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Iraq soldier's mother joins protest

Original post made on Feb 7, 2009

The mother of a Palo Alto body shop manager who was killed in action in Iraq in June 2004 has joined the Cindy Sheehan protest outside of President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 22, 2005, 4:15 PM

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Posted by J.S.
a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 7, 2009 at 9:25 am

WAR, Killing is destruction of our selves, and going against the Super Higher Interligent.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Two more votes for Saddam's rape rooms. Pity.


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Posted by George
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

We should convert to Islam or let them kill us. It's amazing to me that the free riders don't understand how lucky they are that there are brave soldiers around the world willing to fight for life instead of letting tyranny rule. The free riders are lucky that they live in America far away from the tyranny. We haven't had any buses, trains, or buildings blow up in Palo Alto like they have in New York, Spain, or the UK.


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Posted by George
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

We should convert to Islam or let them kill us. It's amazing to me that the free riders don't understand how lucky they are that there are brave soldiers around the world willing to fight for life instead of letting tyranny rule. The free riders are lucky that they live in America far away from the tyranny. We haven't had any buses, trains, or buildings blow up in Palo Alto like they have in New York, Spain, or the UK.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:44 am

"The mother of a Palo Alto body shop manager who was killed in action in Iraq in June 2004 has joined the Cindy Sheehan protest outside of President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas."

Noble cause but they're wasting their time. Why won't the chicken cross the road? Cindy Sheehan is on the other side. Latest rumor is he's hiding in Dallas.


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Posted by D.D.R.
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

As the mother of a United States Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq in 2003 and again in 2004, I have great empathy for any parent whose child has been killed. I'm not saying I agree with the war, or with Sheehan's methods, but what I'd like to hear from the public is that they recognize that these parents are in pain. As a therapist I hear this pain in my work with parents. Having not experienced the loss of a child in this war, I cannot say what I would do to resolve the pain and grief. But I can say that I will not criticize someone who is in such pain.
Please, let's recognize that this woman is suffering from a great loss and offer our empathy, no matter what our political differences are.


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