Dear President Bush
Dear President Bush
Foreword by Howard Zinn





Torture Is A War Crime
Jul 15, 2007
Torture Is A War Crime
by Cindy Sheehan

Journey For Humanity and Accountability - Day 5

Today our Journey took us to Ft. Benning, Ga, where the cancer of the School of Americas (WINSEC) is housed. I have written on torture before and I believe that BushCo’s policy of imprisoning people without their basic due process and torturing them is one of the grossest breeches of international and American law and one of the overriding reasons that they should be impeached. - commondreams.org

Justice Should be Color-Blind
Jul 25, 2007
Justice should be color-blind, but we all know that it still is not.

Historically, there are many cases, perhaps thousands if not millions, disputing the blindness of justice; but when I think about this contradiction, a few cases jump to my mind... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Cindy Sheehan Announces Challenge to Pelosi in '08, Gets Arrested
Jul 24, 2007
Cindy Sheehan Announces Challenge to Pelosi in '08, Gets Arrested
By Nick Juliano and Michael Roston

Sheehan's protest in Conyers office draws police while she hopes her '08 congressional challenge to Nancy Pelosi draws support. - AlterNet.org

Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Congress
Jul 24, 2007
WASHINGTON - Calling for the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, Cindy Sheehan and 45 fellow Iraq war protesters were arrested on Monday after they refused to leave a U.S. lawmaker’s office and adjoining hallway, authorities said. - commondreams.org

We Must Move Beyond Politics as Usual
Jul 24, 2007
We Must Move Beyond Politics as Usual
By CINDY SHEEHAN

The feedback I have been receiving since I announced that I would challenge U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for her House seat -- unless she gives impeachment the go-ahead -- has been running about 3-to-1 positive. - Counter Punch

Petty and Cruel Dictator
Sep 25, 2007
"BushCo has fought the Supreme Court and Congress for the right to hold thousands of humans without their human rights of due process and they have also been strenuously committed to the strategy of torture—or “enhanced interrogation methods” as the Ministry of Truth likes to call it. A Reverend gets beaten down in the halls of Congress; nooses are being hung in the south; students are being tased on campuses and Congress is censuring Freedom of Speech…how much evidence do we need before we decide that something is profoundly wrong in present-day America?" - Cindy Sheehan, CommonDreams.org

A Personal Vision for Cindy Sheehan’s Campaign
Aug 10, 2007
"Remarks of Daniel Ellsberg at a press conference August 9, 2007 at which Cindy Sheehan announced her independent candidacy for the 8th Congressional District of California, an office now held by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House."

- Daniel Ellsberg, CommonDreams.org

It's Up to Us
Jul 24, 2007
Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 14

I am lying in my hotel bed at the end of a very busy, productive, yet sad day.

About 300 people gathered today and marched the 3½ miles from the entrance of Arlington Cemetery to Congressman John Conyers' office to demand impeachment and accountability from one of the leading figures in American politics for the last four decades... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Time's Up, Congress! Impeach Now!
Jul 23, 2007

Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 14

Our Constitution established a tri-partite system of government, with the notion that each branch of government would act as a check on the other two. Unfortunately, for the last 6 years, the Republicans in Congress have largely viewed themselves as defenders of the Bush Administration, instead of a vital check on overreaching by the Executive Branch. By doing so, I believe they have acted to the detriment of our Constitutional form of government... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Let's get away from usual party politics
Jul 22, 2007
The feedback I have been receiving since I announced that I would challenge U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for her House seat -- unless she gives impeachment the go-ahead -- has been running about 3-to-1 positive. Some people have offered to quit their jobs to move to California's Eighth Congressional District to help my possible campaign. People are lining up to donate and help, and I am again very grateful and touched beyond belief by the generosity and energy of my fellow Americans... - Cindy Sheehan, The San Francisco Chronicle

Give War a Chance
Jul 19, 2007
Journey for Humanity and Accountability - Day 9

Being in the Deep South has been a very interesting experience. As George's approval numbers hover down somewhere in Congress's range and approval for their war is shrinking, we have encountered very little opposition to our message, but the opposition we have encountered has been vile, abusive, and potentially dangerous... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Harming Civilians is a War Crime
Jul 17, 2007
The Journey for Humanity and Accountability took a two-day hiatus in Charlotte, NC while I traveled home to the Bay Area to attend the memorial service of a dear friend of mine. The rest of the group used the time in Charlotte to repair tires, rest, catch up on e-mails, and help work on the next few stops. In the meantime, to the consternation of the Democratic blogosphere, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has 7 more days to put impeachment back on the table. Very few people on these blogs recognize the fact that it's not my fault that Ms. Pelosi is not doing her job... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Strange Bedfellows
Jul 12, 2007
Since I announced my challenge to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a few days ago, I have been very thrilled that issues such as impeachment and the inherent corruption of the "two" party system have been brought to the forefront of public discourse. Every interview I have done has given me the opportunity to throw the impeachment issue out there. The democratic blogosphere has predictably lined up against me and must be very frightened because they are repeating the scandalous lies of the right. Wow, the right and left are finding common ground over slandering me. I must be a uniter... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Cindy for Congress?
Jul 9, 2007
Well, the cat got out of the bag early as it so often does. I was going to announce on July 10 (my 50th birthday) before our Journey for Humanity that I would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she didn't put impeachment back on the table before our tour reached DC on July 23. Impeachment was never hers to take off the table as it is a Constitutional remedy for BushCo, not an optional smorgasbord choice. However, the story was leaked to the AP and we couldn't keep the big announcement under wraps... - Cindy Sheehan, BuzzFlash

