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Sheehan: I Permanently Damaged My Brain

One thing you’ve got to hand to the folks at Soros front, Fenton Communications, they know how to drive up a nonentity’s Qand thereby assure a boost to their speaking fees.

Of course Mother Sheehan belongs to a speakers bureau. Of course she will accept "honorariums." I wonder what her honorarium rate is at the moment.

Here is her shingle at (another Soros front) Global Exchange:

Cindy Sheehan — Mother of Fallen U.S. Soldier

Hear an audio clip of Cindy speaking

Cindy Sheehan’s son Casey, a soldier, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. "Our family never agreed with the war or it’s reasons, but since Casey was killed, so many of the reasons and rationalizations that Bush has given have proven to be lies," Cindy said.

Since April, Cindy has traveled all over the country telling Casey’s story. She is also a member of Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org, as well as a founding member of Gold Star Families for Peace which is affiliated with MFSO.

In her talks, she touches on how the president has betrayed the American people and exploited the brave men and women in uniform to bring more profit to his friends. "My goal is to bring our troops home to try and save another mother from going through what I am going through."

If you have a few minutes to kill, do yourself a huge favor and click on the audio clip. It’s Mother Sheehan’s "teach in." It was recorded last April, before she became the meteoric media star we know today.

You will hear many marvelous things in her Valley Girl-esquemaunderings. Such as:

"I’m just a mom. A broken hearted mom. Doing what any mom would do."

"[Casey] knew and I knew that this war was not just."

"I knew I had been put in a prison I wasn’t going to get out of until I joined my son."

"Maybe Casey is dead because I didn’t work for peace."

"I believe [Casey] was telling me [from the grave], ‘you need to do whatever you can to bring my buddies back from that quagmire.’"

"We were all upset when [Bush] won again."

"I’m going to work until my last breath to have [Bush] impeached."

"Bush’s administration is another mistake we should correct as soon as possible."

"[I’m against] the upcoming war. I’m so terrified that our country, either our country, or we are going to allow Israel to attack Iran."

"Our kids that are over there are sitting ducks."

"People tell you 1,524 American soldiers [have died]. But that is only the soldiers who die in country. If they get one foot on the helicopter, or they die at Walter Reed, or Wiesbaden, Germany–they’re not counted. The low estimate for our own losses is 4,000. It’s hard enough being the mother of a soldier who counts. I can’t imagine being the mother of a dead soldier that doesn’t count."

"Every person who has been killed since the sham [2004] elections–that is innocent blood on the hands of Congress. They need to pull back the financing, they need to take away the authority from the maniacs who rule our country. The Neo-Con maniacs who rule our country need to have the authority taken away from them."

"I know I don’t sound very peaceful, but I’m pissed."

"When they came and told me that my wonderful gentle sweet son was killed, I collapsed on the floor and I screamed. I’m sure I did permanent damage to either my brain or my heart."

"The cruelest joke that God plays on you when he takes one of your kids, is that he doesn’t take you with that kid. If I had a choice, if an angel came and said, ‘do you want to live or die?’ I would say, ‘I want to die. Take me with my son.’ If I didn’t have three other kids, I would have had them bury me with Casey."

If hearing such insights isn’t worth the price of admission, I don’t know what is.

But you better book this Solon now. Cindy’s dance card is filling up fast:

Cindy Sheehan

Speaking Engagements

"Stop the Next War Now"

Mainstage at the Green Festival
Washington DC Convention Center
802 Mount Vernon Place NW (Just north of New York and Mass Avenues at M Street. Mt. Vernon Square Metro, on the Green Line metro)
Washington, District of Columbia

Cindy Sheehan will be speaking at the Green Festival along with co-authors of the book "Stop the Next War Now ": Medea Benjamin, Phyllis Bennis, Adrienne Maree Brown, Jodie Evans, Laura Flanders, Camilo Mejia, Rebecca Solnit, Fernando Suarez, Nina Utne and Diane Wilson. (The DC Green Festival runs September 24-25 at the DC Convention Center.)

They come by their slogans naturally. Here is a poster from the Presidential campaign of   Communist and convicted seditionist Eugene Debs:

As mentioned in Cindy’s ad, "Stop the Next War Now" is also the title of Medea (sic) Benjamin’s latest screed. Ultimately, it’s all about how we have to stop those evil Jews in Israel from invading peace-loving Iran.

In fact, Cindy even works this sentiment into her rant in the above linked "teach in." But Cindy isn’t anti-Semitic. No way. We’re just twisting her words–by reporting them.

Interestingly, several of Medea’s last few tomes have been homages to Fidel Castro and that Earthly paradise known as Cuba. Such as this page-turner:

Cuba: Talking About Revolution: Conversations with Juan Antonio Blanco

Available at fine Communist front bookstores everywhere.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 27th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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