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August 6, 2005

Iraq finally hits (Bush’s vacation) home

This is what happens when you basically ignore 1,826 dead soldiers:

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – The angry mother of a fallen U.S. soldier staged a protest near President Bush’s ranch Saturday, demanding an accounting from Bush of how he has conducted the war in Iraq.
Supported by more than 50 demonstrators who chanted, “W. killed her son!” Cindy Sheehan told reporters: “I want to ask the president, ‘Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?”’
Sheehan, 48, didn’t get to see Bush, but did talk about 45 minutes with national security adviser Steve Hadley and deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin, who went out to hear her concerns.
Appreciative of their attention, yet undaunted, Sheehan said she planned to continue her roadside vigil, except for a few breaks, until she gets to talk to Bush. Her son, Casey, 24, was killed in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004. He was an Army specialist, a Humvee mechanic.
… She said Hagin told her, “I want to assure you that he (Bush) really does care.”
“And I said if he does care, why doesn’t he come out and talk to me.”
… “I want to ask the president, `Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?” she said, her voice cracking with emotion. “Last week, you said my son died for a noble cause’ and I want to ask him what that noble cause is?”

Sheehan arrived at Bush’s vacation home aboard a red, white and blue bus emblazoned with the words, “Impeachment Tour.”

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