Skip to comments.'Peace Advocate' Cindy Sheehan: "Our Country Has Been Taken Over By Murderous Thugs"
Posted on 08/06/2005 6:33:24 PM PDT by Sam Hill
Transcript of remarks made by Cindy Sheehan, a member of Gold Star Families For Peace. - April 4, 2005
04/10/05 "ICH" - - I've been asked to speak to you for 5 minutes or so. Please forgive me, but I'm going to take a little more than 8 minutes. The additional time that I'm going to steal from you is dedicated to my son, Casey, whose entire future was stolen from him.
My son was killed in Iraq on this day one year ago, the same day of April on which Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. From a jail in Birmingham, on April 16 1963 Dr. King wrote these words: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence.......of the good people." ...end of quote.
And the Apostle Paul said this:
"...those who desire to be rich fall into temptation...into a snare that plunges men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evil."
Thirty years ago, 1975, Gerald Ford was President of the United Sates. His Chief of Staff was Dick Cheney. His Secretary of Defense was Donald Rumsfeld. Paul Wolfowitz was heading-up the international arms-control end of things. All of these positions related directly to national security. While these men were looking after the nation's safety, they and President Ford concluded that Iran needed to supplement its energy system by adding nuclear power. The nuclear energy project that these men approved would have netted certain US corporations billions of dollars. Had the Shah of Iran...a blood-bought servant of US corporate interests...not soon been overthrown by his own countrymen, the big-wigs at Westinghouse or General Electric...or perhaps both...would have amassed personal fortunes from this one project, alone. Some of the stockholders would have also made bundles on the deal.
In 1975 my son had not yet been born. Today he is in his grave. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, is now Vice President of the United States, and he is materially wealthy beyond what any of us would ever pray to be. This is the same Dick Cheney who during the months leading-up to the invasion of Iraq said that Saddam Hussein not only has stockpiles of Weapons of Mass Destruction...more than a hundred metric tons of the deadly stuff...but he also said that Saddam Hussein was well-advanced in developing nuclear weapons and that therefore the US must invade Iraq and dethrone Saddam Hussein. Clean, quick, and simple according to Dick Cheney. Yet for some time now he has changed his tune. He now says...as if he had said it all along...that the US occupation of Iraq will require years of difficult and sometimes bloody conflict before it will be stable enough to bring our loved ones home. And too, rather than speak of Weapons of Mass Destruction, he now uses the word "democracy" a lot.
Is there yet an American who can not clearly see that Dick Cheney...whether it be 1975 or 2005...will say whatever he thinks is required to ultimately cause wealth and power to move to himself and to his friends? ...need I defile this holy place with words like "Haliburton" and "Kellog, Brown & Root" and "torture" and "US weapons industry"? Indeed, the Apostle Paul is correct in saying that, ultimately, the love of money leads to ruin and destruction.
Donald Rumsfeld is again Secretary of Defense. Only yesterday, it seems, he told the whole world that Saddam Hussein has stockpiles of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He even announced to world that he and his generals know where Saddam's feared weapons are hidden. He announced this only days before our loved ones risked their lives searching those very areas where he so confidently said the weapons were hidden. Tell me, isn't it entirely reasonable for us to assume that those very places were being surveiled every second of every day and night until the very moment when our loved ones reached those areas and began their search? Donald Rumsfeld told us that the search would net more than a hundred metric tons. Are we to believe that Saddam quickly assembled a caravan of 18 wheelers and loaded all this stuff up and hauled it away to some new hiding place...and that US surveillance...the best in the world....didn't notice any of this happening? Are we to believe that this administration was, once again, asleep at the wheel...just as they would also have us to believe that they were innocently caught off-guard on the morning of September 11, 2001?
I implore you to read some of Scott Ritter...write the name down if you need to: Scott Ritter. R..I..T..T..E..R. I'm certain that many of you have already read his work. His work can be found in book stores, or go to Amazon.com. Read him and you will finally begin to understand that the horrid price we and the people of Iraq have paid to discover that Saddam's Weapons Of Mass Destruction had already been destroyed is not due to any failure at the U.S. intelligence agencies, it is in fact a validation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Ritter will explain to you exactly how is was that Rumsfeld was well-informed, by knowledgeable people within the Intelligence community, that Saddam had been striped clean of such weapons, that Saddam's ability to reconstitute such weapons' programs had also been destroyed, and that any moves Saddam might have made in that direction would have been observed and stopped, forthwith.
Is there anyone in America who cannot yet see that Donald Runsfeld is a liar...that he, as with Hitler and Stalin....will say anything so long as he thinks it will help shape the world to his own liking? Is there even one, sane adult among us who cannot see that Donald Rumsfeld is a threat to our nation's security and to peace on our beloved earth?
Paul Wolfowitz, after months of not finding any Weapons of Mass Destruction....and after hundreds of US soldiers were killed....my son amongst them....and after tens of thousands of innocent Iraq citizens were killed....this same Paul Wolfowitz casually explained....with his kindly charade and his ever so soft voice...that a decision was made to put forth "Weapons of Mass Destruction" as the need for the invasion. Essentially, Paul Wolfowitz admitted that he and his fellow conspirators had decided amongst themselves "...let's just go with the bit about Weapons of Mass Destruction. It's the one thing that will scare the American people enough so as to cause them to get behind this invasion."
