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Cindy Sheehan and Families of the Fallen

Cindy Sheehan has become a leading voice of anti-war activism since beginning a lengthy vigil near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. The media, pro- and anti-war protesters have descended on the vigil, now known as "Camp Casey", in honor of the son she lost to military action in Iraq. Listeners and other guests weigh in on Sheehan's message.

Guests:

Cindy Sheehan, founding member of Gold Star Families for Peace; mother of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, killed in action on April 4, 2004 in Sadr City, Baghdad

Gary Qualls, father of Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Qualls, who died in Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 16, 2004

Christine Dybevik, mother of Marine Lance Cpl. Gary Van Leuven, who died in Husaybah, Iraq, on April 17, 2004

Sharon Westbrook, mother of Marine Pfc. Jason Poindexter, who died in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 12, 2004

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