Pete, Nancy, George and WWIII

“You don’t have money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.” Pete Stark (D-Ca)

“While Members of Congress are passionate about their views what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate.” Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, (D-Ca)

“But this — we got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have (sic) the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.” George Bush, War Criminal

I cheered inside my head when I heard, Rep. Stark unbelievably utter his words condemning the murderous acts of BushCo on the House floor and I was impressed with his candor, compassion and what I consider an appropriate amount of rage and honesty. How many of us were not thinking the same thing about the S-CHIP votes? I knew, however, that it would not be long until Pete Stark had to apologize and it happened today.

I believe that Speaker Pelosi’s comments about Rep. Stark were utterly inappropriate and out of line. I believe that when she said that impeachment was “off the table,” her remarks were not only inappropriate but also antithetical to our Constitution and directly in opposition to why the people of this country put Democrats back in power.

We may remind the Speaker of some of the things George has said: He told us that Saddam was able to reach the Eastern part of the US with drones that contained either chemical or biological weapons; that the smoking gun might come in the form of a “mushroom cloud” and that Saddam was also seeking significant amounts of “yellow cake uranium.” George and his co-criminals also told us over and over again the 9-11 was the justification for an attack on Iraq because Saddam had something to do with 9-11.

It is imperative that Ms. Pelosi be a true leader and lead the charge to impeach the liars, or at least get the hell out of the way so they can be impeached. I buried my son for no logical, moral or truthful reason for God’s sake, and she has neither the integrity or fortitude to finally say that BushCo has to be stopped before George is the instigator for Armageddon.,

Ms. Pelosi is not the only one who condemned Rep. Stark; she joined hands (again) with Republicans to do so. However, for the Republicans to say that Congressman Stark’s comment demeaned “the troops” is so patently ridiculous, it is stunningly pathetic. Our troops and their much higher paid cousins, the mercenary killers, are killing innocent Iraqis. IT IS A WAR! What do these morally bankrupt Chickenhawks think occurs in war? It would be better for everyone if “the troops” went over to play pinochle with the Iraqis, but occupied peoples have an inherent hatred of their occupiers and want them to leave their country: dead or alive. Congress wants to hide behind “the troops” by giving BushCo billions of more dollars to wage the occupation so their lobbyist buddies and campaign contributors can become richer off of the flesh and blood of those same troops that they claim to support.

BushCo has over 14 more months to sew their demented seeds of destruction all over the planet and we must all join Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh) in his call to remove them from office not only for their past, but for their future, illegal wars of aggression, possibly even doing the unthinkable: using a nuclear weapon. The terrorists that wear Brooks Brothers and Armani and live and work in the big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue are more dangerous to our way of life and safety than any others.

I wish Congressman Stark had not caved to the establishment elitists. George is the one that needs to apologize to each and every one of us for killing just about everything that we hold dear: our treasury, our Constitution, our standing in the international community, our ecology, our children, and for murdering our hopes and dreams for the future.

When I replace Nancy Pelosi as the Representative from California’s 8th district, I will fight for the lives, security and prosperity of, not only my constituents, but for all the human beings in the world. If BushCo is still in office, God forbid, when I am sworn in, I will do everything in my power to hold them accountable for their crimes against humanity and I will never, ever apologize for telling the truth.

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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Bush's war of terror on 04/04/04. Sheehan is a congressional candidate running against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco. You can visit her campaign website at She is the co-founder and president of Gold Star Families for Peace and The Camp Casey Peace Institute. Read other articles by Cindy, or visit Cindy's website.

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  1. gerald spezio said on October 26th, 2007 at 5:54am #

    The United States of America is murdering innocent people for Israel and oil.

  2. tony murschel said on October 26th, 2007 at 6:17am #

    It’s good to see that you’re going to starting writing AND cashing your own checks!! It’s about time that a person with your stature stands up and gets in the ring, instead of trying to win the fight from the crowd–which I’m sure you realized is impossible. I do hope that you take away Pelosi’s seat. I am also looking forward to a time when C-SPAN will be rated higher than Heroes. Why bother tuning into a fake show when you could see a real hero live on C-SPAN pushing the buttons that will make all of these career politicians’ sweat like they’re up on charges for indecency or corruption? England may have more surveillance, less rights, and worse weather than the U.S., but at least their PM has to converse directly with the people’s representatives. Could you imagine ‘W’ being part of a live debate where his ‘handlers’ don’t have time to prescreen questions and the crowd isn’t chosen based on their ability to write checks to the RNC? That would be bigger than any UFC or WWF PPV event, ever! So here’s to the future of our country and the return to Democracy (not Democratic) based values.

