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It Was the Oil, Stupid


By Cindy Sheehan
Day 25
The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford

"If Zarqawi and bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks," Bush said. "They'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions. They could recruit more terrorists by claiming a historic victory over the United States and our coalition."(George Bush, August 30, 2005 in San Diego.)

So it is official, Casey had his blood shed in Iraq for OIL. He died so we could pay over 3.00/gallon for gas. Like I suspected all along, my dear, sweet son: almost 1900 others; and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis died so the oil fields wouldn't "fall into the hands of terrorists" and so George and his immoral band of greedy robber barons could become wealthier. Like I have said all along: how can these people sleep at night and how can they choke down their food knowing it is purchased off of the flesh and blood of others? We have found our "Noble Cause." And it is OIL. This man and his handlers need to be stopped.

Well, George and I are leaving Crawford today. George is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego , so he will be heading to Louisiana to see the devastation that his environmental policies and his killing policies have caused. Recovery would be easier and much quicker if almost ½ of the three states involved National Guard were not in Iraq. All of the National Guard's equipment is in Iraq also. Plus, with the 2 billion dollars a week that the private contractors are siphoning from our treasury, how are we going to pay for helping our own citizens in Louisiana , Mississippi, and Alabama? And, should I dare say "global warming?" and be branded as a "conspiracy theorist" on top of everything else the reich-wingers say about me.

We are now packing up Camp Casey and leaving Crawford and heading to George's place of employment. He wouldn't talk to us, his employers, while we were here to give him his "job evaluation," so we must go to him to have our little chat.

I just want to thank a few people and groups for their support, help, and love while we have been here in Crawford. So many people made the Camp Casey experience possible and so successful. If I miss someone, I am so sorry: that is the difficult thing about thanking people. I love you all, even if I don't remember to thank you!!

My sister: Dede Miller: My kids' second mom who is always by my side and supports me 100% in whatever I do. My cause is her cause, and I couldn't do what I do without her.

Carly, Andy, and Janey: Who would love to see more of their mom, but who understand that we are trying to save their future by what we do. I love you guys, and I will see you very, very soon (yea!!) I couldn't do what I do without their love and support.

The Crawford Peace House: I got an email from Hadi Jawad the day that I decided to come and camp in Crawford and he pledged the help and support of the Peace House. At that time, they only had a few bucks in their checking account and the phone was turned off. Now, thanks to America, they have been able to keep Camp Casey going and they will be able to continue their good works indefinitely. Thanks to John Wolf who had the vision for peace in Crawford and I think that Camp Casey was a fulfillment of his vision. They are going to make a garden and call it "The Casey Sheehan Memorial Peace Garden." What a tribute to my son.

Code Pink: Jodie Evans and Tiffany and Alicia were the first ones here on Monday 08/08 to jump in and save me from going crazy and hopping on one of the trains that runs past the Peace House and pulling an "Agatha Christie." Code Pink also worked tirelessly (and I mean tirelessly) outside of Camp Casey.

MoveOn: For organizing the highly successful candlelight vigils.

Lisa Fithian: For all the organizing work she did behind the scenes.

GSFP, IVAW, MFSO, AND VFP: Our organizations with "skin in the game" for all of their support, presence, love, and help.

Bill Mitchell: Bill's son Mike, was KIA in the same battle as Casey and he was the first GSFP member to come to Camp Casey and take some of the heat off of me. He found a new love at Camp Casey (one of our miracles) and I am sooo happy about that. Plus, Bill is one of my most ardent supporters and he just gets in the middle of things, digs in, and helps wherever. I love him and he and his family will be parts of our family forever.

Fred Mattlage: For donating the amazing piece of land for our use that allowed Camp Casey to expand to include thousands.

Air America: The Morning Sedition, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, and Laura Flanders. Thank you for your support . Ed Schultz belongs there, too, although he is not affiliated with Air America Radio. Amy Goodman was here, too!

