Cindy Sheehan Ultimatum

Remember Cindy? After retiring from the Peace movement six weeks ago, it seems she's at it again. Here's what I could pull from the web concerning her announcement...

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Six weeks after announcing her departure from the peace movement, Cindy Sheehan said Sunday that she plans to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.

Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. "Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership," Sheehan told The Associated Press. "We hired them to bring an end to the war. I'm not too far from San Francisco, so it wouldn't be too big of a move for me. I would give her a run for her money."
This announcement falls after the weekend revelation that 220 were killed overnight in Iraq, including 2 US Soldiers. Personally, I think President Bush should be impeached for not only the lies surrounding Iraq, but also for his failures during the New Orleans disaster which killed thousands and when called on it he lied that he wasn't informed of the hurricane's impact. At this point I cannot believe a word that comes out of President Bush's mouth.
Beyond that, let's jump back a few years when President Clinton had an ill-advised sexual encounter and lied about it...do we not remember the inquiry and outcry for impeachment?
So, one President lies about sex...and our nation is ready to impeach him.
Another President's lies leads to the deaths of thousands of our citizens and soldiers and yet we as a nation are too apathetic to even stand up and say we care.
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican or an Independent, whether you support the war or no, at least show some empathy for the woman who has given up so much and asked for nothing for herself all because she believes in something. She believes hard enough to try to do something about it...and I applaud her for that alone.
I'm tired of the apathy.


Anonymous said...

Apathy is dangerous, very true. I am reminded of the saying "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything". I am saddened by the apathy the nation feels for the wrongs this administration calculatedly perpetuates in the U.S. and abroad. Bush should be impeached, I fully agree. Our standing in the world is at it's worst ever. Perhaps if we as a people address our own errors (Bush), the rest of the world will be provided a glimpse into the real heart and intention of U.S. citizens. How many years will it take for America and it's people to undo the terrible pall Bush has cast on what was once (and hopefully still is) the greatest nation? Where is that 60's mentality? If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem....Cindy seems to embrace a feeling and though process left behind which is so desparately needed now. I salute and support her. Forgotten Girl

Anonymous said...

I have long admired Cindy Sheehan and her unpopular but very urgent message regarding the war, and I fully agree with "forgotten girl"'s comments regarding hurricane Katrina. I am enraged by Bush's disregard for American lives, and I don't know why it's taken so long, but I want to do something. Anything. Somebody please tell me what I as the average citizen can do.