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You Get What You Vote For!


You Get What You Vote For!
By Cindy Sheehan | Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

On Monday, November 30, the Peace of the Action Coalition will be sending out a press release condemning the escalation and announcing our Mother of all Protests (MOAP) that will begin in the spring.

The so-called anti-war movement currently finds itself in somewhat of a quagmire: What to do when the man you raised money for, volunteered for, and yes, even voted for, actually fulfills one of his most repulsive campaign promises?

First of all, I never understood why, or how, peace people could support someone who voted to pay for the wars while he was a Senator and was quite clear on the fact that he would increase violence in Afghanistan and perform a slow, painful and very incomplete withdrawal from Iraq. Principles that were proclaimed so loudly while Bush was president get shoved aside and buried now that a Democrat is president and how do you get your principles back from the dung-pile of selling out?

Secondly, On January 23rd of a rapidly dissipating 2009, Barack Obama perpetrated his first war crime (as president) by authorizing a drone attack in Pakistan. In February of this same year, he ordered an increase of roughly 20,000 more troops to Afghanistan: more war crimes, no corresponding outcry. However, when I cried out, I was roundly attacked by the “left” for not giving Obama a “chance.” 2009 is going to be the most deadly year for our troops and Afghan and Pakistani civilians on record. I think George Bush is calling: he wants his Nobel Peace Prize back. Read more.

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No, I didn't get what I voted for. I voted for Ralph Nader!

Oh yeah.. I TOLD YOU SO!

March onward to the cliff!

Al K.

I am with Cindy, no more bullshit protest walking around to make me feel good. If it is not a consistent vigil/protest on a certain day in a certain place than it has little impact. To gather on Tuesday/Wednesday for a protest is just a gathering and nothing more. Read what Cindy is saying and start planning for the spring, when you are ready to do something let me know I will stand with you but “SHUT IT DOWN.”

We should also make a statement of outrage when obama makes his statement on Tuesday, but plan on something to support what Cindy and the MOAP are planning. Are you ready yet????

www.IndividualsForJustice.org

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