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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:45 pm
Cindy Sheehan, refusing to be pushed around by media demands, September 2005:
The people who have come out to Camp Casey to help coordinate the press and events with me are not putting words in my mouth, they are taking words out of my mouth.
Cindy Sheehan, allowing herself to be pushed around by media demands, January 2006:
After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn’t feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn’t disrupt the address because [Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey] had given me the ticket and I didn’t want to be disruptive out of respect for her. I, in fact, had given the ticket to John Bruhns who is in Iraq Veterans Against the War. However, Lynn’s office had already called the media and everyone knew I was going to be there so I sucked it up and went.
And then she was thrown out, after which followed a traumatic insight:
After I had my personal items inventoried and my fingers printed, a nice Sgt. came in and looked at my shirt and said, “2,245, huh? I just got back from there.”
I told him that my son died there. That’s when the enormity of my loss hit me. I have lost my son. I have lost my First Amendment rights. I have lost the country that I love. Where did America go? I started crying in pain.
Casey Sheehan was killed in April 2004. His mother has since then made his death the near-daily focus of her international campaign against George W. Bush. And only now she realises the enormity of her loss?
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