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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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Ever heard of a "typo" dummy? And NO, NO, NO,
it most definitely, assuredly resoundingly is NOT
"President Bush", do you understand?
He is a bum, a criminal, a redneck cowboy, he is very entertaining, but he is NOT the president.
Never has been.
He's freeloadin' in the White House.

George Bush IS more evil than Saddam Hussein. We and the rest of the world, including Iraq, would have been much better off if we had used diplomacy rather than the military. You and your kind have blood on your hands. Right to your face, you ignorant damn war criminal.

Cax

Palestinian homocide bombers that would target children eating pizza?
cax hates the Jews just like his pal Saddam.

You and the islamofascist are weird!

But cax - if W invaded Iraq to put down a brutal dictator (that, yes -the US put into power in the first place) why didn't he tell congress that when they voted to support his immoral war? He lied and soooooo many have died. That was about the third reason he offered (now - after the fact) behind WMD, we're safer now from attack, etc. etc. ad nauseum. Face it - the two guys in the White house are - - can you say 'oilmen'? That's the only (unmentioned until very recently) reason why we are spending our youth and fortune in this war to make the greedy wealthiest among us more wealthy. Can you say, 'no-bid contracts'?
David Ort
Korean vet

You talk about Saddma killing his own people...What the heck is Bush doing with his war? 1900 American Soldiers DEAD for Oil. Democrats are christians also, just because we don't have to broadcast like so many republican hypocrites do. Going to church does NOT make you a christian. It is how you live your life and treat others regardless of their beliefs, race, religion, sex and many other things. Republicans dont like it when they get back alittle of what they dish out. Democrats believe in freedom of religion, all peoples rights including women and gays, blacks, the poor and too many to list. Repulicans don't like anyone that is different from them because they are afraid of the unknown and are to narrow minded to think any differently than the way they were brought up. I just had a conversation with a Bush supporter and they said the soldiers are getting paid good money to leave their family and go to war. That still doesnt make the war right...WE found no WMD's, Iraq had no ties to 911, saddam is caught and Iraqis voted so why are we still there building bases. There are more terrorist now that before..MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I think not..So little 17 year old next time you an opinion I actually hope you know what your talking about. Actually read a paper and watch something besides FAUX News

Saddam used WMD's to kill the Kurds.
Abu Abbas mastermind of the Achilles Lauro hijacking
was captured in Bagdhad after the fall of Saddam.
Saddam paid Palestinian homocide bombers to kill the Jews.
Democrats spew so much lies and venom.
I used to vote Dem but am ashamed of them now.

and bush used his war to kill 1900 American Soldiers and hundreds of thousand of innocent Iraqis..If bush didnt lose Bin Laden's money when he went bankrupt in Texas ..911 wouldnt of happened!!! and I didnt capitilize bush on purpose cause he doesnt deserve respect bill is a liar made the last comment so he still must be a democrat and every thing else is a lie since he even calls his self a liar....what a moron

did you know the greys control mikey moore and the reptillians control jane fonda??

What happens to your worldview, Jonathan; when you have to acknowledge that Saddam Hussein would never have been in power--NEVER--if OUR government had not put him in that position. The last half of the past century is littered with tin-horn dictators--horrible human beings--that the United States Of America has foisted on other countries. Our country is the A #1 Sponsor of State Terror Ever. Because Terror Sells. And the Business of America is BIDNESS, buddy. With the collapse of the Soviet Union a new hobgoblin is needed on the whirled stage. Because the cranky old bastards can't think of a better way to make money than WAR. It is a top-seller. For the 1/2 of 1% who get richer & richer all the time in this country; they're plugged mainline into it. So leave "nobility" out of soldiering, it hasn't been such since the Industrial Revolution. "Democracy" & "Freedom" aren't exported with gun barrels. It is becoming more and more difficult to find a grain of Truth in the over-consumptive American Nightmare, but Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" is a real good place to start.

Dear Jon,

I believe that ALL people should be free, but unfortunately, that is not the reality of our world. I also believe that if one is a true Christian and follows the teachings of Jesus, then there is no way you could support this President and this war. I believe that true Christians are about peace and helping one another.

If George Bush was about freeing people, there are plenty of other places he could have started with instead of Iraq. There are many hundreds of thousands of people in Africa that have been killed over the years, but we are not there.

I have told my Jon that if this country is ever invaded, I, along with all Americans would do all in our power to defend this great country, but I don't believe it is our job to go invade other countries. Hopefully, my Jon will never have to go fight this immoral war.

I think you need to do a lot more reading to understand that this President is a sociopath, and it's really all about George!! God Bless You!!

