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Cindy Sheehan Urges Canada to Welcome US Deserters
CNS News ^ | May 4, 2006 | Howard Williams

Posted on 05/05/2006 9:40:30 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

Ottawa (CNSNews.com) - America's so-called "Peace Mom" arrived Thursday in Canada's capital to urge politicians to give safe haven to U.S. military deserters escaping service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sheehan also called on Canada to pull its own troops out of Afghanistan.

Referring to her past protests outside the White House and outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch, Cindy Sheehan called on ordinary Canadians to pitch tents outside the residence of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The Ottawa visit is part of a cross-Canada tour being undertaken by Sheehan to urge the country to repeat its controversial policies of the 1960s when hundreds of American deserters wanting to avoid military service in Vietnam were given safe haven.

Most of Sheehan's audiences are students on university campuses.

The Toronto Star newspaper described her as "now the most visible face in the U.S. anti-war movement."

Talking to reporters before addressing a university audience in Ottawa Thursday, Sheehan suggested the only reason Canadian troops are in Afghanistan is to free up more American troops to fight in Iraq.

Sheehan claimed that while most Canadians opposed the Iraq war, they did not realize that Canadian troops were directly helping the U.S.-led efforts in Iraq by serving in Afghanistan.

Canadians, she said, "should take their tents and put them on the prime minister's lawn and say, 'I want to know why you're making our soldiers fight and die, and kill innocent people in Afghanistan, and I'm not moving until you let me know.'"

Sheehan's biggest audience in Canada thus far, was about 300 students at the University of Toronto on Wednesday night, but she has been getting a fair amount of television coverage as well. Most newspapers have tucked their coverage of her tour on the inside pages, without much fanfare.

There have been no mass rallies in support of her campaign, which comes during the week that memorial services were being held for four Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

In an oblique reference to those memorial services, Sheehan told reporters: "My heart goes out to all the (Canadian) families who have had loved ones killed in Afghanistan."

She said that "until recently," Canada had been a "peace beacon" for the United States, welcoming and giving asylum to American slaves and more recently to deserters not wanting to serve in foreign wars.

Sheehan's son Casey, 24, was killed in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City just over two years ago. He had been in Iraq for just five days when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.

Sheehan said: "I begged him (Casey) not to go to Iraq. I said 'I'll take you to Canada,' but he said, 'Mom, I have to go. It's my duty. My buddies are going.'"


TOPICS: Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cindysheehan; cindyshiite; hanoiicindy; jihadcindy; loser; moonbat; sheehan; traitor
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Please, please have trouble getting back in. Please stay there. We don't want you.
1 posted on 05/05/2006 9:40:34 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Who?


2 posted on 05/05/2006 9:43:32 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Guess she hasn't heard about the elections yet - the current Canadian government wouldn't want any deserters.
3 posted on 05/05/2006 9:43:37 PM PDT by decal (My name is "decal" and I approve this tagline)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
sigh
4 posted on 05/05/2006 9:43:47 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I'd suggest that she set an example and stay there, but I doubt that even the Canadians would want her. How about Venezuela instead?


5 posted on 05/05/2006 9:44:17 PM PDT by Master Shake
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Can someone please dump a bucket of blood on this bimbo the next time they see her at an anti-war rally?

She and her ilk are doing more to assist our enemies in Iraq than anything I can think of.

In fact, I think every politician who is voicing this "Pull out now" mantra, needs be painted in blood.


6 posted on 05/05/2006 9:45:37 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Be good neighbors Canada and keep the witch.


7 posted on 05/05/2006 9:46:14 PM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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Id rather see if she floats like a witch


8 posted on 05/05/2006 9:49:14 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (( saving us from the whining, useless, irrelevent left...))
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The "Grief Pimp" is at it again. How 'bout Canada welcoming her.


