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Supporting Hillary


By Cindy Sheehan

I would love to support Hillary for President if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation, because she supports it.

I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again: As I won't support a pro-war Republican.

This country wants this occupation to end. The world wants the occupation to end. People in Iraq want this occupation to end.

Senator Clinton: taking the peace road would not prove you are weak. Instead, it would prove that you are the strongest and wisest candidate. As a mom, as an American, as a patriot: I implore you to have the strength and courage to lead the fight for peace.

I want to support you, I want to work for you, but like many American moms, I will resist your candidacy with every bit of my power and strength unless you show us the wisdom it takes to be a truly great leader.

Prove that you are "passionate" and reflect our nations' values and refusal to support imperialism, greed and torture.

Senator Clinton: come out against this occupation of Iraq. Not because it is the politically expedient thing to do but because it is the humane thing to do. If you want to make Casey's sacrifice count, bring the rest of his buddies home alive.

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I did meet with Sen. Clinton, along with Sen. Harry Reid, on September 22, 2005. No one has asked me how it went with Sen. Reid, but I've been asked about my meeting with Sen. Clinton many times. A few days earlier in Brooklyn, I had referred to her as waiting for a politically "expedient" moment to speak out against the war in Iraq. I, of course, think that this tactic is wrong, because politics has nothing to do with the slaughter going on in Iraq. No one asked the almost 2000 Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have been killed what political party they were rooting for. When a mother receives the news that her son or daughter has been killed for lies she never thinks "Oh no, how could this have happened? I am a Democrat(Republican)!!!"

Playing politics with our soldiers' lives is despicable.

I thought the meeting with Sen. Clinton went well. I thought she listened and heard what we had to say. I went with another Gold Star Mother, Lynn Braddach, and my sister, Dede Miller. After Sen. Reid left, Mrs. Clinton stayed for a few more moments and she told us that she had met with the other Gold Star Mothers who had a different view from ours. I said it didn't really matter, because our view is right. Lynn, Dede, and I don't want our loved ones to be used as political pawns to justify the killing spree in Iraq. I can't believe any mother who has had her heart and soul torn out would wish that on another mother. How often do the lies have to be exposed before every American (elected official, media representative, average citizen) wakes up and says, "enough killing is enough!"

I thought Mrs. Clinton listened, but apparently she didn't because immediately afterwards she said the following to Sarah Ferguson of the Village Voice:

"My bottom line is that I don't want their sons to die in vain... I don't believe it's smart to set a date for withdrawal... I don't think it's the right time to withdraw."

That quote sounds exactly like what the few Republicans I talked to that week said. Making sure that our children did not die in "vain" sounds exactly like something George Bush says. A "date" for withdrawal? That sounds like Rush Limbaugh to me. That doesn't sound like an opposition party leader speaking to me. What Sen. Clinton said after our meeting sounds exactly like the Republican Party talking points I heard from Senators Dole and McCain.

Sen. Clinton is in California today to raise money for her political campaigns. An invitation to one star-studded gala reads:

"We must stand with Senator Clinton as she stands up for what we believe in. Hillary is and always has been our champion in the White House and the Senate." And she's one of the "strongest, most passionate and intelligent Democrats."

I didn't get an invitation to any of the events, but maybe it's because she doesn't stand up for what I believe in. I don't believe in continuing this occupation of Iraq and I don't believe in killing more of our soldiers because my son has already been needlessly and tragically killed. I don't believe she is passionate. I think she is a political animal who believes she has to be a war hawk to keep up with the big boys. She is intelligent, there's no doubt about that. However, I believe that the intelligent thing for Democrats to do for 2006 and 2008 would be to come out strongly and correctly against the botched, bungled, illegal, and immoral occupation of Iraq.

62% of Americans now believe that this war is based on lies and betrayals and want our troops to start coming home. 53% of Americans want our troops to come home immediately. The last time I looked, Democrats did not comprise 62% of our population. Americans oppose this war in overwhelming numbers and it crosses party lines. Because America can see that the war in Iraq has fueled terrorism and has made the world and our country less secure. America can see that the murder of innocents is not a "right and left" issue, it is a "right and wrong" issue.

Sixty-nine of our best and brightest have been sent meaninglessly and unnecessarily to their premature deaths since I met with Mrs. Clinton on September 22 nd. Sixty-nine mothers and fathers and who knows how many spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, cousins, and friends have been meaninglessly and unnecessarily sent into tailspins of grief and emptiness since that meeting.

We all know that Sen. Clinton, along with many other Representatives and Senators voted to give George Bush the authority to invade a sovereign nation that was no threat to the USA. We know that they spinelessly abrogated their constitutional responsibility and duty to declare war. We (and most of them) know that voting to give an irresponsible person authority to wage war was a devastating mistake. But I know that knowing all of that will not bring my son or almost 2000 other Americans back and it won't bring back that nation's war dead, either.

