11 August 2005

Cindy Sheehan

Glad to see someone like her taking the fight right to Bu$h!

Honour the Warrior, not the war...


Soldier's Mother in Bush Protest

The mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, who is holding a roadside protest outside President Bush's Texas ranch, is gaining support from well-wishers.

Cindy Sheehan has received flowers and food from people who support her anti-war stance, and dozens have turned out to join her demonstration.

She is vowing to remain until she is allowed to speak to the president about his justification for the war.

Ms Sheehan's son Casey was killed in Baghdad's Sadr City in April 2004.

Divided opinion

Ms Sheehan, who took up residence in her roadside tent on Saturday, said she has been amazed by her newfound status as a symbol for the anti-war movement.

"Before my son was killed, I used to think that one person could not make a difference,'' she told AFP. "But one person that is surrounded and supported by millions of people can be heard."

However, some forces veterans and relatives have dubbed the vigil a distraction and are keen to ensure support for those serving in Iraq does not wane.

Among those who have visited Ms Sheehan in her camp are the US national security adviser and deputy White House chief of staff. Both chatted to her for about 20 minutes.

But the angry mother dubbed the encounter "pointless" and repeated her demand to see her president.

Ms Sheehan met the president once before when he visited Fort Lewis in Washington State to meet relatives of those killed in the war.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2005/08/11 12:42:41 GMT



Blogger brock50 said...

I feel for the mother of the soldier that is protesting outside of Mr. Bush's ranch, but I think she is out of line. No one who is involved in our military at this time was drafted there it is all voulntary. When we weren't at war it was all peachy to sit back and collect the check for being in the military. I would also like to say I don't agree with the war,but the soldiers should remeber when they were sworn in that they said they would obey the orders of the commander in chief and if that means going to fight a senseless war then so be it. And yes I have family members and friends who are still there and who have died in this war, but they made a choice to join the military and since they made the choice they should stick by it.

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