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Anti-war fringe descends on Jackson

Anti-war fringe descends on Jackson

By: Magnolia Tribune - August 18, 2005

As reported in the Clarion Ledger, about 50 people who apparently failed 8th grade World History, held an anti-war vigil in downtown Jackson last night.

All of this has been stirred up by Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen American hero, and her band of hangers-on kooks camping out for a meeting with W in Crawford, TX.

The crowd and every fringe group you have ever heard of have made this young lady their poster child for the sole reason that she is getting media attention. However, as with all media generated heros, there are skeletons in the closet that often get glossed over. Sheehan is not just some “grieving mother”, but is agenda driven with an axe to grind.

Matt Drudge reports the following . . .

“We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!”

So declared Cindy Sheehan earlier this year during a rally at San Francisco State University.

Sheehan, who is demanding a second meeting with Bush, stated: “We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now.”

Sheehan unleashed a foul-mouth tirade on April 27, 2005:

“They’re a bunch of fucking hypocrites! And we need to, we just need to rise up…” Sheehan said of the Bush administration.

“If George Bush believes his rhetoric and his bullshit, that this is a war for freedom and democracy, that he is spreading freedom and democracy, does he think every person he kills makes Iraq more free?”

“The whole world is damaged. Our humanity is damaged. If he thinks that it’s so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go to this war.”

“We want our country back and, if we have to impeach everybody from George Bush down to the person who picks up dog shit in Washington, we will impeach all those people.”

Whether the protestors in Jackson knew about this media darling had said or were just looking for a good excuse to gather and sing Kum Ba Ya is yet to be known.

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