Military Families Speak Out Joins Cindy

Lietta Ruger, mother of 2 Iraq veterans on their second deployments, member of MFSO, and author of the blog Dying to Preserve the Lies is flying out to camp with Cindy Sheehan. She’s going to try to send dispatches, so I’ll keep you posted…

Also, MFSO reports in a press release this morning:
More members of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) are traveling to Texas to join the protest outside of President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, where he is vacationing for the month of August.

Starting today, Gold Star families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas and other states whose loved ones have died as a result of the war in Iraq will be joining one of their members, Cindy Sheehan, at the protest. Ms. Sheehan, whose son Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in Sadr City, Iraq on April 4, 2004, has been in Crawford since August 5th, demanding a meeting with the President. These families will be joined by military families with loved ones currently serving in Iraq or about to deploy or redeploy to Iraq. All of these families are coming to Crawford, Texas to share their stories about the personal costs of the war in Iraq and add their voices to the call for a meeting with President Bush.
A decent man would face these people. A decent man would know that the least he can give them in exchange for their loved ones’ lives is to bear witness to their pain.

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