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The Ecstasy Of St. Cindy – On Being Arrested

The latest of our wannabe martyred mother, from those masters of objectivity at the Associated Press via their spiritual brethren at Al-Jazeera:

Sheehan Arrested During Anti-War Protest

Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son’s death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.

Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching."

Sheehan’s 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in an ambush in Sadr City, Iraq, last year. She attracted worldwide attention last month with her 26-day vigil outside President Bush’s Texas ranch.

Sheehan was among several hundred demonstrators who marched around the White House on Monday and then stopped in front and began singing and chanting "Stop the war now!"

The demonstration is part of a broader anti-war effort on Capitol Hill organized by United for Peace and Justice, an umbrella group. Representatives from anti-war groups were meeting Monday with members of Congress to urge them to work to end the war and bring home the troops.

The protest following a massive demonstration Saturday on the National Mall that drew a crowd of 100,000 or more, the largest such gathering in the capital since the war began in March 2003.

On Sunday, a rally supporting the war drew roughly 500 participants. Speakers included veterans of World War II and the war in Iraq, as well as family members of soldiers killed in Iraq.

"I would like to say to Cindy Sheehan and her supporters don’t be a group of unthinking lemmings. It’s not pretty," said Mitzy Kenny of Ridgeley, W.Va., whose husband died in Iraq last year. The anti-war demonstrations "can affect the war in a really negative way. It gives the enemy hope."

No mention of ANSWER, or who the UFPJactually are. No mention of this being the plan all along, as this was long ago designated to be the day of massive "civil disobedience."

Note too that the AP is now parroting the lie of there having been "100,000 or more" at the Support The Terroristsrally. It’s almost as if our one party media wantsthe US to lose the war — a war we’ve already won. But that couldn’t be, could it?

But we all know this wasn’t a media stunt.

No way.


Enjoy actual video footage of Mother Sheehan’s agonizing arrest by Bush’s fascist jack-booted hirelings:

Hopefully, while the police have our hero mother in custody, they will question her about the hundreds of thousands of dollars she and the Veterans For Peace scammed under the guise of doing Katrina relief.

Probably Cindy wouldn’t be quite so giddy answering inquiries about her role in that despicable fraud.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 26th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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