Friday, August 05, 2005

We Are Going to Crawford to stop the killing, by Cindy Sheehan, GSFP

We Are Going to Crawford to stop the killing
by CindySheehan
Thu Aug 4th, 2005 at 06:45:51 PDT

Dear Friends and Supporters,

George Bush said speaking about the dreadful loss of life in Iraq in August: (08/03/05): "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."

In reaction to these two assinine and hurtful statements, members of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) are going to George's vacation home in Crawford, Tx this Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 am to confront him on these two statements.

1. We want our loved ones sacrifices to be honored by bringing our nation's sons and daughters home from the travesty that is Iraq IMMEDIATELY, since this war is based on horrendous lies and deceptions. Just because our children are dead, why would we want any more families to suffer the same pain and devastation that we are.

2. We would like for him to explain this "noble cause" to us and ask him why Jenna and Barbara are not in harm's way, if the cause is so noble.

3. If George is not ready to send the twins, then he should bring our troops home immediately. We will demand a speedy withdrawal.

GSFP will be joined by members of Veteran's for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, and Crawford Peace House.

We GSFP members will not leave until we get answers from George Bush. We deserve and expect him to welcome us with answers to as why our loved ones are dead.

Every worker for peace, every worker for justice, every person who wants our country back are welcomed to join us on Saturday. Show George Bush that we mean business. Be there to support us family members who have already been through so much. We are fighting for our country, our world, especially the children.

Crawford is about 2 hours from Dallas where the VFP Convention is being held this weekend. There will be car pools from the convention.


Bring water and hats...we plan on staying until we are arrested or satisfied with the answers. (I am betting on jail).

Please pass this email on to your friends, lists, and media.

For more info: call
Cindy Sheehan
I will be in Dallas starting tomorrow evening.

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Lietta Ruger said...

Mother of Fallen Soldier in Iraq, Arrested, Jailed

This week's coming headlines, Cindy. Whoa, you weren't kidding about going to Crawford, and I'm proud to see MFSO, VFP, IVAW going with you! Who knows what will happen when you get to Crawford ranch, but the timing might be right for a different outcome than we saw with Max Cleland and Sue Niederer. BTW, folks, Cindy knows Sue and well knows most every military family who has spoken out on the war in Iraq this past 2 + years. She is in the company of supportive friends.

I am member military family of Military Families Speak Out, Pacific Northwest( chapter
and unfortunately not as able to do the travelling to participate in the more national events of our mutual organizations. I do my speaking out publicly more in our Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon. Cindy calls me her coastal state friend.

This week another military family in AZ had reason to travel to Texas to visit their Marine friend who suffered severe burns in IED explosion in Iraq and was taken to burn unit in Texas. She phoned me after returning home and dissolved into tears of despair having seen the burn unit victims and the young soldiers minus legs and arms. She said it is indescribeable, and every American ought to see first hand what is happening to our soldiers. She said they would all march to Crawford, Texas to demand an end to war and to bring our young home now.

She describes a proud young Marine, completely covered in gauze and the indignity of lying exposed with only a towel to cover his privates. She describes 'the babies without limbs' and I was confused for a moment, thinking she saw youngsters, which she clarified as 19-20 yr olds, limbless now as their adult lives are just beginning. She said she wanted to take a trip to Crawford and drag the President to see first hand what she just saw at the burn unit in Texas. She could say no more, only cry the tears of heart-wrenching horror.

All who can, please Go to Crawford with Cindy and the GSFP, MFSO, VFP,IRAW, Code Pink, and Crawford House delegation and give real support for our soldiers and their families. I hope this steps up a notch the action steps our movements are taking in their long vigilant efforts to end this craziness BUT they cannot do it alone, folks. We need the American public in step right along with us all in our efforts.

Speak for military families, speak for the troops because sometimes the emotional toll is so great the families are left without words to express what is unexpressable. And it ain't yellow magnets that will do the job, and it ain't divided camps of pro or anti war in Iraq, and it ain't media who pits military family against military family in their little segments of 'balanced' news reports. I know from my own experiences and those of our other military family members experiences, that the average citizens do care....deeply. It matters, believe me.

Cindy, and delegation, if you are arrested and jailed, I'll make sure to find a way to travel to Texas!

Lietta Ruger, member family of MFSO (
with 2 loved ones, Iraq veterans facing 2nd deployments to Iraq under Stop Loss.

my blog Dying to Preserve the Lies "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi

Lietta Ruger said...

Oh, I was able to go to Crawford after all; one of several military families that went to stand with Cindy..that first week of Camp Casey. Who knew it was going to become as big as it became .. and I was there to participate and see it from almost the beginning.

President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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