As soft-spoken and sincere-sounding as Paul Wolfowitz is, is there yet any sane adult in this country who's skin does not crawl when this murderous liar opens his mouth and speaks? Am I the only person in this room who clearly sees that Paul Wolfowitz is a threat to our nation's security...and to peace on our beloved earth?"
30 years ago these 3 men gave the green light to Iran so that Iran could hire US companies to go there and build a 6.4 billion dollar nuclear power facility. ...no doubt the final bill would have been at least three times that much. Yet Dick Cheney recently said this of Iran's current intentions to add nuclear power to their energy system: Quote...."They are already sitting on an awful lot of oil and gas. Nobody can figure why they need nuclear to generate energy"....end of quote. Did these men not notice, 30 years ago, while they and their cohorts were being wined and dined by the Shah, that his opulent surroundings were bought and paid for with oil and gas that was being taken from the ground beneath their feet? Yet these men agreed, clear back then, that Iran needed to add nuclear power to their energy system. It is now 30 years and God only knows how many tens of millions of barrels of oil, later. Why should we believe these men....who we know are liars....when they now say that Iran's primary motive for wanting nuclear power is so that they can make nuclear weapons with which to destroy us and our allies? Even now, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports that there is no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. The Bush administrations response? They are trying to oust the agency's lead inspector, Mohammed al-Baradei. But who can forget that it was Mr. al-Baradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency who, during the months prior to the invasion of Iraq, reported that Saddam no longer had a nuclear weapons programs.
Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far. We've watched these thugs parade themselves before the whole world as if they are courageous advocates for Christian moral values....and for the spread of democracy. Yet we all know that they are now putting in place, all across this country, a system of voting that provides no way to validate the accuracy of the counting of the votes. Our loved ones have been buried in early graves even as these arrogant thugs parade themselves before the entire world, insisting that democracy is worth dying for, killing for, and destroying entire cities for, all the while they are busy here at home overseeing the emplacement of an electronic voting system that invites fraud at every turn, an electronic vote-counting system that provides no way to validate the votes cast, and that, by it's very design, prohibits recounting the votes.
For these men to not see to it that our own system of voting and vote-counting is accurate, understandable and verifiable...all the while sending our loved ones to kill and to die so as to establish a democracy in some far away place......this is just one more staggering piece of evidence that the US government is now ruled by murderous hypocrites...criminals who should be arrested, charged appropriately, confined behind bars, and then tried in a court of law...not only here in our own country, but also in all the other countries which have suffered their incomprehensible greed. In their secret hiding places, while celebrating newly won fortunes with their fellow brass, these men must surely congratulate themselves with orgies of carnal pleasure as they mock the dwindling multitudes who are yet so blind as to mistake them for God's devoted servants.
Cindy Sheehan, is a founding member of Gold Star Families For Peace [email - Scindy121@aol.com]
Ray McGovern, a former CIA agent (R), places a photo of the son of Cindy Sheehan, founder of Gold Star Families for American Peace(C) on the table as Ambassador Joseph Wilson looks on during an unofficial forum on the Downing Street Minutes on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC June 16, 2005. The document, created in 2002 for British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that United States President George W. Bush was intent on invading Iraq and that intelligence was being manipulated to support Bushs interests. Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq. REUTERS/Chris Kleponis
Poor woman is a nut case. May the Lord in heaven watch over and care for her brave, lost son for eternity, and may he endow her to find peace with herself and her country which her lost son so nobably and bravely defended with the ultimate sacrifice.
Another moonbat patting herself on the back. A useful idiot serving her masters in the MSM, DNC, and Mecca.
"the US government is now ruled by murderous hypocrites...criminals who should be arrested, charged appropriately, confined behind bars, and then tried in a court of law...not only here in our own country, but also in all the other countries which have suffered their incomprehensible greed. In their secret hiding places, while celebrating newly won fortunes with their fellow brass, these men must surely congratulate themselves with orgies of carnal pleasure as they mock the dwindling multitudes who are yet so blind as to mistake them for God's devoted servants."
Isn't this against the law? Isn't this called sedition? Encouraging others to overthrow the government?
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Not much of a rant, Dean could do it better.
God rest Casey's soul. He was a hero with courage who defended his nation. The debt can never be paid but he will never be forgotten. May his mother someday be free of pain so that she will be able to honor his memory.
If you're going to post this rubbish, at least refute a couple of her claims.
In 1975 my son had not yet been born. Today he is in his grave. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, is now Vice President of the United States,
Yes it has, and they call themselves "Peace Advocates."
Jeeze, what a loon. "Had the Shah of Iran...not been overthrown by his own people..." who then replaced him with a tyrant and took 52 of our citizens hostage for more than a year while this hag's hero, Jimmah Cahtah, was in office.
