A Mother of Slain Soldier
Seeks Audience of the President
August 12th 2005
Cindy Sheehan, the
mother of Casey Sheehan, has staged a peace vigil outside the
Presidents Ranch in Texas. She has demanded to meet the President
to ask why the US went to war in Iraq.
Her son Casey was
killed in Iraq after volunteering for a rescue mission where he and
six others were killed last year after he re-enlisted. Casey was
the first of four children born to Cindy and Patrick Sheehan.
According to Cindy her son lived a typical suburban experience. He
loved Nintendo, G.I. Joes, watching Wrestlemania and the Los Angeles
His decision to
sign up surprised his family, according to the Washington Post.
“One night he came home after running some errands and "announced
that we were looking at the newest recruit in the U.S. Army,"
Patrick Sheehan recalled a few days after Casey's death.” Casey had
dreams of working as an Army Chaplain’s Assistant.
motorcade passed the growing group of war protestors gathered
outside his Ranch on Friday. Law enforcement has placed restrictions
on where the group can stand, according to AP. Officers required
the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to
As the motorcade
passed Cindy held a sing that read ``Why do you make time for donors
and not for me?''. It is unclear whether the President saw the
sign. Earlier the President has said he sympathizes with the
There is talk of
the group following the President back to Washington when he leaves
Texas. So far the group outside the Ranch has grown to more than
arrived on Friday at Stan and Kathy Hickey’s Broken Spoke ranch,
next to the President’s Ranch, to attend a fund raiser. According
to AP “All have contributed at least $25,000 to the RNC, and many
are ``rangers,'' an honorary campaign title bestowed on those who
raised $200,000 or more for Bush, or ``pioneers,'' those who have
raised $100,000 or more”.
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