< HOME  Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Americans are FREE - to obey, grovel, and pay taxes

But, they are obviously NOT free to object to their government's misguided and immoral policies, even when it sends their beloved children to an early grave.
Sheehan was physically assaulted by security officers during the arrests. Photos show officers dragging Sheehan, with her shirt yanked up. Police said the four women were arrested for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

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The women were trying to deliver a petition to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations with more than 60,000 signatures urging the “withdrawal of all troops and all foreign fighters from Iraq.” When they arrived at the mission, they found the doors locked.

Ann Wright, a former U.S. Army colonel and U.S. diplomat, said in a statement issued by the group that the U.S. Mission refused to send someone to meet with the women “whose lives and families have been shattered by this destructive and immoral war.” The protesters refused to leave without delivering the petition, she said. At one point, witnesses said they sat down in front of the doors and interlocked their legs.

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Richard Grenell, the spokesman for the U.S. Mission, said in response to Sheehan’s arrest: “We invited her in to discuss her concerns with a U.S. Mission employee. She chose not to come in but to lay down in front of the building and block the entrance. It was clearly designed to be a media stunt, not aimed at rational discussion,” Grenell said.

Now, does that sound like Cindy? It's not bad enough that they locked the doors and refused to accept her petition, they have the audacity to attempt to publicly malign her character. Who do you believe?

If you love your mom, send Cindy and the brave women who stood beside her some much needed support and appreciation for standing up against a WAR machine that threatens to devour children everywhere.


At Tuesday, March 07, 2006, Blogger vper1 said...

I believe they will try again to deliver the petition to the Whitehouse today? Not positive, but I expect the same sort of treatment.

At Tuesday, March 07, 2006, Blogger Jeff G said...

I'm guessing the powers that be think that acknowledging Cindy and CodePink would extend them credibility. But when they ignore and/or dish out rough treatment, its their own credibility that becomes questionable. But I'm being redundant...like this bunch had any credibility to begin with.

At Tuesday, March 07, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

When they arrest Cindy Sheehan for wearing a t-shirt, it is kinda hard to then claim any credibility.

Sad state of affairs we have in this country.

At Tuesday, March 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The military complex is too strong for a few women to change anything. Selling stuff to the government is more important than lives, credibility and respect.
It's their American dream come true!


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