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"Cindy Sheehan lives with pain. She is the president of Gold Star Families for Peace and a grieving mother who lost her son, Casey Sheehan, on April 4, 2004 in Iraq," writes Bob Geiger. "On Wednesday night, she appeared on MSNBC's Hardball and heard the mother of a wounded soldier (now home from Iraq) make this statement:

'I think now is the time to be united with our president, with our country, with our troops, to support them. Whether we believe in what is right and what is wrong, we need to support our men and women that are over there fighting, whether you believe in what they're fighting for is just or unjust. As an American, I'm going to support my president, the country, the troops in whatever means they need.'
In a composed and dignified way, Cindy Sheehan gave this incredible response:

This war, nobody should have been there in the first place. Not one person should be killed. And I don't believe that we support our government when they're wrong. It is wrong. There's innocent people dying. There's innocent Iraqis dying. And Americans should never have been over there. We don't support our country when it is wrong...
(Yellow Dog Blog)

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