Love,

Jon's Mom

The Iraqis are free? You've got to be kidding. I think they may argue with you. No infrastructure. Their oil managed by nobid contracts of Haliburton. You might want to look past fox news, bush's propoganda machine for your information. Some of us honor the troops by asking for them to be able to come home, no longer serving in a war that they did not need to go into. We honor our troops by asking for funding for supplies they did not have in order to fight this stupid war. We honor our troops by asking why bush and his repub. majority shortchanged out veteran hospitals and post war benefits by millions of dollars. We honor our troops by asking why they can't be home doing their job here at home, helping millions of people in La. and Miss. where they are supposed to be. Don't even try to say we don't honor our troops. You couldn't be more wrong. You honor the troops by asking them to go to a war that was illegal? That was based on lies. You ask our troops to serve assignments that are years instead of months they were told when they went in? You honor our troops who come home with injuries that are not covered by the veterans administration because of this administration's poor budgeting? You honor our troops by having military families come home and be on food stamps? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

Cindy, I cannot beleive that you do not know who you affiliate yourself with but these affiliations have hurt you and will continue to hurt you, much like the silly rhetoric coming out of your mouth.

Whether you like to here it or not, you make Howard Dean sound sane! Wait a minute, is that the intention here? hold on...you have made me consider the centrist views of Hillary...Dean is beggining to sound reasonable...perhaps those CBS Documents were authentic...Hold on...hold on... There was little or no MSM coverage of Clinton getting dressed down by the father of a dead marine from the travesty that was Somalia. Nearly had me.

I hope you come to your senses but I suspect that in your heart of hearts, you know exactly what you are doing and in this new age of blogs and alternative media, you will be a minor, embarrassing footnote. Sweetness and light is tearing you a new one.

yup! it was those evil oil companies that were mining in the stone age that wiped out the wooley mammoth and the saber toothed tiger by not paying attention to the kyoto protocols and causing global warming in 10,000 bc to end the ice age...yup!
those evil republicans also are responsible for the big bang ! yup they like big bangs!
evil republicans are very powerfull they can control the weather!!! they can control the airwaves! all bloggers are secret republican spies!
GW killed elvis! yup!

that is so funny....repukes don't believe in the big bang theory...get it right..it's creation by incest.

libs are weak.
libs can't control the weather and rig national elections like we can.
Our God is stronger then your god (pig mikey moore)

I guess you would describe yourself as a conservative? The god you describe is nothing like my "weak" God. Your heart is so filled with hate ("pig mikey moore") that you don't know what love is. However, my God of love, loves you anyway. I will pray for forgiveness for you and for my God of love to help me love you in spite of yourself.

It would take more courage for a soldier to say he isn't going to fight an unjust war than face up to the invisible pressures of his family, friends, society and country.

if you were a viktim of icest you wouldn't be fore the war !
i had to icest when my dad came home from vietnim and was crazy becease the repulicans made him crazy!
you wermngerals are kilin the whole werld end you better stoop.
yay cindy!

Learn how to spell please!!!

and J.F.K.,LENNON, JIM MORRISON, JANICE, MOST RECENTLY "JERRY"
TOTM

and J.F.K.,LENNON, JIM MORRISON, JANICE, MOST RECENTLY "JERRY"
TOTM

George W. (Weasel) Bush didn't start the war in Iraq all by himself. But, rather was given the power to do so by congress.
I was doing research back in 1981 on energy. Someone informed me that there was an enrgy folder which was kept behind the librarian's
desk and that I could only have access to it by asking for it. So, I read it. Then I understood why it was kept where few people would have access to it. I found the history of the oil companies verry interesting. Especially the part about Congress especially U. S. Senators almost from the beginning having their personal investments in oil.
Does this tell you anything about their possible motives for George Weasel Bush the power to go to war for oil?

check out The carlyle group...power hungry past repukes that own military and telecommunication companies, the same ones that our troops are using to call home...Bush senior was on the board of it till 2003...who will get his money when he dies?

quick let me fetch my foil hat!

George W. (Weasel) Bush didn't start the war in Iraq all by himself. But, rather was given the power to do so by congress.
I was doing research back in 1981 on energy. Someone informed me that there was an enrgy folder which was kept behind the librarian's
desk and that I could only have access to it by asking for it. So, I read it. Then I understood why it was kept where few people would have access to it. I found the history of the oil companies verry interesting. Especially the part about Congress especially U. S. Senators almost from the beginning having their personal investments in oil.
Does this tell you anything about their possible motives for giving George Weasel Bush the power to go to war for oil?

he made the war by hisself you repugligan ! geroge bush has the whithouse not clitnot and his policey are respoisible for kilin a lot of polple!

