The anti-war monument to Cindy Sheehan

Hard to believe, but yes, it’s true:

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – Anti-war demonstrators, back in Crawford to protest during President Bush’s holiday vacation, unveiled a stone monument Friday with the words “Sheehan’s Stand” in honor of the woman who inspired their efforts.

Cindy Sheehan, who staged a 26-day protest outside Bush’s ranch in August, cried when she saw the 2-foot-high sandstone marker.

On the other side of the rectangular slab is the word “Why!” and names of more than two dozen soldiers whose families were part of the vigil. The name of Sheehan’s 24-year-old son, Casey, is among them.

“Nobody knew what was going to happen, and we made up Camp Casey as we went along, and it grew and grew and grew,” said Sheehan, of Berkeley, Calif. “We’re here to say that the killing has to stop, that we’re not going to justify any more killing on our losses.”

The artist who carved the 1,200-pound monument, Ron Teska of Wind Ridge, Pa., drove to Crawford the last week of the protest with the stone slab in the back of his pickup. He spent about 45 hours carving it.

The marker was placed at the Crawford Peace House, which opened downtown a month after the war began in March 2003. An anti-war rally was planned for Saturday and an interfaith service Sunday.


Isn’t that spesh-ul?

Just when you thought you’d seen it all.

Related: Anti-war protesters celebrate Thanksgiving with Iraqi meal – in Crawford, TX:

The Thanksgiving Day meal meant a helping of tabbouli, a traditional Middle Eastern dish, and lentils for 80 anti-war protesters in Crawford on Thursday. The group celebrated the holiday with a relatively quiet Iraqi meal a day after a dozen of their members were arrested for defying a county ordinance near President Bush’s ranch where he is spending the holiday.

“The idea is that it’s an Iraqi-style meal to eat in solidarity with the Iraqi people who are dying there” said Linda Foley, a protester from Azle. “We’re not having the traditional indulgent American dinner.”

Wonderful. What an odd way to “support the troops”, eh?

Also blogged about this at Blogs For Bush

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