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Mothers confront Bush on war
By Tim Wheeler
People's Weekly World Newspaper, 08/11/05 11:18
As grief-stricken families gathered in Ohio to mourn their Iraq war dead, mothers who lost sons in the war stood vigil on the road to George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, to demand that he bring the troops home now.
The Pentagon announced that 48 soldiers have died since July 24. It pushed the overall death toll to 1,825 and the wounded to 13,769.
The vigil was initiated by Gold Star Families for Peace founder Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey died in combat in Baghdad in April 2004. She debunked Bush’s cliché that the soldiers died in a “noble cause