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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mother's Protest at Bush's Doorstep Raises the Stakes

Cindy Sheehan has become the poster child for those who opposes this illegal war of the Bush administration... Will this issue split the American public (Democrats vs. Republicans) as some hypothesizes?


What started out as a seemingly quixotic personal mission has become something of a phenomenon — with media swarming around Sheehan, leading liberal and antiwar activists parachuting in to try to make her their long-sought voice, and political experts in both parties working to assess what role she may have in galvanizing the public's gathering unhappiness with the increasing American casualties in Iraq.

Antiwar leaders hope that putting the spotlight on Sheehan will motivate Americans who oppose the war, creating a political force strong enough to compel the Bush administration to change course. Full Link

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