Scott Horton Interviews Cindy Sheehan

Scott Horton, October 16, 2009

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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses plans for continuous civil disobedience in Washington D.C. until the Iraq and Afghanistan wars end, lessons learned from the Pittsburgh G-20 protests, how Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded soon after he refused to meet with peace groups and why much of the Left can’t wrap their heads around a pro-war Democratic Party.

MP3 here. (20:49)

Cindy Sheehan became a leader of the antiwar movement after her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq. Her efforts to get answers from President Bush, including a vigil in Crawford,Texas, have received national media attention. She has a website and radio show, is the author of Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism and wrote the introduction to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military.

24 Responses to “Cindy Sheehan”

  1. Watch the videos

    Horton has no valid arguments to dismiss these people…

  2. Here is another crusader who gets little recognition… He was planning similar events but he succumbed to cancer. A true American Patriot and entrepreneur… Armed with only a secondary education he rose to the top of entertainment industry and produced award winning feature films. He realized that the system was broken and devoted the rest of his life to exposing the truth about what is really going on in America.

  3. Listen to Cindy Sheehan's weekly radio program at.

    Cindy Sheehan's Soap Box

  4. I hope the action will be successful.

    Shame on code pink for selling out

  5. Go spam your conspiracy nutjob site elsewhere.

  6. What an authentic, principled, honest dissident–a refreshing counterpoint to that evil wench, Democratic Party shill, and criminal cheerleader of the most vicious Imperial regime in history, Susan "Medea" Rotten Benjamin.

  7. If anything the Democrats are more pro-war then the Republicans. Consider; Woodrow Wilson getting America into war in 1917. FDR got America involved in WW2. Truman was responsible for Korea and LBJ for Vietnam. Likewise Clinton attacked Serbia. All of these Jokers were democrats. The only difference is that the Democrats do a better job of selling their Bull**** propaganda to the gullible American sheeple then the Republicans do.

  8. Obama is so full of himself. I cannot believe he was a professor of law. He seems like a victim of ego induced double-think to me; the peace loving commander of the imperial forces–what a farce. He's just another name on the list of unprosecuted war criminals. Where is our Nuremberg dammit?

  9. A group of 9 scientists, one of them Niels Harrit from the Uni of Copenhagen, have examined some of the dust from WTC and concluded that it wasn´t the planes but nano-thermite that made the three towers fall. Niels Harrit was interviewed on Danish TV 2 and he said that the scientists concluded that at least 10 tons, maybe up to 100 tons of nano-thermite were placed in the buildings. Who was in charge of security ? At any rate, Israel got rid of its worst enemy.

  10. Not to mention estimated 200,000 dead in the no-fly zone during the Clinton years

  11. We on the Left are in a fugue state of doubt, disappointment, indecision, etc., and are thus atomized. "You can't cheat an honest man." Who still insists, at this late hour, that they were "honest," right down the line? For example, who was thinking of America, versus their own EXCLUSIVE PIECE of America? And that's what we've got now, i.e., that's all that's left–fragments.

    Regarding DC–are subpoenas and censure warranted? Sure. But who didn't play along from Day One? Said another way: Madoff is a master thief and we are petty thieves…

    Empire: through a glass, darkly

  12. III.
    You can't cheat an honest man," said P.T. Barnum. We all–both Left and Right–feel "cheated." Yet, who was willing not to look too hard at the inequity of it all, occurring virtually everywhere? The element on the Right–many of them…well…let's say "rusticated"– haven't got enough brains to feel guilty. They feel cheated, and someone else is to blame: Blacks, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Jews, Catholics, homosexuals, etc.: the list is long and can be traced back to the Founding Investors and the Original Scam.

  13. III.

    You can't cheat an honest man," said P.T. Barnum. We all–both Left and Right–feel "cheated." Yet, who was willing not to look too hard at the inequity of it all, occurring virtually everywhere? The element on the Right–many of them…well…let's say "rusticated"– haven't got enough brains to feel guilty. They feel cheated, and someone else is to blame: Blacks, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Jews, Catholics, homosexuals, etc.: the list is long and can be traced back to the Founding Investors and the Original Scam.

