let them stand in the street, until we politely pointed out to the Sheriffs that we had to stay in the ditch last week. So they made them move into the ditch. Since we are supposedly in Bush country, the counter protest was so small and weak. They had signs that said "Stay the Course." I appreciated that. I really believe they were telling me to stay the course. I will.

We also met a man whose son was KIA in Iraq in November of 2004. He still loves George Bush and thinks we are doing great things in Iraq. By the end of the day we were drinking beer together and telling each other "I love you." I am telling you miracles are happening here in Crawford.

Anyway, back to the fantabulistic thing that happened to day. We had a rally downtown in Crawford. Then the people caravanned up to Camp Casey. I was told to come down to the point of the triangle to greet them. While I was walking down to the point, I had a great view of Prairie Chapel Road. There was car, after car, after car!!! I started sobbing and I felt like collapsing. The cars kept on coming. It took almost a full hour for them to all get to Camp Casey, it was a miraculous sight to see. It was identical to Field of Dreams.
People came from all over the country to be here. We are building a movement and they are coming.

We don't have a full count of all the people who were there, but I would say hundreds. It was amazing and awesome. I felt the spirits of all of our needlessly killed loved ones in the presence of Camp Casey. I felt their strength and the wisdom of the ages with me in that wonderful place.

Today was George Bush's accountability moment, and he lost. Two young ladies from San Diego drove all night to get to the rally and they had to leave tonight to get back home. One of them said: "Wow, we can drive all the way from San Diego just to meet you and he can't even come down to the end of his driveway to meet with you."

George Bush: you work for me. I pay your salary. Come out and talk to me. Anyway, I have a feeling you are about to be fired!!!


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From: Michael M

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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 8:58 AM
Subject: Fw: Mike M, Atlanta -- Sheehan/Trippi Conference


Let's BOX Bush In. I cut this out of the news
stream this morning,

Bush pressed to meet protester
By Dave WedgeFriday, 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.
Logistics Solved:
Guess whose Limo WE can borrow?...

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Senator Hillary Clinton. Bonus? She's afforded Full
Presidential Protection, which includes Airlift capabilities & Full Metal
Jacket-- Secret Service teams. Priceless!

This ought to CONFUSE the HELL out of the SECRET SERVICE,

I believe it is time to snap the Political Football and Get One
in the In-zone for the U.S. Senate & Congress... You guys have amazing
powers you haven't even thought you had. If unsure, I suggest reading this:

Section 8. The Congress shall have

To lay and collect Taxes, Duties,
Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and
general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises
shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the Credit of the
United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign
Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of
Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the
United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value
thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and

To provide for the Punishment of
counterfeiting the securities and current Coin of the United

To establish Post Offices and post

To promote the Progress of Science
and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to
the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and
Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of

To declare War, grant Letters of
Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and

To raise and support Armies,
but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two

To provide and maintain a

To make Rules for the Government and
Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth
the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel

To provide for organizing, arming,
and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be
employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States
respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training
the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in
all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as
may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become
the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like
Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the
State in which the Same shall be for the Erection of Forts, Magazines,
Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And

To make all Laws which shall be
necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all
other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United
States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Comment: Congress has broad
authority, including the power to impose taxes, maintain a military, declare
war, manage a postal system, create a judicial system, and borrow money. In
addition, Congress has sweeping power to enact laws to provide for the general
welfare of the country, and to pass any law that it regards as necessary to
carry out its other duties.


Please let me know you thoughts on this
plausible action plan.


I also was on that Trippi/Sheehan Conference call. I later offered the solution to Joe, but...

I haven't even heard a whisper...

Pick up the phone and put your foot through the line!

PS: Join us at the ONLY Camp Casey Online Forum @ Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, Texas,One Mother's Pursuit to End an Unjustified War

PSS: Raw Link:

How many more troops must die before Bush abandons his Titanic?

Six more of America's children died in Iraq today!

The coffins already stretch over 2 MILES from Camp Casey right into Bush's House! His coffin train grows longer every day.

We need more people to come to Crawford - a convergence to take the country back from the lying thieves who sell our lives for crude!

To the undecided: COME TO CRAWFORD!!!!

go to Iraq. Your Daddy's "noble cause" is waiting for you there.

Some time ago, it was suggested here that some strategically important issues require careful consideration and that the anger of opponents needs to be understood, if not accepted, in order to achieve the main mission in the broader context.

When first made, those suggestions seemed to be interpreted as some kind of attack on Cindy Sheehan herself and to provoke a great deal of very defensive reaction. Now, perhaps, enough has transpired that some similar comments can be considered with less heat and more rational thought. In any case, with some trepidation, I offer the following sourced quotes for further discussion:

"The practical political question is whether the momentum gathering behind Sheehan will translate into political power in Washington. Members of Congress are circulating a letter asking Bush to meet with Sheehan, a request Sen. George Allen, R-Va., echoed in a CNN interview. But that effort won't go far unless more Americans -- particularly conservatives and those on the fence -- take up Sheehan's rallying call, 'Meet with Cindy.'"


"Some say that will depend on [Cindy Sheehan] maintaining a low-key tone.

But Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election campaign and a longtime GOP consultant, said she also must remain focused.

"Instead of asking, 'Why did my son die?' which Bush can answer, she should be asking, 'How much longer will other sons die?' " Whalen said. "It's all in the company she keeps. If she aligns herself with the Michael Moores of the world and others who see a Republican conspiracy around every corner, then she won't get too far (among conservatives)."

Just some points to condider.

SOURCE: A Shot in the Arm for Protesters

I see that David Swanson has now posted the source article here. So that's probably the best place for further comments.

Cindy wins!!!!!!
By a score of 1,000,000 and counting.
GW gets a score of negative 2000 (the Americans he's killed) plus negative 100,000 (innocent Iraqi civilians he has killed who had nothing to do with Saddam and in fact hated Saddam). Boot the madman from office.

We love you Cindy!!

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