Yes, you certainly are 'wrongway'. It's interesting to note that you would mention Hillary (one of only a few Dems) who favor pouring more of our sons and daughters into Iraq so that they'll be in harms way for Dick Cheney & W & the wealthiest among us to make more money from this war with their no bid contracts. She (Hillary) and Joe Biden are two who want to enlarge Bush's huge mistake! Instead of capturing Bin Laden in Bora Bora - the two oilmen in the White House decided Iraq's oil was more important to enrich further their greedy supporters than catching the real culprit of 911 and leaving it at that.
Korean vet

I am so tired of hearing everyone that supports Bush
rediculling the RIGHTS Cindy has to speak out in behalf
of her son. I too have a son in the military, and
I would be doing the same thing if he had died in stupid
and senseless war that Bush and his cabin continue to
lie about. It was bad enough that the Vice President
put the fear in life to everyone who wouldn't vote for
Bush stating that the Terrorist would come to the states
to kill us if Bush didn't protect us. BS, it worked for
half the United States but not all were convinced of
both Bush & Cheney's lies. This will continue until
we've lost another 2000 of our children. Leave Cindy
alone, let her speak for the thousands of parents who
would do the same. I applaud you Cindy, at least you
have the nerve to speak out while others just vent
negative opinions....we should all support each other
as Americans, not redicule each other.

After reading all the letters, I find it hard to believe there are people who still "love Bush", after what he has done to our wonderful country. He is a liar, and too cowardly to go to war himself, along with most of the "leaders" in Washington D.C. Bush, Cheney, Rove, and all the rest of the warmongers are eager to send other people's children to fight and die for his lies. Not one of them has ever been in a war. For those of you who defend him, you would be more believable if you would get an English textbook and learn some new adjectives so you don't immediately reveal your stupidity. It might also serve you well to read a newspaper once in a while, or watch C-span.
Opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one!!

& watch c-span.
If you look at the post here, you can rest assured that it is the lefty liars who need to learn new adjectives (& how to use a dictionary)

YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT LEFTY LIARS AND ALL ELSE IS WHAT IS TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART. AND GEORGE BUSH AND HIS PALS ARE ADDING TO THE VERBAL FRAY. If we don't approve of the war - or Bush - you call us lefty liars. If Cindy goes and wants go get some anwers, every far right leaning Republican especially if they are on the news try to rip what Cindy is doing to shreds and denigrate her personal right to grieve - or express her opinion. Can't you all see - if we continue to do this to each other... our country is no more... and Bush will smile all the way to the bank? Bush talks about getting the country healed after 9/11 but he has done nothing to effectuate that - he has done nothing about honoring the falling by maybe attending a few funerals (even his daddy did that).... he flies over New Orleans and never sets foot there... how can he see the true devastation of New Orleans, Biloxi and Mobile without getting close to the people? Oh - and by the way - he cut funds 3 years straight to help strengthen the levees as requested by FEMA - so yes - he had something to do with the level of devastation. But this snipping at each other - is truly dividing our country and we have to stop - look around and realize our country is divided - not undivided - and without liberty and justice for all - because some people were able to feel - and others were not.... and we are not free thanks to the patriot act because if we voice our opinions against the war - as Cindy has been trying to do - or against Bush - as many people (not just liar liberals) are doing... then we are now "unpatriotic terrorist liars". WAKE UP AMERICA - WAKE UP!

I agree with you that the Lefties are continued to
be rediculled for speaking against Bush. If the
Republicans are truly the conservatives they tend
to be, why than do they allow their chosen president
to continue his "LIES", to the American people, they're
only encouraging him to do so by not acccepting his
true responsibilities to our country. I'm sure he would
be thinking completely different if his daughters were
in Iraq, oh, would that change the tune of his speeches,
as well as all others in his side of the lying panel.

YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT LEFTY LIARS AND ALL ELSE IS WHAT IS TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART. AND GEORGE BUSH AND HIS PALS ARE ADDING TO THE VERBAL FRAY. If we don't approve of the war - or Bush - you call us lefty liars. If Cindy goes and wants go get some anwers, every far right leaning Republican especially if they are on the news try to rip what Cindy is doing to shreds and denigrate her personal right to grieve - or express her opinion. Can't you all see - if we continue to do this to each other... our country is no more... and Bush will smile all the way to the bank? Bush talks about getting the country healed after 9/11 but he has done nothing to effectuate that - he has done nothing about honoring the fallen by maybe attending a few funerals (even his daddy did that).... he flies over New Orleans and never sets foot there... how can he see the true devastation of New Orleans, Biloxi and Mobile without getting close to the people? Oh - and by the way - he cut funds 3 years straight to help strengthen the levees as requested by FEMA - so yes - he had something to do with the level of devastation. But this snipping at each other - is truly dividing our country and we have to stop - look around and realize our country is divided - not undivided - and without liberty and justice for all - because some people were able to flee - and others were not.... and we are not free thanks to the patriot act because if we voice our opinions against the war - as Cindy has been trying to do - or against Bush - as many people (not just liar liberals) are doing... then we are now "unpatriotic terrorist liars". WAKE UP AMERICA - WAKE UP!

that gerge bush is kilin people for iol!
and hes daddy kew histler to!

