Skip to comments.MEDIA COVER-UP: PEACE MOM SAYS FOREIGN TERRORISTS IN IRAQ 'FREEDOM FIGHTERS'
Posted on 08/23/2005 7:48:07 AM PDT by kristinn
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq whose August antiwar vigil in Crawford, Texas has captured the nation's attention as she camped out on the side of a road leading to President Bush's ranch demanding a meeting with him, called the foreign terrorists in Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' during her first meeting with reporters when she arrived in Crawford, August 6--remarks that when unreported until now.
Mrs. Sheehan also expressed sympathy for Iraqis who have used car bombs and suicide bombings to fight the American-led coalition forces in Iraq.
Video of her incendiary remarks were found on a link from the website of Veterans for Peace, one of the groups that accompanied Mrs. Sheehan to Crawford.
Surrounded by reporters with notepads, tape recorders and video cameras, Mrs. Sheehan spoke freely in response to a question by CBS News' Mark Knoller.
Mr. Knoller asked, "You know that the president says Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism, don't you believe that?"
Mrs. Sheehan replied, "No, because it's not true. You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they're not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9/11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in and they (America) have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."
The video was shot by an unknown person who accompanied Mrs. Sheehan on her bus ride from the Veterans for Peace convention, held in in Dallas, to Crawford.
The video also contains footage of Mrs. Sheehan talking strategy on the bus ride from Dallas. In response to a fellow activist who mentions remarks by a woman from the Austin Peace and Justice Center that, "The polls are plumeting, people are dying--now's the time," a smiling Mrs. Sheehan says, "Momentum," and adds that they need to "press the advantage."
The end of the thirty minute video shows the confrontation between Mrs. Sheehan and sheriffs when the activist's march to the president's ranch was stopped because the group violated their agreement to march in the ditch along the road by walking on the road itself.
An emotional Mrs. Sheehan is seen pleading with the sheriffs to be allowed to continue, swearing repeatedly that she did not walk on the road, that she kept her promise to them to walk in the ditch.
Immediately after the confrontation, Mrs. Sheehan says she did walk on the road, but just a little bit, because she's afraid of snakes.
It was a performance any parent of an eight-year-old knows well, but rather pathetic coming from a grown woman.
As many observers know, Mrs. Sheehan has gotten a free ride from the mainstream media. Were it not for the research of Freepers that has been picked up by the likes of Matt Drudge, Bill O'Reilly and Christopher Hitchens, the public would not be aware of Mrs. Sheehan's radical politics and disingenuousness.
As documented by the video, the mainstream press knew of Mrs. Sheehan's remarks on her first day in Crawford where she called foreign terrorists entering Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' and expressed her sympathy for car bombers and suicide bombers, yet chose not to inform the American people about them.
There's a scandal here, and it's not just Mrs. Sheehan's sympathy for the terrorists.
66 meg in 5 minutes.......sigh. I couldn't get 66 meg in 5 hours, LOL.
the link where "mother" Sheehan calls the insrugents "Freedom Fighters"...thanks
"Mrs. Sheehan replied, "No, because it's not true. You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded."
Then why did the Clinton administration pass H. R. 4655 in 1998?
Liberals are so naive because their news media has kept them from the knowing the truth!
This lady is a domestic enemy of America.
So are five "justices" on the Supreme Court.
The MSM and their ridiculous reporting has to be blamed for these absolute insane rantings.
Excellent find. Once again, the desperate Leftists are exposed for the frauds that they are.
Iraq was not a terrorist state?? Tell that to the dead in Israel, killed by Palestinian bombers sponsored by Saddam. Tell that to Al Zarquawi--I believe HE was already in Baghdad before the war! Tell that to the Kurds and Shiites he murdered en masse!
I hope this video is played over and over again--reveal Sheehan and the lunatic left for what they are!!
"Peace-mom" nothing. Try "surrender-monkey mom", "pro-genocide mom", or "al-Qaeda mom".
I'm still waiting for the grand finally when Cindy pours pig blood on herself while the others pretend to stab her.
Bunch of nut cases.
Thought you might want to check it out. :)
Didn't Robert Novak's column the other day indicate that some of the groups supporting Sheehan openly advocate support for the so-called "insurgents" in Iraq? To my inexpert mind, supporting the enemy amounts to treason.
Was it already posted where to get it and I didn't see it? Please send me to it so I can grab it as well.
Let's see how CBS and the other MSM reporters who were there will try and spin not reporting on Sheehan's words. It's really outrageous that these reporters pick and choose what soundbites they think we should hear. They should report it all, and let us decide.
You can also go to several posts by Doc Rocks and Armymarinemom - they have cut the file down into more easily downloadable clips.
I bought and 80mg(i think that's what it's called) external drive. I need to put something on it. :-)
Post #217 has a list of snippets.