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Cindy Sheehan and the Veterans For Peace

Posted in algiers,cindysheehan,Katrina,neworleans,photos by jacob on September 14, 2005

Cindy Sheehan and the Veterans for peace

Today Cindy Sheehan came to town. I’m not really sure how I feel about her visit.

Cindy Sheehan and the Veterans for peace 

I really respect the Veterans For Peace. They’ve been very helpful to everyone. Tomorrow they’re bringing a huge amount of computers for the community. They’re going to bring a vsat uplink that’s going to last long term.

Cindy Sheehan I respect beause she’s speaking about something important and personal. She’s speaking from her heart and she’s making her statement for others to join her. However, I feel strange about her visit. I talked with her for a short amount of time and I told her that I was sorry about her son. I told her that I felt like her efforts were worthwhile and that protesting is American. This is why we have an armed forces, we have them to protect the American way of life. That includes protesting perceived abuses of power.