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Quotes Not Appearing In Sheehan’s Book

In light of the announcement of Mother Sheehan’s soon to be released book, it seems timely to dust off this collection of her previous pronouncements.

Here are some of al-Cindy’s remarks that won’t be appearing in her seditious screed:

On America

"We began the killing as soon as we stepped foot on these shores [of America] and the killing has gone on unabated for over 200 years."

"There has always been excuses for wars, but NONE of them have been good or valid."  


"I was raised in a country by a public school system that taught us that America was good, that America was just. America has been killing people, like my sister over here says, since we first stepped on this continent, we have been responsible for death and destruction. I passed on that bullshit to my son and my son enlisted. I’m going all over the country telling moms: ‘This country is not worth dying for.’

I would never have let [Casey] go and try and defend this morally repugnant system we have. The people are good, the system is morally repugnant.

They’re a bunch of f**king hypocrites! And we need to, we just need to rise up. We need a revolution!"


On 9/11

"9/11 was Pearl Harbor for the neo-conservatives’ agenda."


On The Jewish Plot

"Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel."

"My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel."

"Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11."


"[My son] was killed for a neo-con agenda that only benefits a very chosen few in this world. This agenda and their war machine will chew up and spit out as many of our children as they can unless we stop them now.

We should not let Israel/USA invade Syria or Iran."


"George Bush and his neo-conservatives killed my son."


On Abu Ghraib

"In addition, my son was killed after L. Paul Bremer inflamed the Shi’a by taking away their tv station and newspapers. The Abu Ghraib scandal was about to break in America…but it was well known by the Iraqi people that their citizens were being tortured and defiled in the prisons. My son was a sitting duck by the time 04/04/04 rolled around."


On Administration Officials

"Is there yet an American who can not clearly see that Dick Cheney…will say whatever he thinks is required to ultimately cause wealth and power to move to himself and to his friends? …need I defile this holy place with words like "Haliburton" and "Kellog, Brown & Root" and "torture" and "US weapons industry"?"

"Is there anyone in America who cannot yet see that Donald Runsfeld is a liar…that he, as with Hitler and Stalin….will say anything so long as he thinks it will help shape the world to his own liking? Is there even one, sane adult among us who cannot see that Donald Rumsfeld is a threat to our nation’s security and to peace on our beloved earth?"

"As soft-spoken and sincere-sounding as Paul Wolfowitz is, is there yet any sane adult in this country who’s skin does not crawl when this murderous liar opens his mouth and speaks? Am I the only person in this room who clearly sees that Paul Wolfowitz is a threat to our nation’s security…and to peace on our beloved earth?"


On Our Elected Leaders

"Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs…gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far."

"We’ve watched these thugs parade themselves before the whole world as if they are courageous advocates for Christian moral values…and for the spread of democracy."

"The US government is now ruled by murderous hypocrites…criminals who should be arrested, charged appropriately, confined behind bars."

"In their secret hiding places, while celebrating newly won fortunes with their fellow brass, these men must surely congratulate themselves with orgies of carnal pleasure as they mock the dwindling multitudes who are yet so blind as to mistake them for God’s devoted servants."


"Every member of Bush’s executive branch (past and present) and every member of Congress who voted to give George the authority to invade Iraq have innocent blood on their hands. For the next State of the Union address, maybe the hypocrites in Congress should shamefacedly display blood-soaked hands, instead of proudly wriggling fingers stained with ink to symbolize sham Iraqi elections."


"Then we have this lying bastard, George Bush…"

"So anyway that filth-spewer and warmonger, George Bush was speaking…"

"We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done."


"Congress gave away their responsibilities to declare war to someone they knew was a maniac. And they did it anyway."

"[Bush] violates the Constitution every time he opens his mouth."


"We’re watching you [Bush] very carefully and we’re going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people. Beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life."


"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."


"George Bush has been an incompetent failure his entire life. Fortunately, for humanity, he was just partying his way through school, running companies into the ground and being an alcoholic and cocaine abuser for most of that time… Now, though, his incompetence affects the world and is responsible for so many deaths and so much destruction. Innocent people are dying daily in this world. In the crush of the hurricane story, the fact that 950 people (mostly women and children) were trampled to death in Iraq was buried in the back sections. Those are 950 people who would still be alive if George Bush were not president. 950 people in Iraq and how many thousands in the Gulf States died while the emperor strummed a guitar and knocked a golf ball around? I really believe that George and his band of incompetent and dangerous thugs need to resign. It would be the only honorable and competent thing to do."