  14. IV.

    We on the Left are in a fugue state of doubt, disappointment, indecision, etc., and are thus atomized. "You can't cheat an honest man." Who still insists, at this late hour, that they were "honest," right down the line? Who was thinking of America, versus their own EXCLUSIVE PIECE of America? And that's what we've got now, i.e., that's all that's left–fragments.

    Regarding DC–are subpoenas and censure warranted? Sure. But who didn't play along from Day One? Said another way: Madoff is a master thief and we are petty thieves…

    Empire: through a glass, darkly

    <a href="http://empireglassdarkly.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/madoff-is-a-master-thief-we-are-petty-thieves/
    " target="_blank">Madoff is master thief, we are petty thieves

  15. "I am done with great things and big things,
    great institutions and big success.
    And I am for those tiny, invisible, molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual
    creeping through the crannies of the world
    like so many rootlets or like the capillary oozing of water
    yet which, if you give them time will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride."

    William James (1899)

    Empire: through a glass, darkly

    Madoff is master thief, we are petty thieves

  16. "I am done with great things and big things,
    great institutions and big success.
    And I am for those tiny, invisible, molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which, if you give them time will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride."

    William James (1899)

    Empire: through a glass, darkly

    Madoff is master thief, we are petty thieves

  17. "I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success. And I am for those tiny, invisible, molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which, if you give them time will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride."

    William James (1899)

    Empire: through a glass, darkly

    Madoff is master thief, we are petty thieves

  18. Damn straight.

    Sheehan is indeed a principled war opponent. She opposed the former Chickenhawk-in-Chief's war(s), and now she's opposing President Obama The Divine's war(s). Too bad so many of the The Great One's supporters don't have this intellectual and moral clarity.

    If the District of Corruption went on permanent vacation, it would be fine with me.

  19. "Nutjobs"? These people are scientists and engineers who are drawing conclusions based upon their knowledge of structural & mechanical engineering coupled with physical evidence. I would say that a better definition of a "nutjob" is a motormouth with a microphone who plays to people's emotions… RL would be a good example along with Hannity and O'Reilley.

  20. dnn….Dude, Cant you do a little better than "Go spam your conspiracy nutjob site elsewhere"

    A few facts maybe or at least a theory..!!! Was unignited thermite actually found in the dust??

    And, really…. Do you believe that the 911 commission's werk was thorough and probing..??

    What about the anthrax….. Do you buy the official story on that too..??? Does ANY deviation

    from what those in power at the time told us…. ever enter your mind..?? What about

    appointing America's fomer No. 1. War Crimina to oversee the panel..?? Does it raise any

    questions in your mind…….about the sincerity of our dear leader who at the time.appointed

    him…??l It sure is bliss to see a benign motive in the governments actions in 911……….

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  22. Friends of Israel were in charge of security.

  23. I really wish Cindy and her supporters the best.

    To attract the "Ron Paul" crowd, the main ideal or message that is most attractive is freedom. That means reducing or eliminating both foreign and domestic intervention at the federal level.

    For me, if I know she is for ending the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, yet does not call for the end of the U.S. Empire, she'll just get my well-wishes.

    It is an inconsistent idealogy to oppose two explicit examples of foreign intervention and implicitly support more domestic intervention.

    Agian, I wish her the best.

  24. I so respect Cindy for not giving up, even while this plan seems so hopeless. Even if we can shut down traffic in DC; that won't shut down the government. And it won't get any media coverage, in this country at least. The listener who asked, "can't the Left do anything besides stop traffic" had a point. But what's the alternative strategy? I agree with Glenn, above. I wish she could have answered Scott about reaching out to the antiwar conservatives and libertarians, but she's not a great speaker. She just has a great heart.

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