The Real Truth From an Elected Official in WashingtOOn


I am posting this in case you haven’t read this yet. This is what we all must do. Dump the repubs AND the dems. I’m in love with Cindy Sheehan, I really am. She is the class of the congress as well as the conscience of our nation.

May 26, 2007
Dublin, Ireland

Dear Democratic Congress,

Hello, my name is Cindy Sheehan and my son Casey Sheehan was killed on
April 04, 2004 in Sadr City , Baghdad , Iraq . He was killed when the
Republicans still were in control of Congress. Naively, I set off on my
tireless campaign calling on Congress to rescind George's authority to
wage his war of terror while asking him "for what noble cause" did
Casey and thousands of other have to die. Now, with Democrats in
control of Congress, I have lost my optimistic naiveté and have become
cynically pessimistic as I see you all caving into as one Daily Kos
poster called: "Mr. 28%"

There is absolutely no sane or defensible reason for you to hand Bloody
King George more money to condemn more of our brave, tired, and damaged
soldiers and the people of Iraq to more death and carnage. You think
giving him more money is politically expedient, but it is a moral
abomination and every second the occupation of Iraq endures, you all
have more blood on your hands.

Ms. Pelosi, Speaker of the House, said after George signed the new weak
as a newborn baby funding authorization bill: "Now, I think the
president's policy will begin to unravel." Begin to unravel? How many
more of our children will have to be killed and how much more of Iraq
will have to be demolished before you all think enough unraveling has
occurred? How many more crimes will BushCo be allowed to commit while
their poll numbers are crumbling before you all gain the political
"courage" to hold them accountable. If Iraq hasn't unraveled in Ms.
Pelosi's mind, what will it take? With almost 700,000 Iraqis dead and
four million refugees (which the US refuses to admit) how could it get
worse? Well, it is getting worse and it can get much worse thanks to
your complicity.

Being cynically pessimistic, it seems to me that this new vote to
extend the war until the end of September, (and let's face it, on
October 1st, you will give him more money after some more theatrics,
which you think are fooling the anti-war faction of your party) will
feed right into the presidential primary season and you believe that if
you just hang on until then, the Democrats will be able to re-take the
White House. Didn't you see how "well" that worked for John Kerry in
2004 when he played the politics of careful fence sitting and
pandering? The American electorate are getting disgusted with weaklings
who blow where the wind takes them while frittering away our precious
lifeblood and borrowing money from our new owners, the Chinese.

I knew having a Democratic Congress would make no difference in
grassroots action. That's why we went to DC when you all were sworn in
to tell you that we wanted the troops back from Iraq and BushCo held
accountable while you pushed for ethics reform which is quite a
hoot...don't' you think? We all know that it is affordable for you all
to play this game of political mayhem because you have no children in
harm's way...let me tell you what it is like:

You watch your reluctant soldier march off to a war that neither you
nor he agrees with. Once your soldier leaves the country all you can do
is worry. You lie awake at night staring at the moon wondering if today
will be the day that you get that dreaded knock on your door. You can't
concentrate, you can't eat, and your entire life becomes consumed with
apprehension while you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Then, when your worst fears are realized, you begin a life of constant
pain, regret, and longing. Everyday is hard, but then you come up on
"special" upcoming Memorial Day. Memorial Day holds double
pain for me because, not only are we supposed to honor our fallen
troops, but Casey was born on Memorial Day in 1979. It used to be a day
of celebration for us and now it is a day of despair. Our needlessly
killed soldiers of this war and the past conflict in Vietnam have all
left an unnecessary trail of sorrow and deep holes of absence that will
never be filled.

So, Democratic Congress, with the current daily death toll of 3.72
troops per day, you have condemned 473 more to these early graves. 473
more lives wasted for your political greed: Thousands of broken hearts
because of your cowardice and avarice. How can you even go to sleep at
night or look at yourselves in a mirror? How do you put behind you the
screaming mothers on both sides of the conflict? How does the agony you
have created escape you? It will never escape me...I can't run far
enough or hide well enough to get away from it.

By the end of September, we will be about 80 troops short of another
bloody milestone: 4000, and will hold nationwide candlelight
vigils and you all will be busy passing legislation that will snuff the
lights out of thousands more human beings.

Congratulations Congress, you have bought yourself a few more months of
an illegal and immoral bloodbath. And you know you mean to continue it
indefinitely so "other presidents" can solve the horrid problem BushCo
forced our world into.

It used to be George Bush's war. You could have ended it honorably. Now
it is yours and you all will descend into calumnious history with BushCo.

The Camp Casey Peace Institute is calling all citizens who are as
disgusted as we are with you all to join us in Philadelphia on July 4th
to try and figure a way out of this "two" party system that is bought
and paid for by the war machine which has a stranglehold on every
aspect of our lives. As for myself, I am leaving the Democratic Party.
You have completely failed those who put you in power to change the
direction our country is heading. We did not elect you to help sink our
ship of state but to guide it to safe harbor.

We do not condone our government's violent meddling in sovereign
countries and we condemn the continued murderous occupation of Iraq .

We gave you a chance, you betrayed us.

Cindy Sheehan
Founder and President of
Gold Star Families for Peace.

Founder and Director of
The Camp Casey Peace Institute

Eternally grieving mother of Casey Sheehan

~ by ClapSo on May 28, 2007.

One Response to “The Real Truth From an Elected Official in WashingtOOn”

  1. I mention wiki’s and edemocrazy direct government and FOIA used to open government to the people.

    They ignore me.

    I talked to politicians and they waved the wand of vote for me and it will get better.

    I call BS!

    I think automated survalence on the government, and direct representation with fast and quick feedback with accountability set in will be the only way to chorale this wild monster.

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