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Cindy embodies what a true patriotic american is. She gives so many of us hope and courage to stand up and demand truth from the decission makers like George Bush who lie to move a political agenda forward. Please select Cindy as your "Extra Effort" story.

Since the start of this damn horrific mistake by these things that do not represent the land I grew up in----everything I have felt and more----this woman, Cindy Sheehan, has been saying. That covers the whole Enchilada. GO GIRL, BIG TIME GO.

I am a devout Republican and am definetley one of the most conservative people around. I do not agree with what Mrs. Sheehan is saying, but she is certaintly allowed to protest and speak her mind. Even I can not deny the fact that Cindy Sheehan is making a difference in this country. Although, I do not believe she is doing something that will have a positive effect, she is definetley putting out extra effort. And, in the minds of some Cindy probably seems like a hero. She is definetley not unsung, so maybe one of the people who is giving her substantial help would be a better choice for the Extra Efort segment.

You're sounding more like a true Republican every day. (I was going to say "old-time Republican", but you might not consider that a compliment.)

Just curious tho. If you disgree with the accusation that Bush lied about the "noble cause" for war with Iraq, how do you feel about the consequences? For example, we're now seeing reports (see above) that Iraqi kids your age and younger are being forced to choose between sexual slavery and starvation. That sure doesn't sound like "liberation" to me.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 14:05 GMT 15:05 UK

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Iraq families launch inquiry bid

Mr Keys and Mrs Gentle both stood in the general election
Relatives of soldiers killed in the Iraq war are appealing against the government's refusal to hold an independent inquiry into its legality.
Lawyers have lodged papers at the High Court seeking a judicial review.

Reg Keys, whose military police officer son Thomas died in 2003, and Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon was killed in 2004 are among the applicants.

The government has dismissed the challenge made under human rights law saying it is "fundamentally flawed".

The families say the UK is obliged to hold an inquiry if involved in the use of lethal force.

They have also asked judges to rule on the remit of any inquiry.

Election candidates

The group Military Families Against the War said the hearing is expected to take place in September.

Mr Keys, from north Wales, whose 20-year-old son was one of the six Royal Military Police killed by a mob near Basra in June 2003, unsuccessfully stood against Tony Blair in the general election.

They were sent to war on a falsehood, against a background of propaganda of weapons of mass destruction

Reg Keys

But he managed to poll 10% of the vote in the Sedgefield constituency standing on an anti-war ticket.

Flanked by Mrs Gentle and solicitor Phil Shiner outside the London court, Mr Keys said the group would not be taking the action "if weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq".

"We most strongly feel our sons were sent into a conflict not backed by international law or the United Nations," he said.

"Our boys were fully prepared to lay their lives down to defend their country. They were sent to war on a falsehood, against a background of propaganda of weapon

s of mass destruction."

Mrs Gentle, from Pollok, Glasgow, was also defeated in the election after standing against Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram.

Her 19-year-old son was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra while serving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

"We intend to fight this until we get to the truth," she said. "We want to get the truth for our boys."

Letter delivered

The call for a judicial review is supported by the families of 17 soldiers who died in the conflict and one who killed himself after returning to the UK.

The families want the prime minister, the Attorney General, Geoff Hoon, who was the defence secretary at the time, and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to be cross-examined about the conflict.

In May they delivered a letter to Downing Street demanding an inquiry.

Treasury solicitors told the families: "The legality of the decision to take military action in Iraq has no bearing on the circumstances which led to their deaths".

It had previously been made clear that decisions on military action abroad are not subject to review under the European Convention on Human Rights, they added.

17/08/2005 22:11:26 News from Al-Mendhar - www.almendhar.com

Children of New Iraq and the Disgusting Sex Trade

The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), for humanitarian affairs, which is working in cooperation with the United Nations, has issued a report on the phenomenon of the sexual abuse of children in the new American Iraq.

According to the report, hundreds of families in Iraq have found the trade of homosexuality with children as a means of living, under the blockage of horizons and the deterioration of the security conditions in Iraq.

The report tells the story of an Iraqi woman, called Om Zakaria, whose husband has been disabled from work, due to illness. She does not see any harm in handing her two sons, 13 and 14, to a gang that trades in the field of children's sex inside Iraq. She considered that the gang has done her a favor and that she is proud of her two sons.

