Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's War

Mojo blog has a interesting blog today incorporating quotes in their commentary. I'm excerpting some comments and quotes here but to enjoy it in its entirety, please visit Mojo.

"The Army's wheels are going to come off in the next 24 months. We are now in a period of considerable strategic peril. It's because Rumsfeld has dug in his heels and said, I cannot retreat from my position." -General Barry McCaffrey to Time Magazine.

L. Paul Bremer inflamed the Shi'ite Militia into a rebellion which resulted in the deaths of Casey and 6 other brave soldiers who were tragically killed in an ambush. Bill Mitchell, the father of Sgt. ... This is a picture of Casey when he was 7 months old. It's an enlargement of a picture he carried in his wallet until the day he was killed. He loved this picture of himself. It was returned to us with his personal effects from Iraq. He always sucked on those two fingers. When he was born, he had a flat face from passing through the birth canal and we called him Edward G' short for Edward G. Robinson. How many of you have seen your child in his/her premature coffin? It is a shocking and very painful sight. The most heartbreaking aspect of seeing Casey lying in his casket for me, was that his face was flat again because he had no muscle tone. He looked like he did when he was a baby laying in his bassinette. The most tragic irony is that if the Downing Street Memo proves to be true, Casey and thousands of people should still be alive." -Cindy Sheehan testifying at Rep. Conyer's basement hearings into the Downing Street Memo

"The world has seen, in the last 3 1/2 years, the capability of the United States of America to go into Afghanistan . . . and with 20,000, 15,000 troops working with the Afghans do what 200,000 Soviets couldn't do in a decade. They've seen the United States and the coalition forces go into Iraq. . . . That has to have a deterrent effect on people." -Donald Rumsfeld testifying before the House Armed Services Committee in March, 2005

As it happens, Sheehan was one of the unexpectedly deterred and now, along with 1,846 other American soldiers, is interred....

"So who are we honoring here?" -George Bush on arriving for a meeting with families of the bereaved, including Cindy Sheehan and her husband on June 17, 2004.