Wednesday, August 10, 2005

More coverage on AZ Moms of Active Duty Soldiers

From KTAR Arizona NewsRadio website

Ariz. Moms Head to Bush's Texas Ranch to Protest War
by Kevin Christopher/KTAR

They support the soldiers, but not the war. Two Valley women whose children have served in Iraq are headed to the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Sherry Bohlen says it's to protest the war and to support Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan is the woman camped out in Texas, demanding to meet with the president to find out why her son died in Iraq.

"I see this event and what Cindy's done as a real pivotal moment. And we're going to look back and equate Cindy to Rosa Parks," says Bohlen thinks Sheehan's actions will spark an anti-war movement across the country.

Sheehan said she decided to go to Crawford days after a recent Bush speech in which he said that fallen U.S. troops had died for a noble cause and that the mission must be completed.

"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?"

White House spokesman Trent Duffy said response that Bush also wants the troops to return home safely.

"Many of the hundreds of families the president has met with know their loved one died for a noble cause and that the best way to honor their sacrifice is to complete the mission," Duffy said.

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