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Why is Bush afraid of Cindy Sheehan?

The chickensh*t man is holed up in Crawford “on vacation.” Mr. “Bring ’em on” only means it when someone else gets to do the fighting – he doesn’t have the balls to attend a single funeral of the 1800+ military personnel killed in Iraq, or to confront the mother of a fallen soldier who took the orders of the Commander in Chief seriously.

Cindy Sheehan is standing out in the hot Texas sun each day, waiting for the President to show his sorry face and explain this disastrous, immoral war to her. All she’s managed to get is a smear by Matt Drudge, and threatened with arrest — because she is a threat to national security. A woman standing on the side of a dusty road. The mother of a patriot that served his country.

The Secret Service has even suggested that if she and her colleagues didn’t get off the side of the road (she’s five miles from the Presidential dude ranch), they may be run over by them. Nice. Is that a threat? Can the Secret Service not manage to keep their vehicles on the road? What kind of bottom-feeder crap is this?

A determined mother of a fallen U.S. soldier who has pledged to hold a roadside peace protest near President George W. Bush’s ranch until he talks to her said Sunday that she met with the president shortly after her son died.

Cindy Sheehan, 48, of Vacaville, Calif., said she was among several relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq who were invited to meet with Bush in June 2004 at Fort Lewis near Seattle, Wash. She said her meeting with Bush occurred two months after her son, Casey, was killed in Sadr City, Irag, on April 4, 2004. Since then, she said, various government and independent commission reports have disputed the Bush administration’s claims that Saddam Hussein had mass-killing chemical and biological weapons — a main justification for the March 2003 invasion.

“I was still in shock then,” Sheehan said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “It takes about eight or nine months for the shock to subside. Now, I’m angry. I want the troops home. “All of those reports prove my son died needlessly. This proved that every reason George Bush gave us for going to war was wrong.”

Sheehan has not seen Bush, but she did talk for about 45 minutes on Saturday with Steve Hadley, Bush’s national security adviser, and Joe Hagin, deputy White House chief of staff, who went out to hear her concerns.

Appreciative of their attention, yet undaunted, Sheehan said she planned to continue her roadside vigil, except for a few breaks, until she gets to talk to Bush. Sheehan, who formed a group called Gold Star Families For Peace, has spoken out against the war across the nation. “People don’t agree with this war, they want our troops home. So people that are outside of Crawford need to keep the pressure on,” Sheehan said.

She alleged that Secret Service agents in Crawford were trying to coerce her into leaving. She said the agents have told protesters that if they stay along the road, about five miles from Bush’s ranch, they may be hit by Secret Service vehicles. The Secret Service in Washington said it was unaware of any such incidents.

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