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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Cindy Sheehan on Hardball

Mrs. Sheehan, who has been so eloquent in her opposition to the war, is able to avoid being accused of many of the right-wing talking points on the war (e.g., liberals hate the troops, want us to fail, etc.) because her son died tragically in Iraq. Crooks and Liars has this video clip of her appearance on Hardball-- which has a guest host, thankfully. Also appearing is a woman whose son was wounded in Iraq. She represents the sheep who think that supporting the government no matter what wrongs they commit is the proper course of action.

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I couldn't be happier that she is the spokeperson of anti-war Americans. Sounds like a remarkable family.

Cindy Sheehan is one of the founding members of Gold Star Families for Peace-- follow the link above to visit the site.

UPDATE: I sent an e-mail to Cindy Sheehan, and she responded personally within half an hour. She's the real deal, and I'd encourage everyone out there to make a donation to her site. She's receiving national attention, and doing an outstanding job of stating the case against war in Iraq in the manner of an expert debater. She's eloquent, softspoken, incisive, and immune to the typical right-wing, talking head bullet points that paint anti-war activists as cowardly traitors. And she deserves the full support of the liberal blog community. Do your part. Give ten dollars toward her efforts. She's making opposition to the war and the duplicity of this administration the focus of her life, and as she wrote to me, "If everyone did a little something like you everyday..people like me would not have to do a lot of something." Do your part. Keep contributing, keep writing letters. Stay active.