George Bush went to New Orleans? As a matter of fact , George Bush flew OVER New Orleans, not to New Orleans on his way to Wahsington. He didn't land anywhere within 1500 miles of it. He has never met with the Governor of La., nor the Mayor of New Orleans. Maybe he didn't want to answer the questions of why there were not enough National Guardsmen to evacuate the citizens that now lay dead in the flooded streets and houses in New Orleans. Guess it's his way of handling 1.5 million destitute Americans in a state that supported him in his last election. Or, maybe he was just in a hurry to get back to Washington after that exhausting vacation in Crawford. Maybe if he just answered the questions, they would go away.
Hey...I'm just one of those bleeding hearted liberals that wonder why my family that supported him in two elections are now some of the New Orleans homeless. They had good vehicles and enough money to get out of the city early. That's why they're now homeless and not amongst the floating dead.

Your a liar republican!
libsterals care to much about greenhousing to drive cars you liar republican you dont fool me.
yay cindy

i believe in cindy she right! the bush poeple are causing the greenhopus that is making the werld really warm and kilin people in loiusiana

Colin Fletcher wrote: "Hey...I'm just one of those bleeding hearted liberals that wonder why my family that supported him in two elections are now some of the New Orleans homeless."

Umm, because there was a hurricane? Are you saying Bush caused the hurricane? Or that Kerry would have had a new home waiting for your family?

The H.A.A.R.P. facility in Alaska has been heating up the ionosphere and affecting weather patterns for over ten years so its certainly possible.........Try googling HAARP. It's very real and very scary.

You are right. check out Weather Wars, too, while you are googling...

Of course bush didn't cause the hurricane but the flood, perhaps. There is overwhelming evidence that the people of La. have been asking for years for money to strengthen the levies for fear that something like this would happen. But no, bush sent the money to Iraq for a war that we should not have been in in the first place. God help that man and help us all!!!!!

Maybe he's saying that bush COULD have reacted sooner than THREE days AFTER the hurricane hit.
Maybe he's saying that help that was critical immediately after the catastrophe was NOT available because our National Guard is unforgivably stretched thin.
Maybe he's saying that bush should have quitted his MONTH LONG VACATION the SECOND Katrina became known of and start the process IMMEDIATELY of coordinating all the incredibly complicated logistics involved in this type of endeavor.
Maybe he's saying that with bush's ostrich-head-in-the-sand approach to the environment (ignoring global heating, which affects the temp of the oceans, which affects air temp, wich affects the strength of hurricanes....YOU FIGURE IT OUT.) it is all too probable that we will see many more Katrinas.
AMAZING that bush still has supporters.
You all deserve each other.

Hope all of you who did support Bush's election,
now truly know what type of person this man is,
and have learned from it, if not, take it as your
choice of protection, but than again, where is he
when you really need him? Priorities certainly
aren't favored to those most in need like New Orleans.
Consider this a lesson learned, by experience.

It's a mean street at the ole' blogspot tonight. I must say if you have not had the privilege of meeting Cindy you have missed the experience of a lifetime. You see she would not dismiss you out of hand just because you didn't agree with her. She would look you in the eye, she would listen. It's not that she would take bullroar from the walking zombies, but you would get a chance to bring your humanity to the conversation. You would walk away with your dignity intact. We can all use more of that. Personally, I would not find it worth living in a world without a Cindy Sheehan or others cut from the same cloth - those who fearlessly speak out for the children, and defend the best in our humanity. Thank you for this month Cindy - we now walk a little taller.

We agree with you Judy. We have supported Cindy all along, hosting our own vigil here in Pine Ridge, AR in support of her and in remembrance of the fallen. Your comments, though, reminded us of an article we had read some time ago and saved, even as we were looking for the one that proved that the founding father were NOT Christians, but Deists, and certainly did NOT want this country founded on the basis of Christianity. They wanted it to be as fair as possible and We The People to truly be her rulers. Above all, they believed in the separation of church and state very deeply. Nowhere is there ANY evidence showing they wanted her to be Christian, despite what some may wish to believe.

