Cindy Sheehan August 13 Statement from
“The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford, Day 8, WOW!!!”
“It is not often that, I, Cindy Sheehan, am at a loss for words. I will try and describe today, though.” [from Truthout, August 13, 2005]
It is not often that, I, Cindy
Sheehan, am at a loss for words. I will try and describe today, though. It was
the most incredible, fantastic, fabulous, amazing, powerful, miraculous event I
have ever been a part of. I was so humbled and honored at the outpouring of
love and support that arrived in
It was a busy morning of interviews
and problem solving. I had interviews with some network shows and a photo shoot
for the Vanity Fair article. Almost all of the reporters ask me if I
have accomplished anything at
We are also gathering people
together in this country who believe that this war is a mistake
and our troops should come home. I know people have been frustrated, either
sitting on the fence or apathetically sitting on the sidelines. I know before
Casey was killed, I didn’t think that one person could ever make a difference
in the world. Now I know that isn’t true. Not only can one person make a
difference, but one person, with millions behind her, can make history. I
really believe that this movement that began in
The CBS reporter whom I met last Saturday when I began this Holy War against the War of Terrorism that George Bush is waging on the world told me that he has interviewed me 4 times this week already. He told me that he has never, ever interviewed anyone 4 times, let alone 4 times in one week. I was joking with the reporters that were here last week that they should have brought me flowers on our one week anniversary.
The most fantabulistic (I needed a new word, none of the old ones fit) thing happened in Crawford today. There was a very insignificant group of counter-protesters across the way. At first the Sheriffs let them stand in the street, until we politely pointed out to the Sheriffs that we had to stay in the ditch last week. So they made them move into the ditch. Although we are supposedly in Bush country, the counter-protest was so small and weak. They had signs that said “Stay the Course.” I appreciated that. I really believe they were telling me to stay the course. I will.
We also met a man whose son was KIA
Anyway, back to the fantabulistic
thing that happened to day. We had a rally downtown in Crawford. Then the
people caravanned up to
People came from all over the country to be here. We are building a movement and they are coming.
We don’t have a full count of all
the people who were there, but I would say hundreds. It was amazing and
awesome. I felt the spirits of all of our needlessly killed loved ones in the
Today was George Bush’s
accountability moment, and he lost. Two young ladies from
George Bush: you work for me. I pay your salary. Come out and talk to me. Anyway, I have a feeling you are about to be fired!!!