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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

cindy sheehan progress report

As most everyone knows by now, Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Mother, is camped outside of the President's Crawford, Texas Ranch, waiting to have a few words with him.

Her Daily Kos Diary from yesterday can be found here.

Amid rumours of possible arrest and criticism from the right, she is holding her ground and will not be deterred from her goal: to ask the President some hard questions about this war and the meaning of her son's death as well as all of those who have died because of this administration's decision to invade Iraq.

As for the criticism coming from her detractors, she has this to say:

Another big story that was going on today was about my first meeting with Bush in June of 2004. For you all I would like to clarify a few things. First of all, I did meet with George, and that is not a secret. I have written about it and been interviewed about it. I will stand by my recounting of the meeting. His behavior was rude and inappropriate. My behavior in June of 2004 and is irrelevant to what is going on in 2005. I was in deep shock and deep grief. The grief is still there, but the shock has worn off and the deep anger has set in. And to remind everybody, a few things have happened since June of 2004: The 9/11 commission report; the Senate Intelligence report; the Duelfer WMD report; and most damaging and criminal: the Downing Street Memos. The VERY LAST THING I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS IS: Why do the right wing media so assiduously scrutinize the words of a grief filled mother and ignore the words of a lying president?

It matters not one whit what her original reaction was or how she originally handled it. It doesn't matter at what moment she realized she had been lied to or at what point her response to that realization became outrage.

What matters and the only thing that matters about this situation is that she has been deceived and her son (and many other sons and daughters) paid the ultimate price to support that deception. She has the right to have her questions answered as do all Americans.

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