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Cindy Sheehan Traveling to Martha's Vineyard
Available for a limited number of interviews, Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in the Iraq war, drew global interest when she attempted to confront a vacationing George W. Bush at his Crawford ranch in August 2005. She went on to write Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey through Heartache to Activism and other books. Now, with President Barack Obama vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, Sheehan is traveling there. She was recently interviewed on MSNBC.
Said Sheehan: "I think that people are waking up to the fact that even if they voted for Barack Obama, he doesn't represent real change. July was the worst month for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan are continuing to be killed in these wars. These policies were wrong when Bush was president and they're wrong now that Obama is president.
"Barack Obama is an intelligent person. Can we figure something out that doesn't involve killing innocent people, that doesn't destroy our soldiers?" Sheehan is scheduled to speak at a news conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Bluffs Elementary School in Martha's Vineyard.
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Sheehan now hosts an internet radio show and writes regularly at CindySheehansSoapbox.com.
Also see: "Public Opinion in U.S. Turns Against the War"
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