The bloggers on The Daily Kos (and most bloggers in general): I would read their comments everyday after I posted my diary and I was always heartened and encouraged by their remarks. After all of the negativity, their positivity gave me strength to go on. In addition, the first night we were in Crawford, and being harassed by the SS, they were posting things and getting the word out that we were there alone and defenseless, which may have saved our lives, or saved us from being injured, or harassed out of there.

So many other people: The Camp Casey volunteers…literally hundreds. The more than 10,000 people who came through CC. Ann Wright who kept CC going. Arianna Huffington for her advice and support. Joan Baez who kept CC's spirits alive while I was in California attending to my sick mother. George Bush for not meeting with me on August 6th. Martin Sheen for his support and presence. A.I.M for Dennis Banks and Russell Means. Gary Hart, John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Dennis Kucinich, Frank Pallone, Lynn Woolsey, Chuck Hagel, Ralph Nader, Jim McDermott, Walter Jones, Charlie Rangel and the other politicos who either came to CC, or called me to offer their support and love. I know I am forgetting some, but thanks to you all. Joe Wilson and his family for paving the way for me to be able to ignore and dismiss the reich-wing smear machine who always tried to marginalize and discredit me by exaggerating or twisting my words and lying about me. The clergy who were there with their love and support: Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Rabbi Dennis Shulman; Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Bob Edgars, Rev. Jesse Jackson (who prayed bed time prayers with me), Rita Brock, etc.

There were so many good people who donated money, goods, or services who want to be kept anonymous.

But especially to Americans who resonated with Camp Casey and gave us prayers, support, money, love and most of all hope for the future.

We will take our country back. And it will be a country that we want back.

God Bless America!!!!

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Well, well, well. Who is the moron now? What a fucking wasted 8 years: down the tubes and look where we are thanks to you stupid conservatives... GET OUT and let us drive. Once again, its the democrats that have to fix your mess.

Well, well, well... who's the moron now? what a waste of 8 years and look where we are now. once again (as we did in the 90's), the democrats have to clean up the foul mess that republicans have done.

What are you doing to help out? Your choice of words shows your mentality babe. I bet your mom is real proud of your potty mouth. Can't you be a little more grown up with your choice of words? I had to stop and say a prayer for you after I read your post and most of all the other post that seems that the only way to get a point across is to have a potty mouth....

Peace, Love, Hope and prayers that you clean your potty mouth
Tjuana ~jesuschick~

ya stoopid cunt

I would watch out who you call a and it is spelled stupid, not stooped. Please if you are going to get on here have some intelligance and a dictionary on hand would you PLEASE. My daughter of 13 has better spelling and grammer than you sir.

You're just as stoopid as the stoopid cunt is! and I'm just as sure your daughter has better spelling and grammar than you, moron. And will have enough sense to realize when she gets older that being raised in Left-think is a detriment (which she probably will, owing to the Roe effect).

You are just and idot that has nothing better to do than to down talk people, you are a low life, scum sucking, devil worshiper and when Jesus comes you better watch out you will burn in hell. OH!! I can hear you screaming already.....With all your intelligents maybe we can get Bush impeached and put you in office. Then someone will come along and assassinate you and we will scatter your ashes at the local dump.

Our lives change when we bring the angels into our consciousness.
Because the angels' vibrations are so high, the least little exchange
with an angel lifts us beyond the petty mundane world and sets us on a
path of magic and creativity. You will forever have an enlightened
view once you sense the good vibrations of the angels.

I only pray that agent orange did not shrink your brain so you can comprehend this......

your comment on fri. 2005-09-02 02:31 was not directed to me. Because I said some very nice things to you and thanked you for your duty that you did. And if this comment was directed towards me I still mean the nice things that I had to say to you. We all need to recognize that we are in the end times, look at all that is going on around the world, we need to find less nasty words and find the Bible and find God, before it is to late...

