Bless You Cindy Sheehan

RECEIVED Tue., Aug. 30, 2005

Dear Austin Chronicle,
    Thank you for the article and picture of Cindy Sheehan [“Sheehan's Field of Dreams,” News, Aug. 19]. I have been thinking of Cindy often ever since I first heard of her crusade. I will keep and look at this picture of Cindy, as the motherly love and concern expressed on her wonderful, courageous ol' hippie mom's face has become my seed of inspiration to personally start to speak up for more peace. As I hope she has become for everyone.
    Seeing that face made me start to wonder what would happen if Bush somehow miraculously turned into an old hippie while on his monthlong “vacation” in Crawford. Better yet ... how about Jesus himself? Well, that's a deep subject but, I believe ... Jesus would crawl out to Cindy on his hands and knees to beg her forgiveness for the horrific decision to start this war in Iraq that eventually led to the murder of her son, and for causing irreversible damage to future generations. I believe ... Jesus would tell Cindy that he had already started calling our troops home, and that billions of dollars had already been spent. Not on weapons of mass destruction, but for food to be sent directly to the mothers of starving children in Africa. Because, hasn't he been insisting in the past that every child has a right to life? I think Jesus would then ask Cindy to join hands in prayer for guidance to help the world toward peace, love, and acceptance for every human being on this earth, and for him to become the genuine leader the American people should expect in their president. This is what I believe Jesus would do. What does Bush believe in? We all surely know the truth by now. It's time. You and me. We the people. All of us who believe in justice, to stand up for the truth as Cindy has. God bless you Cindy Sheehan, your mom, and every mother around the world too. Moms rock the world because they are usually right! Peace. Back by popular demand.
Renee Fuqua
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