Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Who's Right On The Left?

[Sheehan's Anti-War Protest in Savannah
Will Nunley
WSAV News 3

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The war in Iraq was the topic of demonstration Monday night in Forsyth Park. A group of protestors organized with Cindy Sheehan brought their message to Savannah.

You may remember, Sheehan protested outside of the President’s Crawford Texas ranch for over 20 days this summer, following the death of her son in Iraq.

Another group spoke out Monday night as well. Some were there in support of Sheehan’s message, and some were not. Both sides no doubt want the best for the troops and our country, but they were divided over the method.

At the Forsyth Park fountain, veterans, military wives, mothers, fathers and concerned citizens gathered.

Sheehan's group vocally opposed to the war, touting support for the troops, and to bring them home now.

Others say you can't support the troops without supporting the war.

Some holding candles, others holding signs, they made their messages known.

“Cindy Sheehan does not speak for me. She does not speak for my husband. My husband believes in what he is doing, and it is for the right reasons,” says Courtney Horn, a military wife.

“We don't believe in this war. We want our troops to come home. We want them to come home now, and we want to make sure they are taken care of when they get here,” says Linda Waste.

The protest remained peaceful but emotional.

From here, the Sheehan supporters will join with other groups to march in Washington later this month.]

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