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Watching History Develop: September 24, 2005

based on a report by Scott Galindez. September 24, 2005

[8:15 AM] We are preparing to leave our hotel in Washington, DC. In the lobby there is a picture of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Later today, all eyes will be on a grieving mother who has emerged as a leader of the movement to end the war in Iraq.

I observed Cindy Sheehan rise to the occasion many times in Crawford, Texas. She responded to the media with a calmness that takes most people years to learn.

I watched her take her message to a new level during the first Saturday rally at Camp Casey.

Today, however, the eyes of the world will be on her, and for that reason George W. Bush and his administration should be nervous. The Congress that authorized the war has good reason for concern as well.

If Cindy Sheehan delivers today she may emerge as not just a leader of the anti-war movement but a leader of our country.

Come Sunday morning Cindy may just be the leader of the opposition to the current government. No Democrat has really stepped up to fill that hole. After spending three weeks covering Cindy in Crawford, I think she can do it.

There is excitement in the air here - everywhere you go you see groups of protesters. It's time to head for the White House and watch history develop ...

You have been reading excerpts from "Camp Casey Goes To Washington" by Scott Galindez. You can read it all here: tinyurl.com/bdus4. Thanks to truthout.org. We visit often and we hope you will too.

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