"ICH" - It has been one month, one week, and 4 days since I sat
in a ditch in Crawford, Texas. My request was very simple: I wanted
to speak to the man who has sent over a million of our young people
over to fight, kill, and die in a country that was absolutely
no threat to the United States of America. I wanted to ask him:
"What is the Noble Cause that you keep talking about?"
all know now that George Bush never came down the road to talk
to me. Thank God! Many people have been saying that I am the "spark,"
"catalyst," "face of the anti-war movement," etc. I beg to differ.
George Bush and his arrogant advisers are the spark that lit the
prairie fire of peace activism that has swept over America and
the entire world. If he had met with me that fateful day in August
it would not have been good for him (because I knew he was going
to lie and I would have advertised that fact) but it would have
had less of an impact on the peace movement if he had.
on the events of this past August, I have come up with two reasons
George could not meet with me: He is a coward and there is no
Noble Cause. If George had as much courage and integrity in his
entire body as Casey had in his pinky, he would have met with
me. But, ironically, if George had that much courage and integrity
he never would have preemptively invaded a practically defenseless
country. His syncophantic cabinet and hangers-on are also incontrovertible
evidence that he is a coward. No one had better dare disagree
with him. How dare a mom from Vacaville, California, have the
nerve to contradict the emperor of Prairie Chapel Road!!??
he (George W Bush) have any
idea that the constitution that the
Iraqi governing body is working on
is based on Sharia and that it
undermines the freedoms of women?
Does he realize that for over 50 years
women had equal rights with men
in Iraq? Does George realize
(of course he does) that the puppet
government the US put in place in Iraq
comprised the very same people
who encouraged the invasion to line
their own pockets? What kind of
freedom and democracy is this?
All of the
"Noble Cause" reasons that George has variously given for the
invasion and continued illegal occupation of a sovereign nation
are also patently false and ridiculous. He has been claiming recently
(since he admitted a long time ago that Iraq had no WMDs or links
to 9/11) that this occupation of Iraq is spreading "freedom and
democracy" in the Middle East. Really? Does he have any idea that
the constitution that the Iraqi governing body is working on is
based on Sharia and that it undermines the freedoms of women?
Does he realize that for over 50 years women had equal rights
with men in Iraq?
Does George realize (of course he does) that the puppet government
the US put in place in Iraq comprised the very same people who
encouraged the invasion to line their own pockets? What kind of
freedom and democracy is this? If George is so hell bent on freedom
and democracy for Iraq, then why doesn't he practice it here in
America? Up to 62 percent of Americans believe that what George
has done in Iraq is a mistake and we should begin to bring our
troops home. Well, George, 62 percent is a clear majority and
you should begin to listen to the people who pay your salary.
He has also
claimed that what we are doing in Iraq is "making America safer."
Another statement that is easier to disprove than the "freedom
and democracy" baloney. To disprove this little bit of deception,
all we have to do is look at the Gulf States. Ask the people of
New Orleans, especially, if they feel safer. By misappropriating
all of our personnel, equipment and pouring billions of dollars
into the sands of Iraq, George has made our country more vulnerable
to attack by outside forces.
Also, from the cold and callous statements of people like Michael
Chertoff and George's own mama, the people of New Orleans seem
to be "acceptable" collateral damage to the ruling elite of this
country. It is my humble opinion that the only thing that will
make America safer is to get George and his unfeeling and dangerously
incompetent supporters out of our White House.
George is so hell bent on freedom
and democracy for Iraq, then why
doesn't he practice it here in America?
Up to 62 percent of Americans believe
that what George has done in Iraq
is a mistake and we should begin to
bring our troops home.
Well, George, 62 percent is a clear
majority and you should begin to listen
to the people who pay your salary.
We all now
know the reason that we are in Iraq. George told us so from a
break he was taking from Crawford in San Diego on the same day
that Katrina was hitting the Gulf States: it is for oil. It is
so George, Dick, and their evil buddies can rape more profits
from our children's flesh and blood. This is not a Noble Cause
- as a matter of fact, it is the most ignoble cause for any war
that has ever been waged.
We as Americans knew either in the front of our brains, or in
the back of our consciousness, that this war was to feed the corporations.
15 brave young Americans have been killed so far this month while
our attention has been focused, and rightfully so, on the Gulf
States. Over 200 innocent and unfortunate Iraqis have been killed
in this week alone. How much more blood are we as Americans going
to allow George, Congress, and the corporations to spill before
we demand an end to this war and an accounting for the lives that
have been needlessly ruined?
It is also
time to stop hemorrhaging money in Iraq. I witnessed the abject
poverty and sense of abandoment the less fortunate people of New
Orleans were living in even before the levees broke. It is time
to start pumping hope back into our own communities. It is time
to start taking care of Americans. How many millions of our tax
dollars are we going to allow George, Congress and the corporations
to misuse and waste in Iraq?
Not one more
drop of blood. Not one more life. Not one more penny for killing.
If you love
our country and want to see a change for the better, come to DC
on the 24th of this month and stand up and be counted for peace.
The entire world is counting on you.
more about Cindy at http://www.meetwithCindy.com
or about Gold Star Families for Peace at http://www.gsfp.org.
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