Peace, Love, hope and prayers

Tjuana ~jesuschick~

Sorry, buddy, that argument doesn't fly. The National Guard units from Louisiana in Iraq are combat units. The only thing their tanks and armored vehicles are good for right now would be to use them to plug the holes in the levee system (a very expensive fix, I might add). The National Guard units still in place include an engineer unit, one that is meant for duties just like the hurricane has left for them. To see this in greater detail, read this: http://www.redstate.org/story/2005/9/1/125948/7993

BTW, Bush tried to get into Vietnam through a program that sent reserve and National Guard pilots over, but they were phasing out his aircraft and discontinuing the program. But that doesn't mean anything during this time of disaster.

"BTW, Bush tried to get into Vietnam through a program that sent reserve and National Guard pilots over, but they were phasing out his aircraft and discontinuing the program. But that doesn't mean anything during this time of disaster."

Was this when he wasn't going to drills in Texas, or AWOL in Alabama? Does it occur to you that a man who had the connections to get his 40-watt ass into the Guard's pilot program ahead of people who were actually qualified, mighjt just have those same connections tell him it was safe to volunteer for something that would never happen?

BTW, how about his polyps? You get a good look at them?

Sorry about the "anonymous" thing. The above reply is mine, and I am proud to put my name on it--albeit a little late.

If he truly wanted to stay out of danger, he would have been a secretary for the National Guard. Instead, he became a pilot, a job where you could lose your life on any flight, no matter how routine. Chew on that awhile.

W solved that problem by failing to show up and take the physical required to be allowed to fly. He was already in the "Champagne Unit", which never had a chance in hell of leaving the country, but even flying around Texas was too much responsibility for him. When he got tired of them wanting him to work in Texas, he transferred to the Alabama Air National Guard, where he promptly went AWOL for a year (while working on a political campaign). What a "patriot"!!!

Since I know if I try to rehash the whole National Guard story you'll just call me a blind Bush worshipper, why don't we just say I did that, you don't agree, and leave it at that? I don't have the strength to try to argue this point with you, especially when I know what the response will be.

i'm no bush fan - but blaming bush for katrina is about as close to retarded as you can get. using your logic, i guess we should blame hurriane Fran, hurricane Opal, and hurriane Georges on the Clinton administration? and if they weren't his fault, then shouldn't he have done something to stop them? i mean, if bush can have policies that CREATE hurricanes like Katrina, can't a sitting president have policies that PREVENT hurricanes? if so, i guess Clinton wasn't doing his job.

bush isn't the only idiot. looks like Tom Ulcak is too.

Who the fuck is Tom Ulcak? Bush deleted money slated for N.O. for his tax break for the rich, and for the RAT HOLE AND TOWLE HEADS in Iraq. No wonder they can't find money to help here. IMPEACH HIM.

The sitzpinklers here need to do some book learnin' about how money gets appropriated. Y'all also need to read up on what the Hero of Rwanda did for New Orleans when he wasn't getting a blowjob from Monica or Barney Frank.

LETS HAVE NONE OF THAT LANGUAGE! I AM A CHURCH GOING GOD FEARING PAGAN!! AND YOU ARE RIGHT AT LEAST I DO HAVE THE BALLS TO PUT MY
FULL NAME DOWN!! WHATS THAT OLD SAYING ,PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOURE
MOUTH IS ! AND IF YOU ARE NOT A VETERAN, YOU DONT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO AN OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like you only read the first line of my post. "Yes, we should blame bush for katrina." did you read the second line at least? "At least the aftermath." What about the rest of it that explains is ineptitude?

ADD? I'm sorry.

thus proving that you are a moron.

