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Archive for February 1, 2009

SONDAY: A Nation Rocked to Sleep by Carly Sheehan


I started this essay with a poem from Kipling, and I want to end it with a poem my daughter wrote that began my activism after her brother was killed, and is just as timely today as it was in April 2004:

Cindy Sheehan is an American anti-war activist whose son, Casey, was killed in the Iraq War on April 4, 2004. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended anti-war protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch — a stand which drew both passionate support and angry criticism.

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