Om Zakaria said, "We are a poor family. My husband can work no more. Three months ago the head of a gang working in this field came to my house. He offered us money in case we allowed our sons to work with him. Thanks to him, now we have a good income." She continued, "Some people might view the matter as a shock, but at least we can eat and I am proud of my two sons."
The report states various cases and interviews the children who are sexually abused. Some of them work upon the consent of their families and others are scared of murder at the hands of the father or relatives, in case they found out their situation and state.

The report refers to some children who are forces to sell their flesh for the seekers of the taboo joy. It also talks about some families who have forbidden their children from going to school for fear of falling into the trap of the criminal gangs of sex.

The report quotes an interview with a distinguished head of one of those gangs, who is not embarrassed to speak frankly of the nature of his work, considering that what his gang offers is similar to any other business.

A former Un study stated that a quarter of Iraqi children are suffering from some sort of malnutrition, while one tenth of Iraqi children are suffering from a type of hunger.

On the other hand, on May 12, in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the international organization for controlling drug trafficking announced that Iraq is about to be a transit station for transporting the heroine, which is manufactured in Afghanistan, to Europe through Iran. In the new democratic federal American Iraq, mercenaries from all over the world receive more than 1000 dollars a day in return for executing security missions, that were necessitated by the conditions resulting from the occupation, while there are successive reports on administrative corruption and organized looting of everything in the slaughtered Iraq, which became a Mecca and refuge for criminals, gangs, murderers and drug dealers. What arouses astonishment, wonder and grief is the scarcity, if not non-existence, of the interested voices that are concerned about Iraqi children; whether politicians or references that have concluded a truce with the occupation.

The parties that came through the tanks of the occupation are carrying burdens that are remote from the burdens of the oppressed Iraqi citizens. Some are moving with breeder-crossing remote control from all directions, especially the eastern side, carrying their agendas and foreign contacts. Abdel Aziz Al Hakim, for example, is calling for giving Iran 100 billion dollars as compensations, while hunger and need force an Iraqi woman to sell her sons at the slaves' market.

Al Ja'fari is launching statements praising the Kuwaiti situation after the borders' crisis with it. He is grateful for their favor and the white hands of the Kuwaiti government, which is receiving the billions of Iraqi compensations, with great hunger, and is submitting new requests to the UN for huge compensations, due to the environmental damages that the Iraqi occupation has caused Kuwait, despite the act that Iraq is now illegitimately occupied for two years, which has destroyed Iraqi lands, people, health, industry and infrastructure, in which Kuwait had an official effective participation. On the other hand, hunger, oppression, disenlightenment and humiliation is greatly spreading in Iraq.

I was expecting Iraqi references, on top of which is Al Sestani, to speak about the suffering of Iraqis, and the torture and insults that they suffered and are still suffering from, in Abu Gharib, Buka and the known and unknown detention camps. I was expecting the spiritual leaders to protest against the situation in which the occupation and its Iraqi agents have led Iraqis to what they are currently suffering from; of oppression and huger, to the extent that a woman sells the flesh and chastity of her children to fight the merciless hunger.

The references that have concluded a truce with the occupation issue religious opinions that urge people for the elections on the American agenda. They request people to save in electricity and then bless the federation, or in clearer words "the division and fragmentation for Iraq. What did the world do for the hunger of Iraqi children, the trade in their flesh and chastity and fooling with their present and destroying their future? Where are the Arab and Islamic countries and those in charge, whom we heard a lot of praise for that reminded us of the early era of Islam with regard to their responsibility for the nation's burdens? How do they rest with billions of dollars in their safes, while Iraqi children are hungry and wake up in despair, while the Prophet Mohamed, PBUH, says "He is not a believer, who sleeps full while his knows that his neighbor is hungry."

Middle East Online

17/08/2005 22:11:26 News from Al-Mendhar - www.almendhar.com

Children of New Iraq and the Disgusting Sex Trade

The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), for humanitarian affairs, which is working in cooperation with the United Nations, has issued a report on the phenomenon of the sexual abuse of children in the new American Iraq.

