Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mother of dead soldier vilifies Bush over war

Posted on Tue, Jun. 14, 2005
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Cindy Sheehan, left,  president of the Gold Star Families for Peace and other touring activists were greeted by supporters after arriving at a rally on the Freedom and Faith tour bus at a lawn on the grounds of the Red Mile track in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, June 13, 2005.
Pablo Alcalá, Staff
Cindy Sheehan, left, president of the Gold Star Families for Peace and other touring activists were greeted by supporters after arriving at a rally on the Freedom and Faith tour bus at a lawn on the grounds of the Red Mile track in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, June 13, 2005.

Mother of dead soldier vilifies Bush over war


PRESIDENT RIDICULED AT INTERFAITH RALLY



HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

The president of Gold Star Families for Peace, a mother who lost a son in Iraq, criticized the United States' "illegal and unjust war" yesterday during an interfaith rally in Lexington.

Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, Calif., accused President Bush of lying to the nation about a war which has consumed tens of billions of dollars and claimed more than 1,700 American lives -- including the life of Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan.

Sheehan was one of more than a dozen activists who were scheduled to speak at yesterday's anti-war rally at the Red Mile, which was organized by the Clergy and Laity Network and co-sponsored by dozens of liberal religious organizations.

Sheehan ridiculed Bush for saying that it's "hard work" comforting the widow of a soldier who's been killed in Iraq.

"Hard work is seeing your son's murder on CNN one Sunday evening while you're enjoying the last supper you'll ever truly enjoy again. Hard work is having three military officers come to your house a few hours later to confirm the aforementioned murder of your son, your first-born, your kind and gentle sweet baby. Hard work is burying your child 46 days before his 25th birthday. Hard work is holding your other three children as they lower the body of their big (brother) into the ground. Hard work is not jumping in the grave with him and having the earth cover you both," she said.

Since her son's death, Sheehan has made opposition to the Bush administration a full-time job.


more at http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/11888623.htm

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