On Iraq’s Elected Leaders

"And if [Bush] says we have to get a government in place [in Iraq], I say ‘how many hands do you have, to pull everybody’s string?’ You know that is a puppet government. A sham government. It’s people who encouraged the invasion so they could get rich. They are feeding off of our children’s flesh and blood."


On The Reason For The Iraq War

"So it is official, Casey had his blood shed in Iraq for OIL. He died so we could pay over 3.00/gallon for gas. Like I suspected all along, my dear, sweet son: almost 1900 others; and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis died so the oil fields wouldn’t "fall into the hands of terrorists" and so George and his immoral band of greedy robber barons could become wealthier. Like I have said all along: how can these people sleep at night and how can they choke down their food knowing it is purchased off of the flesh and blood of others? We have found our "Noble Cause." And it is OIL."


On Paying Taxes

"Another thing that I’m doing is – – my son was killed in 2004, so I’m not paying my taxes for 2004. If I get a letter from the IRS, I’m gonna say, you know what, this war is illegal; this is why this war is illegal. This war is immoral; this is why this war is immoral. You killed my son for this. I don’t owe you anything. And if I live to be a million, I won’t owe you a penny."

"And I want them to come after me, because unlike what you’ve been doing with the war resistance, I want to put this frickin’ war on trial. And I want to say, ‘You give me my son, and I’ll pay your taxes.’"


On Terrorism

"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you’ll stop the terrorism."


"When I was growing up, it was Communists’. Now it’s Terrorists’. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything."


"The biggest terrorist is George W. Bush."


On Freedom Fighters

"We have decimated [Iraq], the borders are open. Freedom Fighters from other countries are going in. And they have created more terrorism by going into an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country.

Terrorism is growing. And people who never thought of being car bombers, suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."


On US Soldiers

"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."


"I DEFINITELY think that we should support war resisters in the military. "

"I know several people who are being court-martialed, and they need support–they need monetary support, they need our moral support, and they need to know that we’re with them."

"We need to encourage more people to do this. "


On Other Gold Star Moms

"I have been silent on the Gold Star Moms who still support this man and his war by saying that they deserve the right to their opinions because they are in as much pain as I am. I would challenge them, though, at this point to start thinking for themselves… I am starting to lose a little compassion for them. I know they have been as brainwashed as the rest of America, but they know the pain and heartache and they should not wish it on another. However, I still feel their pain so acutely and pray for these "continue the murder and mayhem" moms to see the light."


On Hurricane Katrina

"Well, George and I are leaving Crawford today. George is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego, so he will be heading to Louisiana to see the devastation that his environmental policies and his killing policies have caused. Recovery would be easier and much quicker if almost ½ of the three states involved National Guard were not in Iraq. All of the National Guard’s equipment is in Iraq also. Plus, with the 2 billion dollars a week that the private contractors are siphoning from our treasury, how are we going to pay for helping our own citizens in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama? And, should I dare say "global warming?" and be branded as a "conspiracy theorist" on top of everything else the reich-wingers say about me."


"What Bush’s Katrina shows once again is that my son died for nothing. If you listen to Bush –- and fewer and fewer are, thank goodness — we are in Iraq in part due to 9/11. All our president has been talking about has been protecting this country since 9/11. That’s why people voted for him in the last election. Katrina shows it’s all as sham, a fraud, a disaster as large as Katrina itself.

Hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of innocent lives wasted. What have we achieved? Nothing. Casey died for nothing and Bush says others have to die for those that have died already."


"If George Bush truly listened to God and read the words of the Christ, Iraq and the devastation in New Orleans would have never happened.

George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power."


"The Camp Casey movement has been struggling with how best we can help the government ravaged people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas…

The unnecessary tragedy in New Orleans is directly related to the unnecessary tragedy in Iraq: Unnecessary being the operative word."


"If [Bush] says he is making America safer, I say ‘ask the people in New Orleans if they feel safe.’"


On Concern For Others

"Why does Terry Schiavo deserve to live more than my son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan?"


On Brain Damage

"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."


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