Cindy Sheehan and Sean Penn's Most Excellent Adventure
Cindy wants a Department Peace and a Department of History where she is the first Secretary!
Sean Penn just wants to quit smoking, but Bush is making it too hard!
Sacramento’s “Out Of Iraq” Forum
Author and media critic Norman Solomon, mother/activist Cindy Sheehan, and actor Sean Penn on January 7, 2006.
(Photo by Bill Lackemacher IV)
From Sacramento’s “Out of Iraq” forum held on Saturday, January 7, 2006, with special guests Cindy Sheehan and Sean Penn:
Welcomed with a standing ovation, Cindy Sheehan and co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace gave a rousing talk. She stressed the need to impeach this administration as war criminals who continue to lie to the American public about pre-war Iraq intelligence. She also contends that Pres. Bush’s assertions about pulling the U.S. troops out of Iraq would lead to chaos are a part of a calculated strategy to mislead the American public. Cindy reminded the audience that we all need to take responsibility for Iraq—as we elected the officials who ultimately allowed the invasion and occupation. We have the power to remove them from office. Cindy emphasized we must exit Iraq now to save precious lives. After expressing her support for a Dept. of Peace, Cindy concluded that she’d like to create a U.S. Dept. of History, with herself as the first secretary.
Actor Sean Penn added to the enthusiasm of the day by stressing that all of the nation’s anti-war activism was taking hold and was starting to work—while admitting that the stress of living under the current administration was making it tough for him to quit smoking. Stating that he “was not a pacifist on the inside”, he was moved to be one on the outside for the sake of his children and grandchildren’s future. He said we have to fight for everything we have.
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Representative John “Pink Hawk” Murtha attended one of the “Out of Iraq” meetings at a different location.
Cindy was awarded the Idiotarian of the Year Award, yesterday.