| Honoring and Thanking Cindy Sheehan
Eric Nielsen 5.29.7
Bless your lovely lord Jesus for Cindy Sheehan. And, bless all the lords, heavens and empty hells for a mother like Cindy Sheehan. Where are the fucking peace concerts this summer? Where are the other Mothers demanding an audience with George Bush to explain the deaths of their sons and daughters? Where are the Democrats on this one? Hats off to Obama and Clinton for two of the only a handful of votes against continued war funding. They had to vote that way. The anti war voting block is gaining momentum. This administration bullied itself down the democrats throat again. The american public is tired of being pushed around, wasting so much money, watching the lives of young Americans cracked open and wasted in Iraq.
We understand your stepping down Cindy. You've sacrificed your son, marriage, freedom, money and health in such a way as to always have the respect and honor of so many millions of people in the world. We watch and understand you from afar. The election this next year will be another litmus test against the war and all that it stands for. America is waking up to the really wicked and devious ways of this administration (torture, the environment, spying on americans, stem cell research, spending, debt, energy, cronyism). The small victories in spending for democratic projects only focus attention on the twisted and backwards ways of business as usual in Washington. Pro war funding democrats should beware.
As this last vote may have been the straw that broke the camel's back for Cindy Sheehan, let us use this last congressional vote to pressure democrats and republicans alike who voted to continue the war as a symbol of thankfulness and remembrance to Cindy Sheehan. It's time for a mass of us to stand up now and take her place. This is an issue that can win for democrats in Congress and for president. Mainly because it's the correct position, to honor life.
Regardless of any planned troop draw down before the '08 elections this populace can see a clear black and white line between those who fund an illegitimate war and those who oppose it.