A new television ad featuring a California woman whose son was killed in Iraq will air in Central Texas.
Cindy Sheehan is attracting national media attention and sparking a national debate as she camps out on a Central Texas roadside, demanding to talk to President Bush about her son’s death.
Casey Sheehan, 24, was a 1st Cavalry Division soldier who died in an attack last year in Baghdad.
In the ad, Sheehan remembers her son as a "good and honest" man then asks why Bush can't "be honest" about the war in Iraq.
“You lied to us,” she says in the ad, “and because of your lies, my son died.”
In the ad, Sheehan calls on Bush to admit his mistakes, and bring the troops home now, something the President says would be a mistake.
The group Gold Star Families for Peace funded the TV ad.
Mr. Bush did meet last year with Sheehan and other families whose relatives died in Iraq, but Sheehan insists she wants a face-to-face meeting.
More than 200 anti-war demonstrators gathered Friday along a road leading to President Bush's ranch near Crawford, along which the President’s motorcade passed as Mr. Bush went to another nearby ranch for a GOP fund raiser and barbecue.
It's unclear if Mr. Bush, riding in a black Suburban with tinted windows, saw the demonstrators.
One woman said First Lady Laura Bush looked out the window at them.
Conservative radio talk show host Mike Gallagher headed to Crawford Friday to stage a rally of his own in support of Mr. Bush.