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My Response to George as he Speaks From his Vacation Away From his Vacation

By Cindy Sheehan
The Huffington Post

"President Bush charged Tuesday that anti-war protesters like Cindy Sheehan who want troops brought home immediately do not represent the views of most U.S. military families and are 'advocating a policy that would weaken the United States.'"

Bringing our troops home from the quagmire that he has gotten us into will be weakening the United States? George: even if you pretend you didn't know that Saddam did not have weapons of mass destruction and Iraq was not threat to the USA before you invaded, Americans know differently. We have read the reports and the Downing Street Memos.
We know you had to "fit the intelligence around the policy" of invading Iraq. I want to know what your real reasons were.

"In brief remarks outside the resort where he is vacationing, Bush gave no indication that he would change his mind and meet with Sheehan after he returns to his Texas ranch Wednesday evening. Sheehan lost a son in Iraq and has emerged as a harsh critic of the war."

I will be back in Crawford, George: Even closer to you now in Camp Casey II. Why don't you channel some courage from my son and come down and face me. Face the truth. Your house of cards built on smoke and mirrors is crumbling and you know it.

"Sheehan has been maintaining a vigil outside Bush's ranch, a demonstration that has been joined by more and more other anti-war protesters."

Because I am not the only one in America who wants the answers, America wants the answers.

"Bush said that two high-ranking members of his staff already met with her earlier this month and that he met with her last year."

I didn't go to Crawford to meet with Steven "Yellow cake uranium liar" Hadley or the other "high-ranking" official they sent out. I went to meet with George. Does he get that yet? I did meet with him 10 weeks after his insane and arrogant Iraq war policies killed Casey and 9 weeks after I buried my oldest child. George: things are different between you and I now.

"'I've met with a lot of families,' Bush said. 'She doesn't represent the view of a lot of families I have met with.'"

I never said I did. I want one answer: What is the "noble cause" MY son died for. There are also dozens, if not hundreds of families from all over the country who want to know the same thing.

"On Iraq, Bush said that a democratic constitution 'is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East.' Reaching an accord on a constitution after years of dictatorship is not easy, Bush said."

A Democratic Constitution? Is anyone else insulted that he thinks we are stupid and think that the Constitution they will form in Iraq will be democratic and ensure equal rights to all citizens? Does anyone else know what "democratic" means? It simply means majority rule. Not some high-minded, free-floating, pie in the sky ideal. It means 50 percent plus one. Up to 62% of Americans think our troops should be coming home soon. That is a majority, so why don't we force our employee, the president, to do what we want him to do?

"He spoke after the head of the committee drafting Iraq's constitution said Tuesday that three days are not enough to win over the minority Sunni Arabs, and the document they rejected may ultimately have to be approved by parliament as is and submitted to the people in a referendum."

Another sham election where the country is shut down for the day and no one knows what the heck they are voting for?

"'The Iraqi people are working hard to reach a consensus on their constitution,' Bush said, speaking outside the Tamarack Resort, in the mountains 100 miles north of Boise. 'It's an amazing process to work. First of all, the fact that they're even writing a constitution is vastly different from living under the iron hand of a dictator.'"

As hard as George is working riding bikes and taking naps? If he cares so much about an Iraqi Constitution, why doesn't he take some time from his busy vacation activities and read the US Constitution. He may find out that he started an un-Constitutional war in Iraq. He may lose some sleep over it. (What am I saying?)

"'The Sunnis have got to make a choice,' Bush said. 'Do they want to live in a society that's free? Or do they want to live in violence?'"

Too bad George didn't give them that option before he invaded and occupied their country resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people. I bet they would choose to live in a peaceful country free of foreign occupiers.

"He said he thought that most mothers, regardless of their religion, would prefer to live in peace rather than violence."

Amen to that George. You got one thing right. Thanks to you and your lies the people of Iraq are suffering from a tragic and unnecessary war and my son was violently killed and ripped out of the heart of our family.

"He said Rice had assured him that the rights of women were being protected. 'Democracy is unfolding,' the president said. 'We just cannot tolerate the status quo.'"

