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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

from little things, big things grow...

Warning: This story may break your heart.

Mother of Soldier Slain in Iraq Speaks Out By Kay Liss, Lincoln County News:
She held up family photos of her son Casey as a toddler, at his confirmation, as a 21-year-old in boot camp and then, the photo that appeared in The New York Times last April, of his coffin, his brother kissing it to say goodbye.

Many in the audience at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta on Tuesday night were unable to hold back tears along with Cindy Sheehan, mother of a slain American soldier in the Iraq War. Sheehan has been traveling around the country speaking out against the war and was invited to speak here by the newly formed Peace and Justice Coalition of Lincoln County and Citizens Offering New Alternatives (CONA), with participation from Veterans for Peace and the Maine Green Independent Party.

Opening her heart-wrenching talk, she said, “I am not a political expert or a pundit. I’m just a broken-hearted mother.” Sheehan said she hoped she wouldn’t offend anyone in the audience, but her purpose in speaking out was to raise awareness of “the travesty of this war” and to help bring the troops home.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

I don't know if this ever made the Aussie papers, but the press is totally off-limits to the U.S. Air Force Base in Delaware where the coffins bearing the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq arrive stateside. Neddless to say, this is governmental censorship and the Bush administration has been using this tactic to disguise the sickening, sad truth of the reality of all of the neddless deaths over this lie of a war! This is the same Bush who has the audacity to stand in front of the American people and talk about "freedom" being the most essential human right. Fucking lying bastard!

February 02, 2005 3:09 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

And that's just the deaths, Jeff. There are many more wounded. This, from Seymour Hersch:"And the wounded ones come back, and there's wards that you will never hear about. That's wards -- you know about the terrible catastrophic injuries, but you don't know about the vegetables. There's ward after ward of vegetables because the brain injuries are so enormous. As you maybe read last week, there was a new study in one of the medical journals that the number of survivors are greater with catastrophic injuries because of their better medical treatment and the better armor they have. So you get more extreme injuries to extremities."

February 02, 2005 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just listened to the comments of a mother in Missouri who's son was killed in Iraq: "He was the 'all American boy.' He loved his guns. He just wanted to go and kill something - coon, deer."

Make of this what you will!

DS

February 12, 2005 1:34 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

...and Iraquis pissed off at oil-stealing invaders.

February 12, 2005 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that's what's so cool about being a pseudo-christian; you get to act like satan, but still go to heaven!!! Who could ask for anything more?

DS

February 12, 2005 10:04 PM  

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