Saturday, August 06, 2005

Walk in the Ditch

Quick political post.

CRAWFORD, Texas - 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.


The group marched about a half-mile before local law enforcement officials stopped them at a bend in the road, still four to five miles from the ranch's entrance. Capt. Kenneth Vanek of the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said the group was stopped because some marchers ignored instructions to walk in the ditch beside the road, not on the road.

That about says it all doesn't it? "Walk in the ditch."
You can call the McLennan County Sherriff's office here: 254-757-5000


Blogger Infinite Dragon said...

Hey, great job covering this story! I had the honor of seeing Cindy Sheehan off this morning from our Veterans for Peace national convention.

Just FYI, the members of the group are all Veterans for Peace who escorted her (and who were kept from bringing her water later in the day by the guards).

Keep up the great work!

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