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Peace Mom’s Easter Stand
Cindy Sheehan on the meaning of Easter in Crawford, and New York’s lousy jails
by Sarah Ferguson
April 14th, 2006 3:33 PM

Cindy Sheehan and her supporters are back in Crawford, Texas, for Easter, pitching their tents outside Bush’s ranch to demand, once again: For what noble cause are our troops fighting and dying in Iraq? It doesn’t matter to them that Bush and his family are spending the holiday at Camp David this year. In fact, Sheehan takes credit for driving them away.

Still, she insists she doesn’t hate the man who took her son to war. She just wants answers. And a withdrawal date. Sheehan will be back in New York on April 26 for her arrest trial, then speaking out at the big antiwar demo on April 29.

Voice: Easter is the time for forgiveness. Can you forgive the president for sending your son to Iraq?

CS: I already have forgiven him. I learned a long time ago that you don’t get anywhere holding on to hate because that just hurts the person who hates. So I don’t hate him; I want justice. I just want him to be held accountable for what he’s done, and to get the troops out of Iraq. Peace and love are the things that motivate me.

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