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Leaving Camp Casey :My Mom

by : Cindy Sheehan
Saturday August 20, 2005 - 03:34
4 comments

Leaving Camp Casey

The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford

Today started out okay. I did my usual stint with Mark and Mark on the Morning Sedition on Air America Radio. I always love talking to them because they are so funny and smart. We have a 7:10am time. Nightline was also following me to do a "Day in the Life of Cindy Sheehan" piece so they got there nice and early to mic me up. I gave two interviews early this morning where I said that the Camp Casey Peace Movement has taken on a life of its own. With all of the vigils last night and the Camp Caseys springing up all over the country, nothing can stop it, not even me. I said if I had to leave today, the movement would continue to prosper and grow.

The only thing that Matt Drudge could dig up on me today was a speech I had given at a College Not Combat rally at San Francisco State where I said some cuss words. This posting of his may be the first true thing he has ever said about me. I wonder, though, if any of the words I used shocked him. I wonder if he has ever used those words himself. I wonder if he has ever had a child killed by senseless violence in a war that is such a waste.

Some Gold Star Moms from Oregon joined me today and another from California. Another mom whose son was killed this past February arrived last night. Then we had a Gold Star Dad whose son had died this past June 15th show up at Camp Casey today with his family. Ruben said he just came to give me a hug. He said until today he had felt so lonely. Every time I meet a Gold Star parent whose son died after Casey, I feel so badly. I have been struggling for months to call attention to this mistake of a war to end it sooner. Every new death is like a stab in my heart.

Even what Rush Limbaugh said about me yesterday, although very idiotic, wasn’t really bothering me that much because it is so ridiculous. He said that I am not real, my son is not real, and Camp Casey is not real!!!???? He said my entire story is based on "forged documents." I wonder just exactly what he meant. Did he mean that Casey’s KIA report is forged? Did we bury an empty coffin on April 13, 2004? Am I just a really good actress playing a grieving mom? Does he realize how much I wish that all this were true? He is a clanging gong! How can anyone say anything so monstrous and so obviously false and how can anyone believe him?

So, although a scorching day in Crawford, things were going pretty well. We were planning our move and what turned out to be a successful mother’s march up to the ranch to deliver some letters to Laura Bush. Then my sister received the phone call from a hospital in California: our mother had a stroke. We were on a plane from Waco heading to Dallas within 2 hours. The cameras beat us to the airport in Waco and filmed me getting my ticket, waiting to go through security and actually going through security. As I sit writing this on the plane from Dallas to Los Angeles, I am sure there will be a mob of cameras waiting to greet me in L.A. (Apparently whether I am walking to the out house at Camp Casey or through a small airport in Texas, it is fascinating stuff). The camera guys all wished us well and sent their best wishes to our mom, though. The camera and sound guys and I have been spending lots of time together lately.

I hated leaving Camp Casey, but this is a family emergency and the doctor couldn’t really tell us about the status of our mother by phone. I couldn’t bear to be worrying about her from so far away. We are carrying Camp Casey with us in our hearts, though, and Camp Casey will be moved to its new location and thriving when I get back.

In the first paragraph, I told you that the Camp Casey movement will continue to grow and thrive even if I am not there. Dozens of people work so hard to keep it going. Now we shall see. I am sure it will be fantabulistic.

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My Mom by CindySheehan Fri Aug 19th, 2005 at 18:14:38 PDT

I spent a majority of the day in the hospital with my mom. She seems to be getting stronger by the minute thanks to all the prayers and well wishes from the world. I am so grateful for all of the love and support we are getting right now.

My mom is still in ICU and I don’t know if she will ever be able to come home, but I know she knows we are there and we even made her laugh a couple of times today even though she can’t speak.

I hear things are going great at Camp Casey and more Gold Star Families for Peace members are arriving every day. They want to say..."we want to speak to the President, too. He killed our sons, brothers, and dads, too. We are tired of being disrespected and lied to. We deserve the truth and we deserve respect."

Something George Bush et. al. refuse to acknowledge is that HE WORKS FOR US. He is our employee. Did we forget that too, as a nation? I think we did, but I think we are waking up and remembering that we have the power. WE are the government. We have everything it takes to make change possible. I used to have doubts about 2006 and the progressive’s chances of taking over at least one branch of our government, but now I think it is so possible. We will kick some fat booty in 2006 and we will change America for the better. WE CAN DO IT!!!

What started in Crawford on August 6th is an amazing testament to the American people. I knew we had it in us. I knew we could do it. I had faith in us, and my faith was rewarded.

Thank you all for your prayers, phone calls, and emails. With the love of my family, friends, Camp Casey, and you all, I will be back soon.



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> Leaving Camp Casey :My Mom
Saturday August 20 - 05:59 - Posted by bb99c1188152ef92...

Cindy, my prayers are with you and your family at this time. I commend you for your efforts and I will do what I can to support your cause. I’m sorry you’ve had to endure the bashing of some who will attack anyone who dare criticizes the the President. I do not believe that you hate George Bush, rather you want him to answer for his actions. He is not above reproach!

I hope your mother’s condition continues to improve. May Casey and other casualties of the war be remembered always!

Margo Johnson
Tampa, FL




> Leaving Camp Casey :My Mom
Saturday August 20 - 08:12 - Posted by 171e8bc979c88771...

cindy, you are our Shero ... you rose to the occasion, and now you are called to be with your mom till you know it is time to return to Camp Casey.

in your absence, i heard another mother being interviewed on the BBC last night ( the nite you left the camp) and she was equally articulate ... you have drawn real americans to the front lines of life ... to live in a democracy takes real voices and courage to speak truth to power, you are giving many grieving parents their voices by your example ...

my family is a military family, i was raised on military bases accross this land and we are as divided as what it looks many of our families are ... they all use cuss words ... some more vulgar than the ones you have used ... so i sure wouldn’t want too many of the military families who support mr. bush as mine do to act like they haven’t used those words or spoken them or heard them...

i also don’t think you have to defend yourself ... i do think it is cool you are listening to what they are saying about you, but to respond ... i really don’t think it is necessary... as Maxine Waters told you ... the truth is on your side and you have made it clear this is not about you the messenger, this is about stopping an illegal war we were tricked into with a whole lotta lies.

bless you and your family and special healing vibrations of love to your Mom.
noguns, santa cruz, ca.




> Leaving Camp Casey :My Mom
Saturday August 20 - 22:31 - Posted by 864b09a2ff36b8fd...

Thank you for giving us something/one to rally around! I always knew it was the mothers that
would bring this insanity to an end or make the people around us look at the situation. I am driving to Camp Casey tomorrow. I feel it is something I must do. I am driving from Atlanta Georgia. I am an attorney and my husband is a doctor and we have six children. My heart is with you and my husband said that this is the right thing for me to do. Hopefully Camp Casey will not be hard to find. I am so sorry for your loss and so proud of you for standing up so that
others will not have to stand in your shoes.

Thank you and I hope your mother is OK.

Robin Handelsman




> Leaving Camp Casey :My Mom
Sunday August 21 - 04:03 - Posted by 874f359d9e35ea67...

Dear Cindy Sheehan:

Thanks for your courage and perserverance and I congratulate you for reminding us that courage often comes in unexpected sizes, shapes and voices. What you are doing evokes memory of Rosa Parks who simply refused to go to the back of the bus. 19 years ago my son died in an automobile accident and I understand your pain. Thank you for being the voice for many of us and much of the US. God bless and keep you.

Rolla Weber
Springfield, Oregon







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