Wednesday, August 10, 2005

They're Lining Up In Crawford

Well, well. This story continues to develop, and it seems like it might slowly be getting off the ground. Looks like more military families are on their way to join Cindy Sheehan. The story still isn't getting picked up on the national circuits, but it has made its way into the smaller, local papers. Maybe it'll work its way up the news food chain.

Military Families to Join Cindy Sheehan in Crawford
US Newswire

Tuesday 09 August 2005

Gold Star and military families from across country on their way to Texas.
Crawford, Texas - More members of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) are traveling to Texas to join the protest outside of President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, where he is vacationing for the month of August.

Starting today, Gold Star families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas and other states whose loved ones have died as a result of the war in Iraq will be joining one of their members, Cindy Sheehan, at the protest. Ms. Sheehan, whose son Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in Sadr City, Iraq on April 4, 2004, has been in Crawford since August 5th, demanding a meeting with the President. These families will be joined by military families with loved ones currently serving in Iraq or about to deploy or redeploy to Iraq. All of these families are coming to Crawford, Texas to share their stories about the personal costs of the war in Iraq and add their voices to the call for a meeting with President Bush.

On August 3, 2005 President Bush, speaking about the dreadful loss of life in Iraq in early August, said "We have to honor the sacrifices of the fallen by completing the mission... The families of the fallen can be assured that they died for a noble cause." Gold Star and military families coming to Crawford know that the cause was not noble; that their loved ones died, or are currently in harm's way, serving in a war based on lies.

In the first 8 days of August, 36 service members died in Iraq; countless Iraq children, women and men are dying each day. All of the families traveling to Crawford will carry the message to the vacationing President: Honor our fallen and honor our loved ones' service by ending the occupation, bringing the troops home now and taking care of them when they get here.

President Bush has consistently tried to hide, and to hide from, the cost of the war in Iraq. This August, these costs are being brought right to his doorstep.

Members of Gold Star Families for Peace and Military Families Speak Out who are traveling to Crawford will be available for interview beginning on Tuesday afternoon August 9th.

In the meantime, let's take a look at what Conservative bloggers (heh) have to say. Oh, what's that? She might have maybe met Michael Moore one time? Gotta love this quote from Pardon My English:

"I don't really know how much of a connection Sheehan has to Michael Moore -- just like her kind words for Bush at her FIRST meeting with him a year ago, you won't hear much about Cindy Sheehan's connection to Michael Moore in the liberal press. Most of them, like the New York Times on their editorial page today, are more interested in lauding Sheehan as some kind of anti-war martyr. When Bill O'Reilly mentioned the connection on his show tonight, I Googled Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore on Google News and came up empty. So I went to and found that the majority of the home page was dedicated to Cindy Sheehan so I figure there must be a hell of a connection."

Hahahaha. Oh, excuse me. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What a tool! "Oh noes, Michael Moore mentioned her, so they must no doubt be in cahoots!" In other news, I am now scheduling a three-way with Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore. I obviously am a stooge of Moore and connected to Sheehan, since, you know, I mentioned them twice on my blog. Goddamn liberal media is keeping this shit on the down low! Just like those scum!

Oh, and I'd also like to note that the above stupidity is the fourth result when you search Google News for Cindy. Yeah, that says something about Google, I'm just not sure what. Although, to be fair, there is a lot of left-wing stuff on the page, too. We just need to get the real news circuits covering this story.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:00 AM