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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:09 AM
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Cindy Sheehan leads protest at CIA, Cheney's house
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Sat Jan 16, 8:06 pm ET

LANGLEY, Va. A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has protested near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia.

They were protesting the use of unmanned drone aircraft to attack al-Qaida and Taliban targets.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:14 AM
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1. "She says using drones is "cowardly" and "immoral.""
She would prefer the Matt Dillon or John Wayne method and call out the bad guys to meet them face to face on the street at high noon.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:17 AM
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3. The irony is that she seems to be advocating more mothers have to go though what she went through
in terms of losing a son or daughter, by having them get killed in combat
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:28 AM
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4. Yes, that's just what she's advocating. What a shill she is.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 08:28 AM by ClassWarrior
:sarcasm:

NGU.

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:53 AM
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5. You and Cindy are ignoring the fact that unmanned drones keep our troops safe
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:02 AM
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6. Those are drones are the best recruiting tool for insurgents.
So, how is that "keeping troops safe"?
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:09 AM
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7. Iraq was a recruiting tool, this gets the job done with out endangering a pilot
or ground troops
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:29 AM
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11. When has a pilot ever been endangered in either of these conflicts?
Only when there are too many aircraft in the air and they crash into each other. Please. What about all the civilians that are killed? You don't care about them obviously. Not surprising.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:19 AM
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8. Nothing like bringing them home would though
the oil and gas is not worth the blood, simple as that
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:27 AM
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10. I'm ignoring nothing. You're the one who's being ignorant.
NGU.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:46 AM
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15. And if our troops were at home they would be even safer
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:36 PM
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21. What you are ignoring is that
the collateral damage of killing innocent people while maybe or maybe not
taking out a high value target is creating MORE terrorists.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:23 PM
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26. Terrorists are blowing up innocents
Suicide bombers have been blowing up civilians at random for years.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:45 AM
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13. LOL where the fuck did you get that idea??
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:15 PM
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28. She's right
Time to end the wars.
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:15 AM
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2. Good.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:26 AM
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9. When the said cheney's house
I thought it was the mansion in Maryland. You all know the one where he tried to have Marylanders banned from the cove where they had fished for almost 300 years. He said it spoiled his view. Does that sort of beautiful mind and beautiful view thing run in the republican party. Do they think if they can make things beautiful to look at it will do away with the slime and putrid mess they created.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:49 AM
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16. He built a new house right next to CIA headquarters
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:43 AM
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12. Thank you Cindy!
It's nice to know someone out there still gives a shit.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:46 AM
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14. Thanks Cindy!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:49 AM
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17. Drones: The ultimate CYA tool for politicians sending troops to a lost war.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:41 AM
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18. This woman really either needs to get educated or stay home.
Drones are a great way to accomplish certain tasks without risking lives.

There's nothing "immoral" or "cowardly" about that.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:40 PM
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22. This woman is educated with a degree in history
And knows it pretty darn well.
When she says the CIA works for the robber class and corporations and not the American people
she sums it up pretty well. The CIA is killing innocent people in these so called precision attacks
and creating the next generation of terrorists. What about the lives of the innocent? Is it okay to
risk those lives?
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:17 AM
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19. Oh, dear God...
She should protest in front of someone's home who actually determines US foreign policy. She could start at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Protesting at Dick Cheney's home over the current use of drones is shark-jumping at its finest.

:eyes:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:18 AM
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20. good for her. america should be at cheney's gate with pitchforks & tar & feathers
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:20 PM
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23. K&R.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:24 PM
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24. Why do people always attack the conduct of the war instead of the actual war itself?
Would Sheehan support the war if we were just marching troops into Taliban controlled areas and ordering them to shoot anything that moves?
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:32 PM
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25. Protest in DC March 22 as long as it takes- tent city begins March 13
POTA will begin on Monday, March 22nd and we will end when the troops start to come home.

Individual commitment will entail an at least a once a week CR mission and support to the group at large through contributing to the running and infrastructure of our encampment and the care and feeding of activists.

Beginning March 13th, we will erect a tent city on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument to house, feed and otherwise care for everyone who participates and needs a place to stay.

Your commitment can range from the entire action: Until our demands are met; or any other chunk of time that you are available.

http://peaceoftheaction.org/
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:13 PM
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27. I'm excited to be participating in Peace of the Action
A little nervous as I've never been arrested in DC before, but have locally been arrested for Peace.
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