9 posted on 05/05/2006 9:55:54 PM PDT by no dems (A Winning Campaign Theme for a Conservative in '08: "PUTTING AMERICA FIRST")
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"Canadians, she said, "should take their tents and put them on the prime minister's lawn and say, 'I want to know why you're making our soldiers fight and die, and kill innocent people in Afghanistan, and I'm not moving until you let me know.'"

Ah, yes, she's the kind of far-out leftist twit who doesn't even support keeping Afghanistan rid of Taliban and Al Qaeda. She probably opposed doing anything at all about 9/11 except announcing our abject surrender. Cindy, why don't you go to Waziristan and stay there? You can kiss up to Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri, maybe run a day care center for the children of terrorists........ Cindy you disgrace your son's noble name and death every day of your sorry existence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waziristan
10 posted on 05/05/2006 10:00:20 PM PDT by Enchante (Mary McCarthy & Richard Clarke: Al Qaeda and Iraq helped to produce VX in Sudan!!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Is this the Friday night comedy thread?


11 posted on 05/05/2006 10:00:59 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Psychotic pacifist.


12 posted on 05/05/2006 10:07:54 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

ISN'T IT OBVIOUS BY NOW THAT THESE LOSERS LIKE MOORE AND SHEEHAN WOULD BE DOING THIS EXACT SAME SCHTICK IF WE HAD NEVER GONE INTO IRAQ IN THE FIRST PLACE? Their attempts to portray Afghanistan as the 'the good war' were never legitimate. They would be sucking up to the Taliban just as much as they do to Saddam's lackeys.


13 posted on 05/05/2006 10:09:21 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Commie Sheehan, you need to desert to Cuba.
14 posted on 05/05/2006 10:10:28 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: DaveLoneRanger

She should invite Canada to invite illegal aliens over there, too.


15 posted on 05/05/2006 10:11:28 PM PDT by Ruth A. (we might as well fight in the first ditch as the last)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

will somebody please take Cindy on a 'walk' to see the wonderful Polar Bears up in Churchill ?


16 posted on 05/05/2006 10:13:29 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Hey Shee-hag!


17 posted on 05/05/2006 10:18:31 PM PDT by kstewskis (Minutechicks ROCK!!!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Seems like everyone knows who "Cindy Sheehan" is, and everyone forgets, if they ever even knew, who Casey Sheehan was.
Casey Sheehan was a young man who did not agree with his mothers communist politics.
Casey Sheehan was a two term soldier, who died while in voluntary service to the USA DOD, in war.
Casey Sheehan deserves the respect and prayers of every single one of his former fellow citizens.
I had never met Casey Sheehan when he was alive, so I don't know for sure how he feels about the antics of his mother.
I do know how I felt about the antics of my own mother, when I wore a uniform in voluntary service to the USA DOD.
And once having proudly worn the uniform, and also having proudly re-enlisted,I can confidently state that Casey Sheehan would not have supported the trashing of his life, as his mother has attempted.
She will have to answer to him, and to God.
It is up to Casey to ask mercy for her soul, should he care.
None of the rest of us have that right, and those who pretend they do, well, judgement day will come to us all.
18 posted on 05/05/2006 10:23:54 PM PDT by sarasmom (To all political staff lurkers: SECURE THE BORDERS, OR YOU'RE FIRED!)
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Ms. Sheehan has had her 15 minutes!!!

Let's do our part to ensure she once again becomes anonymous to everyone more than a few blocks from her home.

PLEASE let's STOP putting suck up MSM stories about her on FR!!!!

Even though I never read the stories associated with posted articles, HER NAME is always in the LEAD!!!

PLEASE!! NO MORE!!!

19 posted on 05/05/2006 10:29:47 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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Miss Cindy should keep her butt in Canada for the rest of her life. The really sad thing is that she is being used by the radical left and she doesn't even recognize it. She thinks they're her "friends".

Whoooooooo boy!


20 posted on 05/05/2006 10:49:06 PM PDT by virginiaspook
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