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Requiem for the Antiwar Movement

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"When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it."

Cindy Sheehan

"I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan."

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

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"This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a hostile Iranian regime intent on possessing nuclear weapons."

Candidate Barack Obama

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"And if we have actionable intelligence about high-level al-Qaeda targets (in Pakistan), we must act if Pakistan will or cannot."
Candidate Barack Obama

This article and these observations are going to piss some people off--but oh well. You will be angry with me, even though I am not the one who is ordering more war, paying for more war, torturing people and imprisoning them without due process, destroying the economy and the environment, blah, blah, blah. I have developed an incredibly thick skin and if I rankle, it's because I think time is running out to halt the disastrous trajectory this planet (via the US Military Corporate Complex) is on. I promise that I am not writing this because I am holding protests and no one is coming--these thoughts have been percolating in me for months now. (Note: Remember that old saying: "What if they gave a war and nobody came?" Well, here in DC I am living the opposite: "What if they gave an antiwar protest and nobody came?")

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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother's Child and Dear President Bush.

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I have stopped wasting my time signing petitions f... by Jeeni Criscenzo on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 10:52:51 PM
how are you guys doing?... by Cindy Sheehan on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 8:03:25 AM
Dear Cindy, Your posts are always inspiring, alway... by Aurora on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 2:32:11 AM
Cindy. And sitting at the counter, I got to talkin... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 11:03:30 AM
but in all fairness to us who voted for him, we sh... by Josh Mitteldorf on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 11:51:11 AM
were enough to scare me away... by Cindy Sheehan on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 12:17:26 PM
Thank you for posting comments. When 'notables' (i... by Ned Lud on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:59:03 AM
The "quicksand" metaphor for Vietnam appeared in E... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 1:23:07 PM
Because the American "Christian" Right has for 30 ... by Arthur Avalon on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 2:34:48 PM
...investigation into 9/11. Let's look at facts o... by aberamsay on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 11:37:53 PM
yes, your entire comment was.you have been advisin... by Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:34:01 AM
Months after you set up camp at Crawford I posted ... by aberamsay on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:28:10 AM
i joined NYCCAN and many of the families in demand... by Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 6:45:57 PM
And Cindy Sheehan has become an expert commentator... by Michael Maynard on Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 9:46:37 PM
I feel sorry for you, Michael. Like a bemused dino... by Aurora on Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 11:26:36 PM
and some love war all the time:that's the differen... by Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:36:08 AM
... and answering comments! It makes following you... by Nikk Katzman on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 8:52:34 AM
;)... by Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 6:47:01 PM