14 August 2005

Cindy has lit a spark where Americans can identify with the human costs of the war

Cindy Sheehan has stolen President Bush's "frame" in her Crawford, Texas vigil, that asks what noble cause her son died for. Crawford, Texas is now the epicenter of the anti-war protest, complete with counter-protestors in support of the President.

Sheehan is prominently featured in a new television ad sponsored by Gold Star Families for Peace that continues to probe the President for the truth about the reasons for the illegal, immoral Iraq invasion.

He was only 24 and he died in his best friend’s arms," Sheehan says in the ad, directed at President Bush. "Casey was so good and so honest why can’t you be honest with us?"

"You were wrong about the weapons of mass destruction-you were wrong about the link between Iraq and Al Qaeda—you lied to us and because of your lies my son died," she adds.

Sheehan has handled herself admirably, despite the onslaught of neconservative attack poodles who salivate for the blood of a grief stricken mother.

This story continues to heat up, and you can follow along with Cindy's online diary or local KXXT 1010 AM radio producer Ernie Hancock who's journeyed to Crawford and is posting frequent audio updates. Or the Lone Star Iconoclast, local Crawford newspaper, and their coverage of Camp Casey.


I have been booted or not allowed to post on three web blogs, two conservative and one liberal.


So here I am, back at azplace.net.

Thank you Naum, for your tolerance.

I only wish more people posted here.