Cindy Sheehan: Zombie
Jun 25, 2007
Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?
...
- Buzzflash

Turn Turn Turn
Jun 19, 2007
There is a season for peace—I hope for all of our sakes we reach it soon.

Cindy would like to invite everyone to her 50th Birthday Party and Camp Casey final celebration the weekend of July 6 to 8, 2007 at Camp Casey in Crawford, TX
RSVP to CampCaseyMom@yahoo.com or Tiggerloli@aol.com - Cindy Sheehan, Common Dreams

Summer of Love ‘07: On a Journey for Humanity
Jul 5, 2007
The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people’s movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are in office the less chance we have of recovering the heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the planet from corporate and individual waste and pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a perfect world: incarceration for the criminals against humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken today.Since the announcement of the Walk, circumstances have changed. Rev. Lennox Yearwood is not going to have his hearing for Conduct Unbecoming until the end of August, and we were going to begin our walk after his hearing on July 12th in Macon, GA. So consequently, we are going to begin our Journey on July 10th in Crawford, Texas... - Cindy Sheehan, Commondreams

Why Cindy Sheehan 'retired'
May 31, 2007

Cindy Sheehan's done it again. In 2005 she made the invisible visible. The bereaved mom of a US soldier killed in Iraq, Sheehan cried in public, cursed in public and gave public voice to what for many was until then a private question. Why did my son die, she asked the president: "What is the noble cause?"...

- Laura Flanders, The Guardian UK

Cindy Sheehan's Farewell
May 31, 2007
Cindy Sheehan never set out to be the face of the antiwar movement. She was a mom thrust by an ugly circumstance and a lovely faith to the forefront of a movement that was struggling to find its voice. She gave it that voice as an honest player who spoke her mind--sometimes intemperately, often imperfectly, always sincerely--and backed up her words with actions. Her unscripted activism allowed her to succeed where others had failed in touching hearts and calling the disengaged, the disenchanted and the downright angry to believe once more in the prospect that citizens can make real the promise of the American experiment... - The Nation

How Cindy Sheehan Unmasked the Democrats
Jun 4, 2007
Cindy Sheehan is the Founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace. When her son Casey was killed in Iraq in the spring of 2004, she threw herself into the campaign to end the war.

Sheehan became a thorn in the side of President Bush, following him wherever he went. She camped outside the White House and established "Camp Casey" next to the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas. Her challenge to the president was simple and heartfelt...

- Susan Rosenthal, Counterpunch

Good Riddance Attention Whore
May 29, 2007

I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such “liberal blogs” as the Democratic Underground. Being called an “attention whore” and being told “good riddance” are some of the more milder rebukes.

- by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan Steps Down as the Face of the Antiwar Movement
May 30, 2007
We turn to Cindy Sheehan, who has just announced she is stepping away from the antiwar movement after two years of being the nation's most visible critic of the war in Iraq. She began speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq after her twenty-four-year-old son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in Sadr City on April 4, 2004. Cindy Sheehan made headlines around the world in August 2005, when she staged a camp out to pressure President Bush to meet her as he vacationed at his Crawford estate... - Alternet/ Democracy Now!

Friends don't help friends commit war crimes
May 24, 2007
On the very early Saturday morning, eight days before Casey was killed in Baghdad, I received a phone call from him. He was still in Kuwait. He talked about the heat, about heading to Baghdad the following week; he was on his way to mass, then he told me about stopping in Shannon Airport, Ireland on the First Cav's way to Kuwait... - BuzzFlash

Ramping Up the Call to Action: Mothers Tell Congress to End the War Now
May 23, 2007
On May 14, 2007, hundreds of women, and some men who supported them, gathered in Washington, DC, for the "Mother of a March," scheduled for the Monday after Mother's Day. Cindy Sheehan, and a group of mothers who have sons and daughters in Iraq, led a crowd of activists across downtown DC and to the Capitol Building, where they blocked a main intersection and brought traffic to a standstill for over an hour. There was a fascinating showdown between the police and the activists, civil disobedience, and arrests. Sheehan called on participants to move out of their comfort zone and to put their bodies on the line in calling for an end to the war... - Indybay

Street Heat
May 15, 2007
When we left Lafayette Park yesterday, there were 3,396 Americans dead in Iraq. When we got to the Capitol about 45 minutes later, the count was up to 3,398 and when we got out of jail 8 hours later, 3,401 were gone... - BuzzFlash

Cindy Sheehan speaks in Chico
May 9, 2007
Cindy Sheehan was an ordinary person.