Then bring our troops home. The status quo in Iraq is awful. Besides the Iraqi people suffering from lack of adequate infrastructure, clean water, and medical attention, our troops still don't have armored humvees or the proper body armor. I got a letter from a soldier over in Iraq who says that he feels like an innocent man in prison. All of the soldiers and Marines who contact me say that they were lied to about the "mission." They were told that they would be rebuilding the country and all they are doing is trying to survive so their moms won't go through what I am going through. I think the Camp Casey movement is taking a hold and growing because America is sick of the status quo. We are sick of needless death and suffering on both sides. We are sick of paying for a war with our taxes and with our lifeblood that is not making our country more secure. George: your employers cannot tolerate the status quo, either.

"On Sheehan, the grieving mother who has camped near his ranch since Aug. 6, the president said he strongly supports her right to protest. 'She expressed her opinion. I disagree with it,' Bush said. 'I think immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake,' he said. 'I think those who advocate immediate withdrawal from not only Iraq but the Middle East are advocating a policy that would weaken the United States.'"

This is the biggest smokescreen from him yet. I didn't ask him to withdraw the troops, I asked him what Noble Cause did Casey die for. I am still waiting for one member of the press corps to ask him that. I am still waiting for that answer. First, we were told WMD: false. Then we were told Saddam=Osama: false. Then we were told Saddam was a bad man to his own people and we had to get rid of him: he's gone. Then we were told the Iraqi people had to have elections: they did. Now we are spreading "freedom and democracy" but we are building 14 permanent bases, some the size of Sacramento, Ca. To me that indicates that we are spreading the cancer of imperialism and usurping THEIR natural resources.

"Bush has scheduled more than two hours to meet with family members of slain soldiers Wednesday at the Mountain Home Air Force Base near Boise."

I am just asking for an hour from his vacation, and he just has to come down the road, not travel to Idaho. I wonder if any of the hand-picked family members will ask what noble cause their child died for. I hope so.

"Bush said he planned to go on a hike and have dinner later Tuesday with Kempthorne and the Idaho congressional delegation. Bush said he also planned to spend 'quality time' with first lady Laura Bush, who is traveling with him."

I would give everything I own, will own, or have owned to have one more glimpse of my son. Dare I even last hug or phone call? How dare he go on vacation and live a normal life when he has ruined mine by his lies? How dare he take 5 weeks off when he is waging a devastating and needless war?

"Bush, who is seeking to quell growing criticism at home over the Iraq war, told the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Salt Lake City on Monday that 'a policy of retreat and isolation will not bring us safety.'"

His policies of preemptive wars of aggression for power and greed don't bring America safety, either.

"Bush made a rare reference of the U.S. military death toll -- more than 2,000 killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. 'We owe them something. We will finish the task that they gave their lives for ... by staying on the offensive against the terrorists, and building strong allies in Afghanistan and Iraq that will help us win and fight -- fight and win the war on terror,- he told the VFW convention."

How does he honor the soldiers by killing more of their buddies? People say Casey is ashamed of me and I dishonor his memory! I knew my son better than anyone on earth and I know he is appalled by the continued carnage in his name. George: you can't win the war on terror by killing more of our soldiers and innocent Iraqi people. You are breeding more terror. And judging from the fact that you are now tied with the worst president in US history (Nixon) in your abysmal poll numbers, the people of our country realize this too and want you stopped.

(The quotes are from an AP story: )
"Bush: Iraq Withdrawal Would Weaken U.S."


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"She doesn't represent the view of a lot of families I have met with."

Gee, Dubya, do you think that might be because the families you meet with are hand-picked by your handlers with the specific goal of avoiding exactly the kind of confrontation you are currently avoiding in Crawford?

You must think we're all pretty stupid.

Look at the polls, Mr. "President". The MAJORITY believe that you LIED us into Iraq. The MAJORITY believe the invasion is a mistake. The MAJORITY believe we cannot win this war. The MAJORITY disapprove of your handling of the Iraq disaster. The OVERWHELMING MAJORITY believe you are failing miserably in your position as president.

If you're going to babble on about "spreading democracy", you need to remember that in a democracy MAJORITY RULES.

You cannot win, George, no matter how much bullshit you spew.

John Perry

If there were only enough time for you to go to Donnelly and stay at the Tamarack Resort. What an interesting turn of events that would be for Chickenhawk Bush.

