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article imageCindy Sheehan to protest Obama continuing 'Bush wars'

By Andrew Moran     Aug 18, 2009 in Politics
Cindy Sheehan released a statement saying that she will protest at Martha's Vineyard where President Barack Obama and his family will be staying between August 23 and 30.
Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq, will join hundreds protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at Martha's Vineyard where Pres. Obama and his family will be vacationing.
Sheehan will be arriving on Tuesday August 25, 2009.
Near the end of the statement Sheehan told readers if families oppose both wars and have lost a loved one during Pres. Obama's tenure then they are encouraged and welcomed to join the protest.
Cindy Sheehan is best known as an anti-war protester and stood in front of former US President George W. Bush's Texas ranch. She also ran for Congress, unsuccessfully, in 2008.
Her statement was released from her home in California:
“First of all, no good social or economic change will come about with the continuation or escalation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We simply can’t afford to continue this tragically expensive foreign policy.
“Secondly, we as a movement need to continue calling for an immediate end to the occupations even when there is a Democrat in the Oval Office. There is still no Noble Cause no matter how we examine the policies....And, finally, if the right-wing can force the government to drop any kind of public option or government supported health care, then we need to exert the same kind of pressure to force a speedy end to the occupations.”
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