Anyway, here is a link to an insightful look at what We The People can do to stop the corporate elite from running roughshod over us, dividing this country the way they have, keeping us fighting against each other so that we are not united and aren't paying full attention to what they are really doing, so that they can (and do) get away with pretty much anything they want. As long as we continue to fight amongst ourselves, we cannot come together to knock them off their self-built thrones and take our country back.
http://www.omplace.com/articles/tom_atlee19.html

We hope that each person will take the time to not only read this enlightening and empowering article, but reflect and ponder on it and see what each of us can do to make it work again.

It's WAY past time for We The People to take OUR country back!!!!!

While we are at it, here is another article that appeared in Common Dreams back in 12/04 entitled,"If You Read the Gospels, the Religious Right is Most Often Wrong."
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1129-24.htm

Cindy reminded us of that when calling them the religious reich. That is oh so true! People, let's come together and take our country back from the corporate elite. We CAN do this. We just have to work at it. Don't let the rulers keep us fighting amongst ourselves as they erode our rights under the Constitution, among other things they have done that most of us disagree with. We CAN do this if we quit fighting and go back to the beginning and look at just exactly how this country was born, the Constitution labored and heatedly debated over so that it would be fair to all. (We spent most of a day doing this. Don't you think this is worth giving a bit of time to accomplish? Taking OUR country back?) Those people did a lot of work that is coming undone now. Let's fix it before it hangs in tatters, and there is nothing left to fix.

In closing, we wish you well, Cindy. Keep yourself safe, strong, and always fighting the good fight to hold our leaders accountable! You do have our support, as we have also proclaimed on our blog and on a radio interview done yesterday. Perhaps you are the missing one the author speaks of in the last article posted. What do you think? We think maybe so. Hang in there. You have more support than you know. YOU are the TRUE patriot, and don't ever forget it!

Dear Cindy,
You are completely surrounded by supporters all around the globe.
You are more supported and loved than you know.
You speak for the magjority of this world.
You are leading the way, in peace, out of this dark world, to a new peaceful world.
You are huge.
You are going to go down in history, you already are!
You are a real woman.
You speak for me, and all real women men.
Keep on keeping on, and more and more will follow.
Can't wait to be part of a rally in England.
God Bless you.
Love Jenny
jennifer.murrell@tiscali.co.uk

How is it, some have wondered, that the Republican Party has been taken over by a relatively small band of radical ideologues who don't believe in democracy or honesty or any specific religion, but relentlessly flog the language of "freedom," "honor," and Christianity? How is it that people who run the government into deficit can campaign on fiscal responsibility? Or that people who campaign on a "pro life" position can be responsible for lying us into a war that has killed well over 100,000 human beings, nakedly advocate torture, and openly promote the death penalty in American?

"The truth of the matter is that neoconservativism is not conservative, but radical and reactionary. Its radical nature is manifest in Kristol's refusal to accept the basic tenets of the American slate and start over. Neoconservatism is also reactionary in the technical sense of the term. Reactionaries are not interested in conserving the present as it is. On the contrary, it is the present that they find intolerable. ...Neoconservatives are repelled by the liberal present, and they hunger for radical change intended to restore a lost golden age."

Ironically, the "lost golden age" of the Neoconservatives never existed. The Founders and Framers of America were not, by and large, Bible thumpers, and the nation was founded on egalitarian - liberal - principles. The Enlightenment, which led directly to the American Revolution, was the dawning birth of modern liberalism. Thus, because history doesn't support their story line, the Neocons have actively set out to reconstruct America's history to their liking - producing a flood or phony history flooding America's airwaves, bookstores, churches, and schools.

They also determined that people must live in constant fear, and that a religion - any religion so long as it was monotheistic, patriarchal, hierarchical, and authoritarian - must be used to "opiate" (to paraphrase both Strauss and Marx) the people.

I would add one comment to your post. How is it that the Democratic Party has been taken over by gutless wonders? Why is it that not one Democrat has been heard over the month of August? Both parties can go to hell!

I am very sorry for one broad-brush remark that I made above. Congressman Conyers, Lee and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are the only true patriots left in our government. They have been the lonely voices in the wilderness and I cannot adequately express my appreciation for this fact. AND I say this as a proud, southern, white male.

You must be a good person, otherwise you wouldn't have corrected your error -- and I, being Southern as well, am proud of a fellow Southerner. I believe we have a lot of Democratic leaders who are trying to oppose so much of this insanity but it's a ferocious battle. Hang in there -- God (of whatever religion) is on our side because of our beliefs in truth, honesty, humility and goodness.

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