God knows how?

What an amazing woman we have been sent

I saw the 'edited' version of W's photo-op today.. my goodness, he's like a $1 store toy.. he keeps stopping to listen (to celestial voices?) and then pronounces some pablum

What a low point in America - has there ever been a more moronic Commander in Chief?

Here's my unholy contribution (I'm unholy if the leader of the '700 club' is calling for assassinations of elected presidents)

It's a picture of the bubble boy, with a haunting quote from Cat Stevens attached..

Keep on Cindy!



Just keep reminding them: what was the noble cause? WMD? Toppling Hussein? Spreading "freedom and democracy"?

Who is your employer Mr. Bush?
Whose money are you spending?
Whose blood are you spilling?

Just what part of "fixed around the policy" do you NOT understand? (And that's a question I wish Cindy would ask the press and any American citizens still perched on the proverbial fence!)

Thank you for your courage and eloquence Cindy!

Dear Cindy Aug/23/05
You have inspired many many people. You have re-spirited a global peace movement which is growing every day. As you said it was waiting for the spark. There is no stopping us now. bushchenyrice are toast.

I think what happened was that the rovebushcheny machine was/is very well organized, well funded, backed by the corporate criminals that control them and whom profit from war. They are backed by the media, They are expert at propaganda, & manipulating emotional fear about 911, our national security. They exploit our sense of patriotism and love of our country. They are also expert at manipulating the ignorance (willful and not), and apathy of many Americans.

Yet there were millions who knew; and there are millions who know whats going on. 15 Million marched in Feb prior to the invasion/ called Shock&Awe by bushco. This PNAC War is for profit of the few. Please see Juan Cole at for interview with Amy Goodman This prof. who is considered very knowledgable about the middle east has a ten point plan to exit Iraq. At the end of the interview, in guarded words, he puts forth the idea that they dont want to pull out the troops because it would allow other countries such as russia or china to enter Iraq and thereby interfere with bushcos present domination of Iraqi economy/infrastructure

This is a fiscal invasion. there is no exit strategty cuz they never planned to exit.
See John Perkins "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"
They invaded iraq in order to control the iraqi govt; (installing politicos who support our "national interest"; the region as a critical geopolitical, military location 14 military bases worlds largest US embassy, and of course the oil which they secured as soon as they entered Iraq while allowing the rest of the country to descend into horror and chaos.

Chaos is good for a fiscal,exploitative invasion of a country. The death of innocent Iraqis and our brave military is appprently not important regardless of a fake proclaiming of
"i grieve everyday"This is pure evil. They are capable of anything.The evidence against bushcheneyrice with all their ties to the oil business,& Halliburton profitteering is overwheliming. My family was also devastated by war. Only those that know this devastation know that no profit is worth the carnage.We must avoid the killing or maiming of any more people

bushco is in Iraq for the oil and other profiteering. Decisions on military presence are tied to this economic invasion/take over of this country. The London Mirror published an article on 8-22-05, stating that PM Blair is looking at an invitation to join the war profiteering Carlyle group when he leaves office. This explains his ties to bushco and his refusal to represent the millions of Britons who dont want this war either.

They wont pull out until they have set Iraq up the way the need it for the corporations to go on profiting from this war after the troops leave. They will force the military to "stay the course".
Unless we make our voices heard on a scale that they cannot ignore. Can we get Aghan and Iraqi Mothers on board? See Marla Ruzicka's CIVIC.ORG. This movement is going global. Peace CitizenG

Good insights the truth keeps getting clearer and clearer.
Its about blood for oil, profits , power...

I want peace... for the 25 million people Saddam Hussein killed. If we have killed 100,000 civillians and lost 1,900 soldiers... the loss does not surpass the gain. Every US soldier died for 13,200 people and each died so that twice as many could have freedoms they never had before.

What is your view with respect to Darfur? My suspicion is that you have no clue about Darfur. Get one. And why aren't you in Iraq searching for your peace? The answer, of course, is that you want others to die. Yes, you are a moral example for all of us.

On the other hand, maybe you do know about Darfur. Maybe you support ABC, NBC, and the like, and you think that the information should be withheld from America: Darfur. Thank you for your moral insight.

"LIED" Mr'No President of nine".

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