Wednesday, June 15, 2005

It's Hard Work. . .

George Bush Said It, But A Gold Star Mother Defined it
by Cindy Sheehan - President of Gold Star Familes For Peace

[A Gold Star mother is an American mother who has lost a child killed in this war.]

Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan, killed in Iraq, and president of Gold Star Familes For Peace, at the Interfaith Rally in Lexington, Ky - 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.

We're watching you very carefully and we're going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people," she said, quoting a letter she sent to the White House.  "Beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life ... ," she said, as the audience of 200 people cheered.

Jennifer Sheehan
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.


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