YOUR NOT TOO BRIGHT EITHER. HE'S BLAMING THE AFTERMATH,AND HOW SLOW
EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING ON BUSH,NOTON THE ACTUAL EVENT! AND LIKE 9-11
AND THIS WAR bushes ARROGANCE HAS GOTTEN US IN TROUBLE AGAIN!
AS LONG IS ARE REICH WING PEOPLE,WHO HANG ON HS EVERY WORD,HE HAS NOTHING TO WRRY ABOUT!
BY THE WAY,NEXT TIME HAVE THE BALLS TO PUT YOUR FULL NAME DOWM!!

When a hurricane hit the Texas Gulf Coast in August of 1999, (I believe it was Hurricane Bret) Governor Bush was out of state to attend some governor's conference devoted to making him president in the next election. Years earlier, an evacuation route had been determined, and I thought it had become official: the south bound lanes of Hwy 37 to San Antonio were to be closed and all traffic routed north from Corpus Christi. Apparently, the governor had to give an order for that action to take place, and Bush's presidential ambitions were far more important than the paltry concerns of Texas citizens in the path of a hurricane. He never bothered himself to give the order to route all lanes north, and traffic moved out of Corpus Christi at 5 miles an hour with the hurricane bearing down. Fortunately, the storm swerved a little to the south, and the eye came ashore on an isolated section of the King Ranch, with Kingsville being the most populated area taking the brunt of it. If the storm's eye had made a direct hit on Corpus Christi, as had been predicted, a great many people would have been trapped in their cars on Hwy. 37 as they inched toward San Antonio. We had obeyed the evacuation order, but we would have been far better off in our homes than on that highway when a catergory 3 hurricane hit. That's when I recognized that Bush is not governor material, let alone presidential material. He is unable to think and he is unable to talk. Someone else has to do his thinking, and someone else has to write out his speeches. If asked to talk in a conversation or answer a question, he trips every which way over his tongue. His puppetiers have to shield him from direct questions, such as Cindy Sheehan wanted to ask, else he makes himself into a total fool. The worst thing is, he cares not one whit for the people of this country. We are nothing but a bunch of insects to him. He has no conscious, no morality, no values. Sending young people (of the lessor classes) to be slaughtered in a war waged for his personal benefit means nothing more than stepping on a bug. Watching his citizens drown like rats in a bowl means nothing to him. Yet he is considered a "Christain." A lot of people are ready to fight when you point out his total lack of Christain values. However, if Bush, who thumbs his nose at the teachings of Christ, represents Chriatain values in this country, we are not a Christain nation.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!! I SALUTE YOU!!

Do you play with yourself whenever you see John Kerry {who, by the way, served in Vietnam}?

There is a lot of hysterical posturing from the “reality-based community,

YOU ARMCHAIR SCIENTISTS AND POLITICAL SCIENTISTS ARE FRUSTRATING ME!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DONT HAVE THE BALLS TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN WITH YOUR COMMENTS, SHUT THE BLEEP!!! UP!

Sir, you cannot discredit his point by saying he didn't put a name to it. I am getting very frustrated that you're only responses to me and others seems to be either "Where's your name?" or "Respect me, I'm a Vietnam vet!".

I GIVE UP! I SERVED IN VIETNAM AND ALL THE RESPEC I GETS IS GETTING CALLED A MORON.

Listen there is a bunch of now it alls on here, most has never served on day in the military. I respect you and thank you for what you did. Let me ask you a quetion, was it worth it going to vietnam? And what has your life been like since? Now you of all people know what it is like to have to kill or be killed. To me and this is my personal op, war is sinceless. Why do we stick our noise where it does not belong? Why not take care of us and our people, There is so much money waisted that could be used to better our people. Don't take to heart what these people says, Jesus loves you and he understands you, so what these other people say and think means nothing. God bless you Bruce Gidley

Peace, love, Hope, and prayers
Tjuana ~jesuschick~

I don't think you're a moron. I do think, however, that you do nothing to advance your argument by yelling at people and throwing around your veteran status. Maybe if you altered your style, more people would be willing to listen to what you have to say.

