Thursday, August 25, 2005

Anti-war protesters defied by supporters

The silent majority is silent no more.

Anti-war protesters camped outside U.S. President George Bush's Texas ranch are being confronted by military families who claim they are disrespectful.

The war's opponents are led by California activist Cindy Sheehan, who blames Bush for her son's death in Iraq. Since Aug. 6, a group called Veterans for Peace has begun placing crosses bearing the names of dead soldiers outside the ranch.

But the crosses are being taken down by the dead soldiers' family members, the Washington Times said Thursday.

anti-war protesters "never asked for my permission to put up a cross for my son for their cause," said Gary Qualls, whose son was killed in Iraq. "They are not respecting our sons and daughters."

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