Protest in Crawford Reaches Climax Today

August 27 14:15 2005 Print This Article

Dueling rallies expected

CRAWFORD, Texas, August 27 – The U.S. is facing one of the biggest dueling rallies in a long time with over 3,000 people expected to turn up on Saturday in the little town of Crawford, Texas. You would never expect such a thing in a small one-stoplight town with no more than 700 residents, but since Bush’s ranch is just outside of Crawford they are facing an immense load of protesters today.

In what seems to be a climax in anti-war protesting over the last few weeks, led by grieving mother Cindy Sheehan, the pro-Bush camp is starting to stir its’ tail. With almost 3,000 people expected to turn up at the pro-Bush rally at the local school football stadium things seem to take a turn. While a lot of people sympathize with the mother who has lost her child, many also seem to turn on her and join the tour of the “You don’t speak for me, Cindy”.

Bush will obviously gloat over this change in his favor, he has received less and less support on the Iraq war over the last weeks because of the ever increasing casualty rate but now finally his supporters seem to have awakened. Depending on the success of the Iraqi constitutional draft Bush might even come out of this battle in decent shape.

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