Supports Sheehan

RECEIVED Tue., Aug. 23, 2005

Dear sirs,
    I'm writing in support of Cindy Sheehan and the Gold Star Mothers' efforts in Crawford to meet with Bush and their opposition to the Iraq war. I'll answer the question that Bush won't answer or keep lying to them about. We went to war to steal oil and no other reason! We are forcing the Iraqis to privatize their oil supplies so our companies can claim them. While our oil companies are showing record profits, Congress is giving them huge tax breaks. Meanwhile, gas prices continue to spiral out of sight.
    I did want to say something about that Bill O'Reilly and other nuts of Fox cable news calling Cindy and her supporters traitors for daring to believe in and use free speech. Fox News is one of the most right-wing networks on the air. They wouldn't know truth if it slapped them in the face. If O'Reilly supports the war so much let him put on a uniform and drive a military convoy in Iraq. Fat chance!
    My best wishes go to Cindy and her mother, who had a stroke. I also send my prayers to Dr. King's widow, who also had a stroke. I pray they both have a full recovery. And, thanks to The Austin Chronicle for covering Bush's thorn in his backside, Cindy Sheehan [“Sheehan's Field of Dreams,” News, Aug. 19].
Julian Ward
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