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Report: Mother who lost son in Iraq says she may be arrested

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A friend of the mother who lost her son in Iraq and is protesting outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch, says she expects to be arrested Thursday, according to his post on the liberal blog Daily Kos.

"Cindy Sheehan phoned me from Texas a few minutes ago to say that she's been informed that beginning Thursday, she and her companions will be considered a threat to national security and will be arrested," friend David Swanson wrote.

"Coincidentally, Thursday is the day that Rice and Rumsfeld visit the ranch, and Friday is a fundraiser event for the haves and the have mores. Cindy said that she and others plan to be arrested," he adds.

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RAW STORY expects to interview Sheehan this evening, and will bring you the latest as it develops.

Sheehan lost her son Casey in Iraq last April, and soon thereafter met with President Bush. Of late, she's said she was in shock at the time and didn't get to ask Bush harder questions about why he took America to war. She feels that she didn't convey her true feelings at their first meeting, and is holding vigil outside Bush's ranch.

"I plan on staying here the entire month of August or until he comes out to talk to me," she told reporters.

Sheehan told reporters she wants to ask "why (Bush's twin daughters) Jenna and Barbara and the other children of the architects of this disastrous war are not in harm's way, if the cause is so noble."

Originally published on Monday August 8, 2005.

 


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