BlogCall9 with Cindy Sheehan
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With Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice on their way to Crawford to meet with President Bush on Thursday, Cindy Sheehan was the guest of BlogCall9 hosted by Joe Trippi of JoeTrippi.com, Bob Fertik of Democrats.com, and Jodie Evans of CodePink4Peace.org.
Cindy Sheehan has captured the attention of the world with her protest outside George Bush's "ranch" in Crawford, Texas. Cindy is the mother of Army Pfc. Casey Sheehan, who died in combat in Iraq on April 4th, 2004. She is camping out on Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, until he agrees to meet with her. Cindy simply wants to ask Bush "Why did my son die?" and "What was the noble cause that he died for?"
Update: Cindy was amazing, and so was the turnout by bloggers for this call. Here's the report from Joe Trippi:
The blog conference call with Cindy Sheehan just ended, and it was a HUGE success. Cindy gave a great talk and was incredible in answering questions from the bloggers. She really is an amazing woman.
Now we need everyone to help Cindy's cause by blogging about Cindy and telling her story. It seems like the MSM is starting to drop this story - even as they still cover the disappearance of Natalee Holloway - so it is up to us to keep Cindy and the issue of troops in Iraq in the public's consciousness.
For those of you who were not able to make the call, we will have an audio download available in about one hour (around 4PM EST). This call was an incredible experience for me personally, and I think that it really touched everyone who participated. There was even a congresswoman from Illinois who got on the call just to offer heartfelt words of encouragement to Cindy. When it's available, listen to the call audio and see for yourself how authentic, courageous, loving, and strong Cindy is.
In the meantime, you can still ask Cindy how you can help and send her your stories and words of support. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also sign the petition here and visit MeetWithCindy.org for more information.
I want to thank everybody for what they have done so far but also remind everyone that this is not over yet.
I'll post more links as I find them :)