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Son's Death in Iraq Prompts Bid for Congress (Michael Berg blames Bush for Zarqawi killing his son)
NY Times ^ | March 29 2006 | IAN URBINA

Posted on 03/28/2006 8:55:45 PM PST by jmc1969

Michael Berg says he and Nick shared a belief in taking a principled stand. It is this belief that Mr. Berg says inspired his Green Party bid for Delaware's only Congressional seat in the wake of Nick's kidnapping and killing in Iraq two years ago.

"Nick stood by what he thought was right," said Mr. Berg, a 61-year-old former teacher who is trying to unseat a seven-term Republican, Michael N. Castle. "I plan on doing the same."

The videotaped beheading of Nick Berg, a 26-year-old freelance radio-tower repairman, shocked a world audience after it was broadcast on the Internet.

"I'm in this race to win," said Mr. Berg, wearing his standard outfit — jeans and an antiwar T-shirt — while seated in the cafe in downtown Wilmington that he uses for interviews, since his wife forbids members of the news media in their home. "But the larger point is to get more people talking about the war."

Mr. Berg said that in deference to his family's desire for privacy he initially avoided speaking in public about his son's death. But he soon changed his mind, drawing attention after telling reporters that his son "died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld."

He has not stopped talking about the war since.

"It is pretty discouraging that there are so many families in the same awful position," he said, adding that since his son's death he has become a close friend of Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in the war and has become a highly visible war protester.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: antiwar; antiwaronterror; berg; greenparty; michaelberg; michaelcastle; nickberg; zarqawi
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1 posted on 03/28/2006 8:55:47 PM PST by jmc1969
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Nuts


2 posted on 03/28/2006 8:57:49 PM PST by woofie
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To: jmc1969
This guy is mentally ill. He'll have some kind of kooky episode, in public, muttering to himself, or throwing pig's blood at pictures of Bush or something just as bizarre.

Of course, that might be just what those goofy folks in Delaware want: a certified nutcase representing them in Congress.

3 posted on 03/28/2006 9:00:21 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: jmc1969

Amazing that these mourning idiots never blame the ones directly responsible for their loved ones' death. It's so easy to blame America first and sympathize with those who would behead them without a second thought.

I can't muster any sympathy for these whiners.


5 posted on 03/28/2006 9:02:19 PM PST by Sister_T (Kenneth Blackwell for Governor of Ohio!)
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OH Great Male version of Cindy Sheehan GO Away to me he look like aging hippie


6 posted on 03/28/2006 9:02:33 PM PST by SevenofNine (I'd rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy)
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since his son's death he has become a close friend of Cindy Sheehan

Nuff' said.

7 posted on 03/28/2006 9:04:00 PM PST by TeddyCon
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What a fruitcake.

I can't understand how someone could be so dilusional that they wouldn't see any benefit from removing Hussein from power and providing an opportunity for the Iraqi people to develop their own representative government.

I'm sorry about your kid fella, but s--t happens.

He did not die due to Bush and Rumsfeld's supposed sins. It's almost a sign of mental illness to rationalize that he did.


8 posted on 03/28/2006 9:04:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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Ping


9 posted on 03/28/2006 9:05:04 PM PST by jmc1969
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this guy is SUCH a phony ... when his son had been killed and the family knew, before it was public, that he'd been beheaded, he went outside his house .. and a reporter asked about the beheading, at which point he collapsed on the lawn as if he didn't already know, as if news was being broken to him by the press. It was ok for it to have happened to Nick, it just wasn't ok for the press to mention it. Jerk, just a total jerk. Like Cindy, he makes a mockery of his own child's death. How pathetic does it get?


10 posted on 03/28/2006 9:05:06 PM PST by EDINVA
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Sounds like his wife doesn't suffer the same mental illness, she won't allow the media in her house.


11 posted on 03/28/2006 9:06:30 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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ping


12 posted on 03/28/2006 9:07:01 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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He son was apparently a great kid--this guy is NUTS.


13 posted on 03/28/2006 9:09:34 PM PST by the Real fifi
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Sounds like his wife doesn't suffer the same mental illness, she won't allow the media in her house.

She's probably pretty sick of whining Michael being in her house as well.

14 posted on 03/28/2006 9:11:23 PM PST by sinkspur
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"Republican, Michael N. Castle."

Isnt that supoosed to be a really safe seat?


15 posted on 03/28/2006 9:11:47 PM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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Ah, another parent glad to use his son's corpse as a pedestal.


16 posted on 03/28/2006 9:13:44 PM PST by AmishDude (Amishdude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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Exactly...She has real feelings for her son and doesn't want to be part of a mockery.


17 posted on 03/28/2006 9:13:57 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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18 posted on 03/28/2006 9:15:14 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Real Leaders Base Their Decisions on Their Convictions. Wannabes Base Decisions on the Latest Poll.)
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I would think it's safe. Castle's a former gov. and likeable. Also, I think Berg was a PA resident when his son was executed.


19 posted on 03/28/2006 9:15:41 PM PST by AmishDude (Amishdude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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"...died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld."

I'm sorry the guy is dead but he went over there to make money. He had his own company and was looking for work. He was not military. He went on his own, for his own benefit and lived OUTSIDE of more secure areas where our troops provided security.

The father is insane.



20 posted on 03/28/2006 9:23:26 PM PST by gate2wire
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