Sunday, August 21, 2005

Pro-Bush Crowd Counters Sheehan Movement

According to the Hedgehog Report, a settlement of Bush supporters has sprung up in Crawford, Texas, in hopes to counter the anti-war movement being led by Cindy Sheehan, a mother who lost a son in Iraq.

David Wessing of Hedgehog, describes the actions of Sheehan's followers as disgusting, citing their installation of crosses with the names of dead soldiers leading up to the Crawford ranch. One man in particular, Gary Qualls, who also had a son die in Iraq has personally removed the cross with his son's name, Louis Quall, as he believes that Louis would have supported the president.

Wessing later states that the mainstream news media will make sure not to cover the Qualls case as fervently as the Sheehan group. That might be true, but for the first time during the war, Sheehan's anti-war sentiments actually do represent the majority of Americans, as 57% of Americans believe that the Iraq was a mistake and 52% believe that the Iraq war has not contributed to the United States's security.


At 12:22 PM, Blogger wfoley said...

I hope the countermovement gets lots of coverage. I would bet there are powerful forces organizing and financing it. Definitely worth looking into.


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