  3. Dave Silver said on October 26th, 2007 at 6:54am #

    Cindy for Congress; Does your Mission statement include the
    Israel./Palestine conflict?


  4. rosemarie jackowski said on October 26th, 2007 at 7:21am #

    Nancy Pelosi is complicit in the war crimes – and so is every voter who continues to vote for Republicans and Democrats.

  5. dan elliott said on October 26th, 2007 at 1:36pm #

    Thank you Rosemary, my sentiments exactly.

    Props to the CodePink member who confronted Condoleeza waving bloody hands in her face! Next move : confront Pelosi the same way? Or Hillery first, Nasty Pelousi next?

    CodePink wouldn’t be giving any Dumockrats a free ride while they focus exclu. on Bush Admin? Naaww, I’m just paranoid, shame on me.

  6. Robin Chase said on October 26th, 2007 at 2:27pm #

    Indeed, the American people do obtain a source of entertainment from the abstract images and cheerleader slogans of the mass media.

    War games, video games, wars in foreign countries populated by people with strange sounding names. Why else would the American public support every war that the Bush Foggy Folks conjure up?

  7. Hue Longer said on October 26th, 2007 at 2:44pm #

    I remember Dems getting excited about Pelosi, and all I could see was her insane grin at having obtained her seat…I had to ask dems if they were THAT happy, and the response was usually a measured, “no, we have to hold her accountable and there is a lot of work to do”. Then it begged, “what the fuck was she so face splitting happy about”?

    I hope Cindy kicks her when she’s down and says, “Nancy you are not my fucking constituent, get off my porch!

  8. Barbara said on October 26th, 2007 at 7:21pm #

    Thank you, Rosemarie Jackowski, for elegantly summarizing the options for me and my fellow voters.

  9. Mike McNiven said on October 27th, 2007 at 12:15am #

    Good luck Ms.Sheehan!

    (and thank you Ms. Jackowski for your very brave comment!)

  10. Jim said on October 27th, 2007 at 3:29am #

    “complicit in the war crimes – and so is every voter who continues to vote for Republicans and Democrats”

    You will never get anywhere if you make such outrageous charges against every person voting for Democrats. Do keep in mind that Pete Stark is a Democrat.

    Then again, perhaps rosemarie is an agent provocateur, for whom such a charge is straight out of the playbook.

  11. Lloyd Rowsey said on October 27th, 2007 at 5:20am #

    For those who may be wondering…

  12. Hue Longer said on October 27th, 2007 at 6:05am #

    Watch Bill Clinton or even Al Gore (if he doesn’t run for pres) come running to defeat Cindy (remember Gonzalez)…I hope they do too, because unless this thing is fixed beyond belief, Nancy will go down and they’ll be stuck looking like the lying shills they are when the world doesn’t end like they promised it would.

  13. Bert said on October 27th, 2007 at 7:04pm #

    I kind of agree with Pelosi that what Stark said was ‘over the top’,
    I think he should have looked at the old choice of words, there,
    but I think his heart was in the right place on saying it anyway.

    Free speech and good taste have never really quite lined up, there,
    either on Main Street or in Congress, and, when all was said and done,
    more was said THAN done, as is usually the case in Congress or

    MY opinion is different from Starks, not that anyone cares, but I’ll
    share it ANYway. MY opinion is the same as Greenspans, namely
    that the war is about OIL, not anyone’s amusement, but rather was
    an oil war from the outset. My reasoning is underscored(in my little
    world, anyway) by the recent UN statement talking about how
    biofuel development and production would cause starvation. I think
    that’s a crock. I think biofuels have GREAT potential to a) feed the
    world sustainably by helping people to develop crops that have
    dual purpose, as with grain, corn, or sugar, if you need to get somewhere you distill em, if you’re hungry, eat em, either way the
    farming is good practice for doing both jobs. At SOME point, people
    are going to have to get more proficient with the old local food
    production. There’s a lot of different ways to get that done, the
    simplest is hothouses, where you spend your water pretty frugally
    maintaining a humidity level that’ll let your seeds jump up, and you
    can use some of that oil or your recycled plastic to build em out of.
    Any way you slice it, though, more countries are going to have to
    get ‘happy’ with the ag production on their own behalf, and stop trying
    to live off our grain exports or whatever, and the Big Global Hurdle
    is going to be ocean desalinization, taking seawater, and cleaning it
    up to where it’s suitable for human, animal, and general ag use. Murkuh
    can’t do it all for everybody, the 21st century represents a lot of
    change for everyone, we need to develop our biofuels, a lot of other
    nations need to just plain develop, and stop waiting for UN/US handouts. Sometimes ‘help’ doesn’t, and instead of rockets and bombs
    and promissory gimmebucks, maybe we need to send out literature
    on farming, take notes from the best ag countries, bind it all up, call it
    a ‘how to’ book, and distribute those instead. Make it all-inclusive,
    multiple languages, and get a lot of people in a lot of different countries
    involved in local self-sustaining farming initiatives. When people can
    support themselves, then they can be independent and take care of
    business on their own behalf and stuff. Doesn’t get much better than that, and if we can start producing our own energy, that’ll just help
    things along.

