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Republicans Declare War On Peace Mom

by Tony Peyser

"Cindy Sheehan hates our troops!
She has openly Liberal views!
She's a pawn of!
She's a well-known hater of Jews!"

This feast of vile tirades
Right wingers are loath to shut off
All of them sound like chicken hawks
Whose heads have just been cut off.

Cleland, Kerry and Wilson
They were all too happy to slime
But these tired Swift Boat tactics
Aren't going to work this time.

The GOP fraternity
Is one combative brotherhood
But it's unwise to attack
A symbol of grieving motherhood.


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Tony Peyser provides daily poems and weekly cartoons for BuzzFlash and also writes the new BuzzFlash column, "Blue State Jukebox." He was a daily cartoonist for the L.A. Times from 1994 to 1997. You can contact Tony via email at

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Why aren't they standing shoulder to shoulder with Cindy as a mother and her call for justice for her beloved son? She is trying to prevent more grieving mothers! She is trying to stop senseless death due to lies! She is trying to prolong LIFE!!! Does a mother have to be pregnant to count to the right-to-lifers? I am a strong pro-life advocate and I do not understand why they are silent, so I'd like to send out a challenge>>> pro-lifers, stand up and be counted with pro-peace!!!


The disgusting, politically motivated smear campaign being conducted against Cindy Sheehan only proves that our fraudulent president and his fool's chorus of defenders are running scared. The undeniable truth is about to destroy their house of cards, and their desperation has reduced them to the new low of trashing the mother of a dead soldier who dares to publicly ask George W. Bush a very simple question:

"What is the 'noble cause' that you claim my son and all the others have died for, Mr. President?"

His silence actually speaks volumes.

Claims by Bush, his subordinates and his blind followers that Cindy Sheehan's anti-war crusade shows a lack of support for the troops, hurts their morale, and dishonors the memory of those that have paid the ultimate price is nothing more than pathetically disingenuous political spin.

There can actually be no greater show of support for our troops than streets filled with fellow citizens demanding that they be brought home and not made to fight a war waged on the lies of a corrupt administration.

Every ounce of blood spilled in Iraq is on George W. Bush's hands. His lips know no public truth about this unnecessary disaster. He and his war mongering minions are the ones showing no respect for the troops, damaging their morale and dishonoring the memory of every single dead soldier.

You would think that if the war criminal in chief were trying to sell America a fraudulent military conflict he would at least try to make sure the troops had everything they needed. Instead we have families spending their own money on essential communication equipment for the troops that the military has failed to provide.

We can only speculate about how many of the dead would be alive today if the people responsible for sending them into battle had seen to it that they were properly equipped.

More than two years into the Iraq disaster, troops are still forced to add plywood and sand bags to their unarmored Humvees for extra protection. The problem with this improvisation and the bolt on armor kits that have been provided in some cases is that the underside of the vehicle is left unprotected from roadside bombs, which of course are the cause of most troop deaths.

But no expense is spared, of course, to make sure that Pentagon and State Department employees and Congressional delegations are riding in nothing but the best armored vehicles when they visit Iraq.

All the flowery presidential rhetoric in the world cannot overcome the glaring evidence that the people on the front lines are considered to be nothing more than pawns of war by the fascist Bush administration.

His completely dishonest recruiter aside, Casey Sheehan did indeed make his own choice, as an adult, to join the military, and it is reasonable to assume that he was aware of the risks. This does not, however, give his commander in chief cart blanche to put his life at risk for nothing more than the advancement of his own political agenda.

This is why Cindy Sheehan and other parents of troops who took their last breath in the Bush-created hellhole that is Iraq are so angry and speaking out so forcefully. They are not anti-America. They are not against the troops. They are actually better patriots than George W. Bush or any of his blind supporters could ever hope to be, because they have the nerve to live up to their responsibility as citizens of this great country by demanding accountability of their president. Unlike so many misguided Bush supporters, they have not forgotten that it's the president that works for the people, and not the other way around.

To suggest that the anger of Cindy and her supporters and fellow military families is somehow not justified is to close one's eyes to the unavoidable truth. Their loved ones died not for freedom or democracy or to ensure the safety of their fellow countrymen. They died for a pile of blatantly obvious lies told by the president of the United States of America.

If you are a parent or loved one of a soldier killed in Iraq that still supports George W. Bush, I am doubly sorry for you.

John Perry

The so called right-to-lifers are actually war mongers, women haters, and death penalty promoters. They are our equivilent of the Taliban. I think we should call them what they are; Fundamentalist Freaks who want to set this nation and the world back by decades so that they can have control and impose their control on everyone else and all in the name of their horrid religion. I say we give them a very clear message that they can all go burn in their very special hell.

Bush says we are fighting a war on terror, what are Americans if not terrorists of one sort? We are the ones who sent not one but two atomic bombs, killing millions of innocent women and children.
I cant believe how many Americans are laying down and letting Bush just take charge and control the world, he is supposed to be working for us, we are not supposed to be working for him! Everyone just lets him do whatever he wants because why? We are scared? Scared of what? He is already killing millions of our fathers, brothers, sons, daughters and so on in Iraq. And for what? for money thats for what.
All the government cares about is making money, they dont care about how many people are killed because of their need for cotton with imprints of a 1,5,10, 20 and so on. Every American should take a stand against the war. Take a chacne to really defend our country, not from hte Iraqis, but from Bush, he is teh real enemy here. The Iraqis are just trying to defend themselves.
We should never have gone into Iraq in the first place. Why cant America just let other countries handle their own business unless asked for help?
In my personal opinion, Bush and everyone who follows him blindly are the real TERRORISTS!!!!! If you wish to email me my email address is

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