JUST LIKE THE GOV'T WAS TRYING TO TELL THE BUSH ADMIN ABOUT 9-11 THERE ARROGANCE AND STUPIDITY,SCREWED THAT UP! THE SAME WITH THE HURRICANE IN NEW ORLEANS!! UNFORTUNATELY WE CANT BLAME THE HURRICANE ON HIM (-: BUT THE AFTERMATH WE CAN WELL DONE MR BUSH!!

The local and state governments have a much greater impact in situation like these. Would you like to rip them first, or is that lost in your mission to bash Bush?

Local and State governments are too busy trying to find funding for "No Child Left Behind" which is required, but not funded by(you guessed it)Bush.

That's an argument to take attention away from an issue you can't answer, and you know it.

it's far better that folks merely think you're a stoopid fuckin' moron than it is to write something and prove it.

The REsident doesn't deserve any respect, not for his handling of this disaster, or for LYING US INTO IRAQ and pouring hundrends of billions of dollars down a RAT HOLE for towel heads. He should be impeached and the sooner the better.

This president deserves no repect, he is a greedy man who should be impeached. he has no clue about what is going on, he did not serve this country one day in his live, He's just a rich bastard who should be impeached!

PREACH IT BROTHER !!! I AM A VIET NAM VET AND ITS NICE TO SEE SOME
PEOPLE DONT HAVE THERE HEADS IN SAND!!!

You should have used the GI Bill to at least get a GED.

In addition to everything else, he is an insult to the state of Texas. He is an effite Eastern Elite, Harvard educated, offspring of wealth and privilege. He can't even ride a horse. He rides a bicycle. A BICYCLE! His Texas masquerade is pure fakery!

Pure Leftist claptrap [as usual].

To Ms. Sheehan - Thank you for your patriotic and heroic actions in this fight for an ethical and moral America.

To Mr. Schumann - This president is not deserving of respect. He is an affront to every American who has high expectations for the behavior of our country. W is a weak, cowardly, irresponsible, immoral, and unethical leader who disgraces the White House with his very presence. He is also a criminal who lied to Congress and to the American public in order to start his war of greed. Add to that his attempts to destroy the middle and working classes, scientific study, public education, and the environment and you can see that the only thing that he is working very hard at is becoming the worst president in the history of our nation. This is an unjust war by the very definition of a Just War (according to the classical tradition) and it must end immediately. W's abuse of our military should earn him an impeachment, at the very least.

AGAIN I SALUTE YOU! IT IS REFRESHING TO HAVE SOME SHARE THERE OPINIONS ABOUT THE TRUTH AND HAVE TO BE AFRAID TO SAY WHAT IS RIGHT!

AMEN!

You might want to remove your face from GW's backside.
Maybe take a breath and open your eyes.

after you pull your head out of Michael Moore's.

FIRST IF YOU HAVENT GOT THE BALLS TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN ,KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO SELF!!
AT LEAST US LIBERALS DONT BELIEVE EVERTHING THAT IS SHOVED DOWN OUR
THROAT IN THE NAME OF PATRIOTISM!!!!!!!!!!!
WAKE UP MORON!!!!!!!!!

take a chill pill, then stick a finger up your ass and check the temperature of your wee little brain.

YOURE CCOMMENTS ABOUT NOT RESPECTING THE PRESIDENT. FIRST A PERSON HAS TO DESERVE RESPECT!!!!!!!! bush IS A SELF RIGHTOUS SELF SEEKING
PERSON WHO DOESENT WORSHIP GOD HE THINKS HE IS GOD!!!!!!!! I SUPPOSE WHEN YOU GO TO CHURCH AND THE PASTOR,TELLS YOU TO GO OUT AND
BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT! ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE AT HIS WORD AND BELIEVE
EVERYTHING HR TELLS YOU? NO!!!!!!!!!!! WHY SHOULD IT BE ANY DIFFERENT FOR A PRESIDENT " I REST MY CASE"

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