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Ms. Sheehan. I am 110% with you regarding Hillary Clinton and the America you believe in. Looking and listening to Hillary Clinton is exactly the same as looking and listening to John Kerry. I sincerely hope that you and all of us, knowing what we ALL know today, will find a way to remove the monster George Bush from the presidency and do everything in our power to take on and stop all his murdering accomplices as Hillary Clinton most certainly is.
Ms. Sheehan, you are one of the few champions in America. Millions of us support you and need you to help us take back America. Thank you for your extraordinary courage that all of us and America are in such desperate need of.

Respectfully,
Thomas Vacanti
3967 Cumberland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323)496-2952
tvacanti@mac.com

Mr. Vacanti, I want to respond in complete agreement with your post in support of Mrs. Sheehan. My only suggestion is that everyone else who agrees when they read your post do as I am by adding their name and address in reply to it.

Richard J. Schaedler
426 Locust Road
Hellertown, PA 18055
richschaedler@mail2.myexcel.com

I also want to respond in complete agreement with all of y'all's posts, except for the 'Move to the Middle East' moron.

I find it funny that when you express your opinion in this country and it differs from what the government is exclaiming, there's always some myopic dolt who is quick to retort "Why don't you move to another country". Whatever, corn-skinner; why don't you move to my toilet.

Now, if only we could talk Cindy into running for president...

Scott Chwaliszewski
161 Phillips Dr.
Dallas, TX 75019
chwaliszewski@yahoo.com

Cindy, millions of Americans are with you and

I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again: As I won't support a pro-war Republican.

This country wants this occupation to end. The world wants the occupation to end. People in Iraq want this occupation to end !

You expect Hilary Clinton to oppose the war??? She has already sold herself to the lobbies supporting the war. No wonder she's a strong contender for the 2008 elections. As long as you have lobbies with macabre objectives and the likes of Hilary Clintons who are willing to sell themselves for the office you can never have genuine democracy. The only hope is to look for a somebody who cannot be swayed by any lobby. How about Gary Hart? I can't think of a candidate better qualified to lead the country.

Cindy, please move to the Middle East. You'll fit right in with the idiots there.

Perhaps you should consider taking you own advice. In any case, neither you nor Cindy need to move anywhere to find plenty of consummate idiots. In fact, if idiocy could win battles, Bush & Co really could take on the entire world single-handed, with a few megatons left over for "star-wars".

As for anyone reforming Hillary Clinton, however, there's not a snowball's chance in hell.

Simply said, "True that"!

Hillary stands with AIPAC...McCain stands with AIPAC....Pelosi stands with AIPAC.Bush stands with AIPAC. Dean stands with AIPAC...they all attended the AIPAC convention last May where AIPAC unraveled the plans for war with Iran. They all gave total suppport to the AIPAC agenda of more wars in the Middle East to secure Israel and US interests there.
We stand with Hillary...no Hillary is no leader she has no agenda she is campaigning for...she does the bidding of her supporters. When did politicians not stand by their own values and principles...but be directed by the minority of Americans... The loose term of American interests in the ME...what does that mean? The interests of big business not ordinary Americans. I live in Chicago not the ME...Just whose interests are we suppose to support? It would seem the interests of the moneyed class in this country. Should our children die for big business? Should we have to foot the bill for the costs for big business? Hey, these congress people have guaranteed health care for life, a pension, tax deductions, tax free campaign money, work only half the year...all at our expense...and they don't give a damn it we want to protect our children and their future...that inludes Hillary. Hey they sent them to war without the vests they need...and it took the Iraq Vets to make Congress send vests to the troops in Iraq. Good Morning America

Like you, I will not support pro-war Hillary, nor will I ever support any pro-war Democrat or Republican. They have no shame for the murderous rampage our country has conducted on false premises, premises which they condone by simply going along with the current situation. They have had their chance to speak out. There are plenty of brave, intelligent and decent people out there who could do a far better job of running our country.

I have been a contributing member to the DNC. Just recently the DNC contacted me to request more funds to help the Party gear up for Congressional races in 2006. They said, we could no longer tolerate business as usual in this country any longer. I told them that I agreed totally and politely informed them that once they got a contribution to the DNC from Cindy Sheehan, they could get back to me for my help. I would encourage all DNC members to make the same offer. After all money is the life blood of politics in America today.

Cindy Sheehan gives us a lecture on family values. But her family is suffering because Cindy Sheehan has, for some reason, neglected to have a headstone placed at Casey Sheehan's grave.

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If Hillary gets elected, does that make Bill the first lady? Condi '08!!!

Hillary is good, but Condi will/would beat Hillary in a monumental landslide.

Hillary knows the Iraq War is part of the war Islamic terrorists declared on America.

Cindy is not real smart, but she's smart enough to know this, too. But, Cindy won't let facts get in the way of her anti-war and anti-America agendas.

Peace is not possible as long as Islamic radicals want to rule the world. Any withdrawal (appeasement) by the U.S. will be a sign of weakness. Cindy is not only anti-war and anti-America, but also suicidal.

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