When she spoke at Chico State on Wednesday night, she used herself to show that one person is all it takes. She was greeted with a standing ovation, cheering and flashes of the peace sign... - Ashley Gebb, The Orion

Kent State 37 Years Later
May 7, 2007
First of all, I would just like to say that I am not only in favor of impeaching George Bush and Dick Cheney, but of trying them for war crimes and locking them both up in Guantanamo for the rest of their lives! I also agree with Tom (Hayden) that an "anti-war" movement is basically a self-destructive movement, because when our objectives are achieved, the movement is over. That is why we must call ourselves a "peace" movement so our movement will never end. There will always be a need for people who commit their lives to peace as strenuously as they commit their lives to the anti-war movement... - BuzzFlash

"Remembrances of her son Casey and her reflections on her journey from suburban everymom to antiwar icon offer a glimpse of the woman behind the media figure and of the sense of purpose she feels, one born of inconsolable grief. At one point, she says, 'When my son was killed, I became something fierce . . .'" - San Francisco Magazine

Senate hears from Cindy Sheehan, others
Mar 2, 2007
MONTPELIER, Vt. --Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Friday endorsed the Vermont Legislature's call for withdrawing American troops from Iraq, saying they are being asked to perform "dishonorable duty."... - Associated Press

" . . . a new collection of letters, essays, and speeches by antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. . . . Sheehan is most compelling when she returns to the specifics of her struggle, as when she reveals, 'I wish I had refused to allow my son to go to Iraq. I wish I had knocked him out and taken him to Canada . . . or anywhere far enough away from the war monster. It's too late for me and my son, but it's not too late for you.'" - Mattilda, SF Bay Guardian LIT

“Cindy Sheehan's interviews, essays, and speeches get better with each passing month, as her pain continues, her passion and insight grow, and the war that killed her son goes on – as the president who killed her son goes on being president. Cindy's latest book, Dear President Bush, is the best of the three books by or about Cindy Sheehan that I've read.”v - David Swanson, opednews.com

20Questions profiles Cindy Sheehan
May 2, 2007
You are the grand dame of protesters. Do you see yourself as a role model for other protesters?
I don’t see myself that way. I think other people do. I just do what I have to do every day. My goal is not to be a role model for other protesters; it’s just to end the war in Iraq. - Betsy Rothstein, The Hill.com

Cindy Sheehan: Four Dead in Ohio
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007 will be the 37th year since the Kent State, Ohio massacre where four anti-war protesters were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against Richard Nixon's announced escalation in Vietnam... - Cindy Sheehan, Buzzflash

Cindy Sheehan: Get Off It, Bill O'Reilly
May 4, 2007
A recent Harris Poll indicated that only 22% of Americans support George's war of terror. I suspect the less than one-fourth of our country who are still in favor of the hopeless mess that BushCo has tragically involved the USA gets all of their "news" from Fox News... - Cindy Sheehan, Buzzflash

May 4 events start today Student-led commemoration includes Sheehan, Hayden
May 2, 2007
Kent State University, the student-run May 4th Task Force and nonprofit Kent May 4 Center will host a number of events commemorating the 37th anniversary of the May 4, 0 shootings at KSU by Ohio National Guardsmen. The shootings claimed the lives of four students and wounded nine others. - Recordpub.com

Cindy Sheehan on Free Speech TV
Mar 1, 2007
Cindy Sheehan and members of the Bring Them Home Now bus tour, including veterans and family of soldiers speak out at Riverside Church in New York City in September of 2005. They speak passionately about why American troops need to come home and what are the values of honor, duty, and religion, all hijacked by the right-wing... - Free Speech TV

Cindy Sheehan: Gold Star Mother for Peace
Jan 30, 2007
She walked down the aisle to the podium very gently, like she was walking on feathers. She's tall and muscular, but she carries herself like she's wounded, a wound like the sacred heart of Jesus. She is a vessel carrying a vulnerability--without ego, without calculation--an innocent, with the willful naiveté of the Dalai Lama... - Pulse of the Twin Cities

Cindy Sheehan: Iraqis are People, too
Feb 26, 2007
After spending two heart wrenching hours listening to two Iraqi gentlemen, one an educator, one a scientist, giving agonizing testimony about what is really going on in Iraq (outside the Green Zone), in Istanbul, I returned to my nearby hotel room and read something from the AP that tore my heart apart even further... - Information Clearing House

Cindy Sheehan: Mistakes, Mismanagement and MoveOn Slowly Bleeding to Death
Feb 22, 2007
Imagine a 2008 presidential race with the above two as our major candidates. One who is a supporter of the invasion/occupation of Iraq who thinks it has been "mismanaged" and one who is a supporter of the invasion/occupation of Iraq who was fooled by the crafty, super-genius George Bush... - BuzzFlash