Cindy Sheehan makes a book tour stop in Philly
Rich Gardner | 10.22.2012
Cindy Sheehan, who's currently travelling all over the country on her campaign, stopped off at the Tabernacle Church on Saturday. She is running for the position of Vice-President, to serve alongside Roseanne Barr as President. She and Barr are running against both "Blue Tie Scoundrel and Red Tie Scoundrel," i.e., Republicans and Democrats are indistinguishable. Update: Sheehan writes in to say that promoting her book was the main point of her current tour.
Sheehan spoke about war-related subjects, the up-coming election and about Republicans and Democrats in general. She also discussed her life during the time she came to national attention as the Gold Star Mother (So-titled because she lost a son in the Iraq War) who went down to G.W. Bush's ranch in Texas to confront him about "What is the noble cause that my son died for?" and her life afterwards. She questioned Obama's inclination to make peace and instead claimed he was just as much a war criminal as Bush ever was.
In her campaign blog, Sheehan discusses the case of
...Malala Yousufzai, the young female Pakistani who was allegedly shot by the Taliban for being vocal about her rights to an education. Malala is right and whoever shot her is wrong—period. However, the situation is tricky, because I don’t support ANYONE shooting ANYONE—but especially I abhor the shooting of a young lady who is fighting for her rights.
Yousufzai is a 15-year old blogger. She is currently recovering from being shot by the Pakistani Taliban (Who are amazed that their case for shooting her is not being taken seriously) and yes, Sheehan is right to point out that there are many children, equaly innocent, who have been killed by US drones and other anti-insurgent strategies (though I disagree with Sheehan's assertion that Obama had nothing to do with bringing the Iraq War to a more-or-less close, as Obama got together with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki to force Presidetnt Bush to agree to the 2011 withdrawal). You can donate to Sheehan's campaign here.
Jon Gold reads from his work on 9-11. Cindy feels along with Jon that there is strong evidence that 9-11 was arranged, probably so that Bush could set the stage for the invasion of Iraq and to pass the Patriot Act, among many other crimes against humanity. I found this presentation convincing as I have a number of unanswered questions about 9-11 myself.
Delaware Valley Veterans for America founder Bill Perry speaks on Sheehan's abrupt decision to occupy the area near Bush's ranch in Texas and other engrossing subjects.