According to the report, hundreds of families in Iraq have found the trade of homosexuality with children as a means of living, under the blockage of horizons and the deterioration of the security conditions in Iraq.

The report tells the story of an Iraqi woman, called Om Zakaria, whose husband has been disabled from work, due to illness. She does not see any harm in handing her two sons, 13 and 14, to a gang that trades in the field of children's sex inside Iraq. She considered that the gang has done her a favor and that she is proud of her two sons.

Om Zakaria said, "We are a poor family. My husband can work no more. Three months ago the head of a gang working in this field came to my house. He offered us money in case we allowed our sons to work with him. Thanks to him, now we have a good income." She continued, "Some people might view the matter as a shock, but at least we can eat and I am proud of my two sons."
The report states various cases and interviews the children who are sexually abused. Some of them work upon the consent of their families and others are scared of murder at the hands of the father or relatives, in case they found out their situation and state.

The report refers to some children who are forces to sell their flesh for the seekers of the taboo joy. It also talks about some families who have forbidden their children from going to school for fear of falling into the trap of the criminal gangs of sex.

The report quotes an interview with a distinguished head of one of those gangs, who is not embarrassed to speak frankly of the nature of his work, considering that what his gang offers is similar to any other business.

A former Un study stated that a quarter of Iraqi children are suffering from some sort of malnutrition, while one tenth of Iraqi children are suffering from a type of hunger.

On the other hand, on May 12, in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the international organization for controlling drug trafficking announced that Iraq is about to be a transit station for transporting the heroine, which is manufactured in Afghanistan, to Europe through Iran. In the new democratic federal American Iraq, mercenaries from all over the world receive more than 1000 dollars a day in return for executing security missions, that were necessitated by the conditions resulting from the occupation, while there are successive reports on administrative corruption and organized looting of everything in the slaughtered Iraq, which became a Mecca and refuge for criminals, gangs, murderers and drug dealers. What arouses astonishment, wonder and grief is the scarcity, if not non-existence, of the interested voices that are concerned about Iraqi children; whether politicians or references that have concluded a truce with the occupation.

The parties that came through the tanks of the occupation are carrying burdens that are remote from the burdens of the oppressed Iraqi citizens. Some are moving with breeder-crossing remote control from all directions, especially the eastern side, carrying their agendas and foreign contacts. Abdel Aziz Al Hakim, for example, is calling for giving Iran 100 billion dollars as compensations, while hunger and need force an Iraqi woman to sell her sons at the slaves' market.

Al Ja'fari is launching statements praising the Kuwaiti situation after the borders' crisis with it. He is grateful for their favor and the white hands of the Kuwaiti government, which is receiving the billions of Iraqi compensations, with great hunger, and is submitting new requests to the UN for huge compensations, due to the environmental damages that the Iraqi occupation has caused Kuwait, despite the act that Iraq is now illegitimately occupied for two years, which has destroyed Iraqi lands, people, health, industry and infrastructure, in which Kuwait had an official effective participation. On the other hand, hunger, oppression, disenlightenment and humiliation is greatly spreading in Iraq.

I was expecting Iraqi references, on top of which is Al Sestani, to speak about the suffering of Iraqis, and the torture and insults that they suffered and are still suffering from, in Abu Gharib, Buka and the known and unknown detention camps. I was expecting the spiritual leaders to protest against the situation in which the occupation and its Iraqi agents have led Iraqis to what they are currently suffering from; of oppression and huger, to the extent that a woman sells the flesh and chastity of her children to fight the merciless hunger.

The references that have concluded a truce with the occupation issue religious opinions that urge people for the elections on the American agenda. They request people to save in electricity and then bless the federation, or in clearer words "the division and fragmentation for Iraq. What did the world do for the hunger of Iraqi children, the trade in their flesh and chastity and fooling with their present and destroying their future? Where are the Arab and Islamic countries and those in charge, whom we heard a lot of praise for that reminded us of the early era of Islam with regard to their responsibility for the nation's burdens? How do they rest with billions of dollars in their safes, while Iraqi children are hungry and wake up in despair, while the Prophet Mohamed, PBUH, says "He is not a believer, who sleeps full while his knows that his neighbor is hungry."

Middle East Online

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