northanger (northanger) wrote,

sometimes all the world needs is a woman's touch

Today is the beginning of the end of the occupation of Iraq — Cindy Sheehan (06-August-2005)

via TXsharon & lowbot (*)

My Testimony for the Downing Street Memo Hearings

By Mrs. Cindy Sheehan

Congressman Conyers and all, it is an honor to be here to testify about the effect that the revelations of the Downing Street Memo has had on me and my family. It is an honor that I wish never had to happen. I believe that not any of us should be gathered here today for this reason: as the result of an invasion/occupation that never should have occured.

My son, Spc Casey Austin Sheehan, was KIA in Sadr City Baghdad on 04/04/04. He was in Iraq for only 2 weeks before L. Paul Bremer inflamed the Shi’ite Militia into a rebellion which resulted in the deaths of Casey and 6 other brave soldiers who were tragically killed in an ambush. Bill Mitchell, the father of Sgt. Mike Mitchell who was one of the other soldiers killed that awful day is with us here. This is a picture of Casey when he was 7 months old. It's an enlargement of a picture he carried in his wallet until the day he was killed. He loved this picture of himself. It was returned to us with his personal effects from Iraq. He always sucked on those two fingers. When he was born, he had a flat face from passing through the birth canal and we called him "Edward G" short for Edward G. Robinson. How many of you have seen your child in his/her premature coffin? It is a shocking and very painful sight. The most heartbreaking aspect of seeing Casey lying in his casket for me, was that his face was flat again because he had no muscle tone. He looked like he did when he was a baby laying in his bassinette. The most tragic irony is that if the Downing Street Memo proves to be true, Casey and thousands of people should still be alive.

I believed before our leaders invaded Iraq in March, 2003, and I am even more convinced now, that this aggression on Iraq was based on a lie of historic proportions and was blatantly unnecessary. The so-called Downing Street Memo dated 23 July, 2003 only confirms what I already suspected: the leadership of this country rushed us into an illegal invasion of another sovereign country on prefabricated and cherry picked intelligence. Iraq was no threat to the United States of America and the devastating sanctions and bombing raids against Iraq were working. As a matter of fact, in interviews in 1999 with respected journalist, and long time Bush family friend, David Herskowitz, then Governor George Bush stated: ‘One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief. My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade….if I had that much capital, I’m not going to waste it. I’m going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I’m going to have a successful presidency.” It looks like George Bush was ready to lead this country into an avoidable war even before he became president.


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[214|{6::3}] ~ #16037-SHEEHAN {23GE00} • Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan; his mom & dad Cindy & Pat Sheehan • DECLINATION: 5º30'58.1440"N ~ ANTISCIA: Cancer 6º59'55" • DISTANCE: 351º44'59" FROM YILDUN @ [NIHAL] • HIGHER CROWN CHAKRA (Waning 337.5º) • Compass Rose: N by W 348º45' @ 32 PATHS OF WISDOM ~ Path #0: ADMINISTRATIVE INTELLIGENCE ~ The THIRTY-SECOND PATH (Original #11) Chokmah to Kether = ATU X FORTUNE = JUPITER = KAPH • 49-STAR TIC MATRIX: [[ ZONE :: FOUR {Mars} - MESH-tXP: 06/08 KRAKO ~ ticX 8 = ::: ]] — PRIME SERIES [7]-[81]-[134] :: PRIME NUMBERS [17]-[419]-[757] • EON PHASE: 36 (Phase Arc 330° ~ Waning Semi-Sextile) Fruition, Creative Imagination, "Last Judgement", Closing • SUBDECADANCE [09 ~ GEMINI 20°-29°] MESH-11: TUKKAMU : Occulturation ~ Net-Span 5::1 : Decadology {C/TP-#3 MJ- [3S]} Cyclic Chronodemon of Pathogenesis; Prowls Sink-Current; Optimal maturation (medicine as diffuse healing); Rapid deterioration (putrefaction, catabolism) • GOË-ANGELICA ~ #9-PÂIMON :: #53-NENA [Day Demon :: GEMINI 20º–24º] (info :: v1.0) • WING OF THE WINDS: {(+)} Angel of Mercy: VIH + AL (Vihael)—VHƒHI • FUTHNORKING GNOSIS: PITCH {Cth-7} MESH-20 TCHATTUK ~ H-Rune {HAGLAZ 322º-359º} Hail, Precipitation • DE QUINQUAGINTA PORTIS INTELLIGENTIAE :: CLASSIS QUINTA : Nouem Angelorum Ordines continet, et vocatur OVLM HMLAKYM , id est, Mundus Angelicus, ut sequitur ~ PORTA [48 ~ NIHAL : 349º42'54"] BNY ALHYM Ben Elohim, id est, Archangeli.

[129|{7::2}] ~ #7327-CRAWFORD {26AQ35} • NOBLE CAUSE :: Our men and women who've lost their lives in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in this war on terror have died in a noble cause and a selfless cause • DECLINATION: 14º29'50.6563"S ~ ANTISCIA: Scorpio 3º24'41" • DISTANCE: 235º20'13" FROM YILDUN @ [SADALSUUD] • SACRAL CHAKRA {Svadisthana (Waning 225º)} • Compass Rose: SW by W 236º15' @ 32 PATHS OF WISDOM ~ Path #5: RADICAL INTELLIGENCE ~ The FIFTH PATH (Original #5) is GEBURAH (Severity) = V The Pentad (Sinks) • 49-STAR TIC MATRIX: [[ ZONE :: THREE {Earth} - MESH-tXP: 03/05 IXIX ~ ticX 5 = ((:)) ]] — PRIME SERIES [4]-[78]-[140] :: PRIME NUMBERS [7]-[397]-[809] • EON PHASE: 24 (Phase Arc 225° ~ Waning Tri-Octile) Contribution, Acceptance, Workable Philosophy, Disseminating • SUBDECADANCE [33 ~ ANGEL OF THE CARDS ¤ AQUARIUS 20°-29°] MESH-10: TOKHATTO (Old Toker, Top Cat) : Decimal Camouflage ~ Net-Span 5::0 : Decadology {C/TP-#9 MJ- [9S]} Amphidemon of Talismania; 5th Door (Hyperborea); Number as destiny (digital convergence) • GOË-ANGELICA ~ #69-DÉSE :: #48-MIAH [Night Demon :: AQUARIUS 25º–29º] (info :: v1.0) • WING OF THE WINDS: {(–)} Angel of Severity: VIV + IH (Viviah)—VIHƒH • FUTHNORKING GNOSIS: PITCH {Cth-2 (Seventh Door)} MESH-21 PUPPO ~ M-Rune {MANNAZ 238º-252º} Man, Male, Human-Being, Mankind, (see "were") • DE QUINQUAGINTA PORTIS INTELLIGENTIAE :: CLASSIS QUARTA : Continet Coelorum Ordines, & vocantur ab Hebrais OVLM HGLGLYM, id est, Mundus sphoerarum: qua sunt ~ PORTA [32 ~ SADALSUUD : 233º25'45"] HGLGL HKVKB Coelum Mercurii.


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