people killed in a helicopter crash yesterday in Iraq. Four other
soldiers and one marine were also killed.
30 people dead in the last two days in a war that Senator Hillary
Clinton has supported since she first voted "yea" to give Bloody
George carte-blanche to invade Iraq and her continuing support via her
"yea" votes on giving the war-addict in the White House the key to the
Soon after Camp Casey in August, 05, I was meeting with some
Hollywood people who pretended that they supported me, but really were
big money donors and supporters of Hillary. I was told that the
Senator was really against the war, but she was waiting for the
politically correct time to come out against it. I was told that she
was the best hope for the Democrats in 2008, and I should give her a
I don't know who Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood and Mr. Hollywood Got
Rocks thought that they were talking to. My son was used as a "soldier
of Christ" in BushCo's crusade against the world and a political pawn
in such pro-war Democrat's moves to the White House. I was disgusted
and noted this in many blogs that I wrote at the time.
I supported the candidate for Senate in New York that ran a very
courageous, anti-war race against Clinton: Jonathan Tasini. CODEPINK
New York did amazing work dogging the Senator and her supporters
everywhere that she went and outing the fact that she is a Republican
in Democratic clothing. Unfortunately, the people of New York spoke
and Clinton, the pro-war candidate beat out Jonathan. The conservative
area that she and President Clinton moved their carpet bags to after
their presidency was over had a major impact on the last elections.
I, my sister, Dede, and another Gold Star Mother, Lynn Braddach, whose
son, Travis Nall was killed in Iraq in 2003, met with Sen. Clinton in
DC in September of 2005. We poured our hearts and souls out to her. We
cried as we told her of our sons and our fear for the people of Iraq
and the escalating body count of our brave young people. She sat there
stone-faced and walked out and told Sarah Ferguson, of the Village
Voice, "My bottom line is that I don't want their sons to die in
vain . . . I don't believe it's smart to set a date for withdrawal . .
. I don't think it's the right time to withdraw." She may as well have
slapped us in the face using Bloody George's line and using our son's
sacrifice to justify her war-mongering.
On Thursday, January 18th, Senator Clinton introduced a meaningless
bill to put a cap on the number of soldiers that can be in Iraq set at
January 1st levels. It is as weak and meaningless as the non-binding
resolution and a politically safe move, since almost ¾ of the country
oppose the war and oppose Bloody George. When she introduced her
Senate bill last Thursday, over 1000 of our young people have come
home in body bags and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died
while she was waiting for the best political time to be semi-against
the war. How many of our troops are lying in Walter Reed with
devastating injuries that could have been prevented if a Senate leader
like Clinton would have taken a moral, instead of political stance?
This occupation of Iraq can't be won by being smarter -- it was lost
before we went in. The US, again, were big losers in a capricious
military expedition with the support of Senator Clinton. She is an
amazingly brilliant person and she cannot say that she was fooled, or
lied to by George. We, the American public can be brilliant to, and we
can't buy that baloney.
In 2005, I was dying to support Hillary for president: finally a
bright woman with experience. However, she is a champion fence sitter
and politically heartless.
I, again, affirm my commitment to peace. I don't care if it is a man
or a woman; Democrat or Republican; white or black; Christian, Jew or
otherwise. I will only support a candidate who is courageously and
uncompromisingly committed to peace.
Hillary Clinton is not that person. She never will be. History speaks
louder than words.
is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Bush's war of
terror on 04/04/04. She is the co-founder and president of Gold Star
Families for Peace and the Camp Casey Peace Institute. She is the
author of three books, the most recent is
Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism.
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