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Friday, August 19, 2005

Another Sidestep from the News in Lynchburg: To a Mother in Iraq

After our post about a Lynchburg mother's vigil, we have had a number of requests to make a comment on Cindy Sheehan. Cindy Sheehan has been standing resolutely asking to talk to President Bush. There are a number of things we can say. We do understand there is no fathom that could be placed on a mothers grief.

One remarkable answer to Cindy Sheehan comes from Iraq itself, from another mother:

From "The Iraq Model" you have to scroll down to find the response to Cindy Sheehan, here is part of it:

"I know how you feel Cindy, I lived among the same pains for 35 years but worse than that was the fear from losing our loved ones at any moment. Even while I'm writing these words to you there are feelings of fear, stress, and sadness that interrupt our lives all the time but in spite of all that I'm sticking hard to hope which if I didn't have I would have died years ago."

"Ma'am, we asked for your nation's help and we asked you to stand with us in our war and your nation's act was (and still is) an act of ultimate courage and unmatched sense of humanity.Our request is justified, death was our daily bread and a million Iraqi mothers were expecting death to knock on their doors at any second to claim someone from their families.Your face doesn't look strange to me at all; I see it everyday on endless numbers of Iraqi women who were struck by losses like yours."

And the story goes on to read the full response to Cindy Sheehan go to the highlighted link above.

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