  14. DeepPeace said on October 28th, 2007 at 5:59am #

    Thank you so much Cindy. When I read that Congressman Stark had apologized, especially tearfully as did Biden after he expressed his shock when the Abu Ghraib torture scandal with photos of the atrocities broke. Bushco is threatening our Congresspersons and we need to talk about it and get some real protection for them.

    It was very out of character for Rep. Stark to not only apologize but grovel and say he would go back to a well-deserved obscurity. Are they showing Congresspersons photos of Americas who have been spied on and arrested by NSA being tortured? Is that the NSA scandal that James Comey and the still operating FBI Chief threatened to resign over?

    This issue of safety for our Congresspersons and even our Governors and the Don Siegalman case shows needs to be addressed now. These threats cannot continue, we have to express what we suspect and have some type of investigation – our votes are not going to be counted if we do not stop the intimidation of our Congress.

  15. Lloyd Rowsey said on October 28th, 2007 at 3:01pm #

    Bert. I think you make many interesting and valid points. And I refer you to a wonderful article by Freeman Dyson in his speculative mode in the New York Review of Books.

    But I think Cindy Sheehan won’t have time or the inclination to raise such admittedly fascinating speculations in her campaign in San Francisco for Pelosi’s seat in 2008.

    And the primary factoid supporting my thought is: I know an attorney who works in San Francisco, and I emailed him Friday about yesterday’s anti-war rallies in San Francisco; he replied simply, “Cindy’s dreaming.”

  16. Mike McNiven said on October 28th, 2007 at 7:44pm #

    “Cindy’s dreaming” ! We are lucky that she is dreaming to change the soul-less status quo! As Einstein said, : ” Imagination is more important than knowledge.” By the way, in addition to the US population, hundreds of millions of others on this planet need freedom from the harmful effecets of these R&D parties’ imperialist policies! Borrowing from Dr.King, “I have a dream,…”!

  17. Hue Longer said on October 28th, 2007 at 10:17pm #


    While I agree that amusement doesn’t enter in to the equation, the position of “it’s about oil” means many things.

    Regarding bio fuels being any kind of answer, the amount of agricultural land needed to replace oil (not factoring in how much oil is needed for the agriculture itself) seems to indicate that it’s an impossible pipe dream if consumption were to continue at anything close to the present pace, much less get worse.

    I think it’s a mistake to entirely blame third world countries for their agricultural circumstances when the US makes damn sure that they are in those circumstances through subsidized US agriculture being forced on markets whose peoples are at the mercy of proxy governments installed or controlled by the US and its empirical trade policies.

    The best farmers in the world are having their seeds and crops destroyed directly and indirectly and saying that they need instruction manuals sounds like you’re telling them to eat cake. Suggesting that US corporate robbers growing gen mod bio-corn in slave states will be feeding people ignores or misunderstands history

  18. Hue Longer said on October 28th, 2007 at 10:19pm #


    Will your attorney friend vote for her anyways?

  19. Lloyd Rowsey said on October 29th, 2007 at 5:15am #

    I wonder, Hue. I’ve been considering asking, “How much you wanna to bet? Well then, how about a quinella with….?”

  20. Irish Bear said on October 29th, 2007 at 4:59pm #

    Jim —

    Democrats are clearly complicit in war crimes. They –vote– for the crimes. They –fund– the crimes. If you act in such a way as to help put these people in a position to continue their war crimes, say for example by, I don’t know, voting for them and giving them money… then what do you want to call it?

    You want to call it an “outrageous charge” but then you next call Rosemarie an agent provocateur… nice.

  21. Mike McNiven said on October 31st, 2007 at 3:42am #

    During the Algerian anti-colonial war, Jean-Paul Sartre called the members of the French cabinet, the members of its parliament, the voters and the taxpayers “complicit in the war crimes.”