By Grace Reid
August 10, 2005
"Today is the beginning of the end of the occupation of Iraq"
Cindy Sheehan, Crawford, Texas; August 6, 2005
There has been some confusion about a meeting between Cindy Sheehan and George Bush in 2004 now being spun in the newspapers. More than that, there has been an attempt to smear Cindy Sheehan - to portray her as someone who does not know her own mind or heart - implying that she was consoled by Bush last June, and has become an anti-war activist in the last year. The polls say that 35% more of the American people have withdrawn their support for the war in the last year. The people are not buying the lies, and the media is, timidly, beginning to tell the truth. Sixty percent of the American people say that there was no legal or ethical basis for the war on Iraq, and that they do not support it.
Here are some basic facts about what has happened in America over the last four years that reveal the war on Iraq for what it is. Insane and criminal. Here are some facts and dates that should dispel any confusion in the media about Cindy Sheehan's confrontation with George Bush. "Mr. Bush, meet the truth."
Cindy Sheehan's son Casey was killed April 4, 2004.
She met with George Bush in June of 2004.
The war on Iraq is illegal. Kofi Annan said so September of 2004.
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iraq war illegal, says Annan UN chief Kofi Annan tells the BBC the Iraq war was illegal and warns elections..Thursday, 16 September, 2004, 09:21 GMT 10:21 UK
The war on Iraq is unconstitutional. Congress did not declare war.
Group sues to prevent war
Lawmakers, soldiers, parents seek injunction against Bush, Rumsfeld; Posted: February 13, 2003; 8:00 p.m. Eastern; © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com
Democratic lawmakers, United States soldiers and parents of servicemen filed a lawsuit today in federal court, claiming the imminent war with Iraq is illegal and unconstitutional.
Sixteen people, including six members of Congress, five active military personnel and parents of troops deployed seek an injunction against President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld from launching an invasion.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Boston, contends Bush will break the law if the United States invades Iraq.
"The president is not a king," the group's lead attorney, John Bonifaz, said at a news conference announcing the suit. "He does not have the power to wage war against another country absent a congressional declaration of war. Congress has not declared war."
The war on Iraq was not made legal by any argument since its inception. There were no WMD, as reported widely in the Media October 7, 2004.
CIA's final report: No WMD found in Iraq - Conflict in IraqIn his final report, the CIA's top weapons inspector in Iraq said Monday that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has gone "as far as feasible"
There was no connection with al Queda and Hussein/Iraq, as was widely reported in the media June of 2004.
Al Qaeda-Hussein Link Is Dismissed
By Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank; Washington Post Staff Writers; Thursday, June 17, 2004; Page A01
The Sept. 11 commission reported yesterday that it has found no "collaborative relationship" between Iraq and al Qaeda, challenging one of the Bush administration's main justifications for the war in Iraq.
There was no connection with the invasion of Iraq and 911, and it has not brought democracy or stability to Iraq... and would not, as reported by the Pentagon's own Defense Science Board in the fall of 2004.
US admits war for 'hearts and minds' is now lost; Neil McKay, Investigative Reporter, Sunday Herald;
Defense Science Board
Pentagon Defense Science Board Report 2004-12-13. "There is no yearning among Muslim `masses" to be liberated by the US. Their desire is to be liberated from what they see as the tyrannies that the U.S. promotes and defends.