"If you're going to post this rubbish, at least refute a couple of her claims."
I would think that the refutation is self-evident? Is it not to you?
Do you think our elected government should be thrown in jail?
This lady is a moonbat idiot. Her son, on the other hand, is a hero.
This woman needs to be in therapy. And the people who are encouraging her need to be arrested.
And, today, she seems to have taken up President-stalking:
"...need I defile this holy place with words like "Haliburton" and "Kellog, Brown & Root" and "torture" and "US weapons industry"?"
She just had to work those names in. She wasn't even sure how. She probably doesn't have a clue as to what they are. But she managed to work them in.
Just as her handler told her to do.
"And the people who are encouraging her need to be arrested."
And frog-marched into jail.
Is it just me, or do her seditious remarks seem a lot more serious than anything Rove has been accused to saying?
You, ma'am, are a liar--the Bush Administration has been saying this all along.
And Scott Ritter is being funded by the same folks who killed your son.
I respect your sacrifice, but you claim to be interested in facts, so why can't you stick to them, even if they're inconvenient?
It's interesting when you think about it. To these "peace activists" the people they loathe are "spilling blood for profit". But no one ever wants to accept that most of these "peace activists" are smearing themselves with blood for noteriety.
What a whackjob. She must be hugely popular at DU.
Like, that photo of Casey makes me think the military is recruiting toddlers...
That should stop..
I mean, how do you teach a baby to march if they can only crawl?
CLEARLY the military just wanted the boy dead.
At the risk of sounding crass, I have to wonder who is paying for her to jet all around the country and devote all of her time to preaching sedition?
She has been doing this 24/7 for a very long time now. There are no hints at who is paying the freight on her website.
Is it Soros? The Saudis? Who?
From the Wash Post covering the DSM COnyers show trial:
"The session took an awkward turn when witness Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst, declared that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by administration "neocons" so "the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world." He said that Israel should not be considered an ally and that Bush was doing the bidding of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation," McGovern said. "The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic."
It'd be sad if she weren't so damned hateful and wasn't spreading lies around.
Right now - if she was a naturalised British citizen - she would be soon booted out of England
If born a UK citizen she would soon be locked up as a terrorist for calling for the unlawful overthrow of the government
Your comment did cross my mind however.......
Nothing worse than a radical activist phoney quoting the Bible
Her big smile for the cameras sez it all
Saw her on satellite near Crawford - she is garbage
If I ran her over by accident I would only be concerned about my tires and vehicle
What an ugly person, inside and outside.
I have compassion on this woman for her loss, but the loss does not justify vilification of honorable public servants.
Does she want to meet with Bush so she can have an orgy of carnal pleasure as they mock the dwindling multitudes who are yet so blind as to mistake them for God's devoted servants?
You are very kind and keeping things in the proper perspective. Mental illness is a tragedy - a person looks OK on the outside, but they are busted up internally. We certainly pray that the Lord helps to remind her that there is one immovable Rock upon which she can rest. And not to lean on the shifting sands of man, and the conspiracy theory du jour.
Prayers to our fighting men and women of whom her son was one.
" Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far."
Is she a native North Korean ? Or maybe Iranian by birth. Perhaps she was born in Zimbabawe or the Sudan.
The death of her son has obviously sent this poor woman into the depths of mental illness. She needs grief and spiritual counseling more than anything.
Scott Ritter has apparently stopped trying to seduce 14 year olds on the internet and is now pimping grief stricken mothers.
He should rot in hell.
It most certainly is. But, can we afford for out leaders to get a taste of that kind of power. Locking up everyone who speaks against you would soon follow, especially when the 'Rats regain power.
Yeah, I've seen Ritter's "work."
I'm not impressed.
A reminder to liberals, she has the right to speak but does not have the right to be heard.
Yeah I can't see how anyone could give any credence to the Burger King anymore. These leftist would prop up Sponge Bob Square Pants as a military and WMD expert if they could. They are truly pathetic.
In 1975 my son had not yet been born. Today he is in his grave. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, is now Vice President of the United States
So she is blaming Dick Cheney for her son enlisting in the military? This is pathetic. I mean I am sorry that this brave young man died but she is totally dishonoring him by bitching about him being in the military-this isn't Vietnam, he was not drafted.
Whoda thunk she'd speak out about the pro-choice people in such a manner?
I'm sharked I tells ya!
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I know people who live in McLennan County and I regret she ever set foot there.
There is a thread here on FR that has a post that has a list of the people involved in Veteran's for Peace, who sponsored her protest...
I will see if I can find it...
McGovern said. "The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic."
Well I'll go you one better there, mcgovern. You are an anti-Semitic, anti-American, Nazi POS! Yep, that about does it!!!
Check out post # 91 on this thread of info on the group that is sponsoring her.
Whew, good thing this doomsday scenario was narrowly averted by the Islamofascist Revolution.
For being so upset about the death of her son, she certainly has a full plate of demonrat talking points to boot (e.g. what mother truly grieving over her son's death would give a whit about voting machines???). Sheesh.
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