August 24, 2005
KWTX Channel 10 Central Texas
After spending nearly in week in California after her mother suffered a stroke, anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan returns to Central Texas Wednesday afternoon to resume her vigil near the President’s ranch.
Sheehan is the Vacaville, Calif. woman who is demanding a meeting with the President about the death of her 24-year-old son Casey, a 1st Cavalry Division soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Sheehan’s protest has attracted international attention and has sparked both local and national controversy.
She began her vigil on Aug. 6, but interrupted it late last week after learning of her mother’s stroke.
President Bush has said he sympathizes with Sheehan, but says he disagrees with her call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
He told reporters Tuesday in Idaho that most military families do not share Sheehan’s views.
Bush supporters set up their own camp in downtown Crawford over the weekend, called “Fort Qualls