Thursday, August 11, 2005

Latest from Camp Casey

Still trying to decide whether to make the pilgrimage to Texas... I keep flip flopping... more about that later...

Meanwhile this excerpt from an interview with Charles Gibson really moved me. I've quoted Cindy Sheehan before. I'm humbled by her ability to remain calm and speak so clearly about what she believes, what she knows is true. But then again, being honest is always the easier route. That must be why the Bushes and Roves and Rumsfelds et. al. never make a lick of sense...

Anyway, here, read it yourself:

CHARLES GIBSON (Off Camera) I want to play for you a brief soundbite from a man named Jim Boskovitch who was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday and whose son just did die as well in Iraq. I want you to listen to what he had to say.

JIM BOSKOVITCH, SON KILLED IN IRAQ I firmly believe, and I would echo my son's feelings on this, that it is very, very important for our country to remain steadfast and complete the mission that they set out to accomplish.

CHARLES GIBSON (Off Camera) There are a lot of parents who feel that way, who've lost children over there. What, what do you say to them? Does what you're doing in any way disrespect their loss?

CINDY SHEEHAN No. I don't believe so. I believe that the only way we can honor our children's memory is -by bringing the rest of
them home alive. But I'd like to say to these people is, number one, I wish they could tell me what the mission is 'cause the mission changes all the time and the mission is very ill-defined. And, number two, I would never, ever question how a parent has to grieve their loss because his son came home the same way my son came home, and I honor the way he feels, and I, and I also honor that this is America and there's - differing viewpoints and we all have the right to express our viewpoints. And I reach out to every single family who, who has lost loved ones in this war because we're all going through the same pain. And I just want to say that our children are being honored, and, and a lot of them died saving their buddies and that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to save their buddies.

More Camp Casey and Cindy Sheehan links below:

Cindy Sheehan Video

Blogs from Code Pink Campers



Anonymous kulturkritik said...

So clear. And yet Kissinger is on CNN today comparing today's dissent to that which, in his eyes, made it hard to complete the mission in Vietnam! And what was that mission?

August 15, 2005 9:30 AM  

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