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Hurricane Cindy

September 25, 2005

Cindy Sheehan with New York’s Reverand Jesse Jackson, singer-songwriter Joan Baez and over 100,000 other peace activists in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2005.


We Don’t Exist

A Message from Cindy Sheehan

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Last weekend, Karl Rove said that I was a clown and the antiwar movement was “non-existent.” I wonder if the hundreds of thousands of people who showed up today to protest this war and George’s failed policies know that they don’t exist. It is also so incredible to me that Karl thinks that he can wish us away by saying we aren’t real. Well, Karl and Co., we are real, we do exist and we are not going away until this illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq is over and you are sent back to the depths of whatever slimy, dark, and loathsome place you came from. I may be a clown Karl, but you are about to be indicted. You also preside over one of the biggest three ring, malevolent circuses of all time: the Bush administration.

The rally today was overwhelming and powerful. The reports that I was arrested were obviously false. The peace rally was mostly very peaceful. Washington, DC was filled with energetic and proud Americans who came from all over to raise their voices in unison against the criminals who run our government and their disastrous policies that are making our nation more vulnerable to all kinds of attacks (natural and “Bush” made disasters).

I led the march for peace alongside such venerable activists as the Reverends Al Sharpton, Bob Edgars, and Jesse Jackson, Jr., and Julian Bond. Two of our Congresswomen with cajones from California, Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey, also led the march.

Many people told me thank you for coming. I want to tell America “thank you!!” At the Camp Casey reunion this evening, I was so overcome with emotion and gratitude that I wanted to hug every citizen of this country. We in the Camp Casey movement are so proud and thrilled that America showed up in such great numbers.

So much happened today! I am exhausted but very content. I am again filled with a renewed sense of hope that we will get our country back and get our troops home. I was also thrilled at the number of young people who came out today. That is another great sign that the side of good is winning.

With the Reverends, we stopped in front of the White House and said a prayer. After the prayer, I said that we are light and they are darkness. Darkness can NEVER overcome the light, ever. As long as there is one spark, the darkness has lost. We will prevail, we will be victorious. The darkness has lost because our beacons of peace and truth are shining for the entire world to see. And it is a very pretty sight.

Take that, Karl.

On September 28, 2005 2:42 PM, SSmith said:

i thought it so appropriate that on saturday there 100,000 anti-war protesters in D.C. and then on sunday there were pro-wars demonstrators who filled the streets of D.C. with a huge crowd of about 200 people….all card carrying republican die-hards, i’m sure. there is only 200 left thank goodness….

clearly, this is a very strong message to our out of touch prez (it must run in his family) just what americans think of the quagmire and chaos that is Iraq. like everything else he has attempted to undertake, it was a disaster from the get-go with no planning or exit strategy.

when will we stop wasting young soldier’s lives over there merely to secure our oil industry?? why didn’t we spend the $300+ BILLION on incentivizing and investing in alternative energy sources and the companies developing these technologies?? the answer cronyism. that is the key to securing our country’s future; not this folly of trying to “spread freedom” and democratizing countries who don’t want and despise us because of our flawed foreign policy objectives.

impeach bush……NOW!!!!

On September 28, 2005 1:45 PM, TeaDrinker said:

Joan Baez comes to the Paramount Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 29 th at 8PM.

Joan Baez, the world-renowned singer, musician, social activist and good will ambassador, returns to the Paramount Center for the Arts after a sold-out engagement in 2003.


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