Cindy Sheehan


This interview is excerpted from the KPFK broadcast of August 26. The entire show can be heard here.

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses the Iraq War’s continuation even after the withdrawal of all “combat” troops, the antiwar movement mesmerized by “hopenosis” and the 75th anniversary edition of Major General Smedley Butler’s War is a Racket with a forward by Sheehan.

MP3 here. (8:36)

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.

2 thoughts on “Cindy Sheehan”

  1. 'War is a Racket' – a book by twice awarded the Medal of Honor Marine Smedley Butler – the book details how Corporate America makes huge profits on wars!
    The 'Military-Industrial Complex' now rules America – it will be endless war until the 'empire' is totally bankrupt and collapses.

    1. Major General Smedley ("Old Gimlet Eye") Butler, USMC was as tough a fighting man as you're likely to find. He also recognized that war is a racket, that it benefits chickenhawks and the military welfare complex.

      Regarding our "withdrawal" from Iraq: Far be it from me to criticize Saint Barack The Blessed, but I put no credence in anything He says, I'm afraid. (Forgive me, O Blessed One!)

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