Veteran Offers New Campsite to Camp Casey, Closer to Bush Ranch

Camp Casey is moving closer to Bush Ranch…

A veteran and relative of relative of “the man who had fired a shotgun in frustration over the protests” has offered his property to Cindy Sheehan and Camp Casey. The property is closer to Bush’s Crawford ranch.

A neighbor of President Bush’s has offered us his land,” the source said. “It’s got plenty of acreage for us, it’s private land, we would have legal permission to be on it, it’s much closer to the ranch — in fact it’s across the street from his (Bush’s) church.”

“We have taken him up on his offer,” the source added.

Sheehan was not immediately available for comment.

Sheehan was expected to begin moving as early as Wednesday morning.

This is a small victory for Cindy Sheehan who is in her 10th day of protest outside of Bush’s Crawford Ranch.

According to the source, the land offered to Sheehan is owned by Fred Mattlage, who is a distant cousin of Larry Mattlage, a man who fired a shotgun over the weekend in frustration over the commotion caused by the vigil.

‘I support what you all are doing’
The source said Fred Mattlage made the offer saying “I’m a veteran, I support what you all are doing and I want to offer you my land.”

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5 Responses to Veteran Offers New Campsite to Camp Casey, Closer to Bush Ranch

  1. Teresa says:

    I am extremely down-hearted at the way so many people of my country are behaving especially the ones in positions of public responsibility. I can understand suspicians and criticisms of Cindy, but the fact of this child’s death looms as a reality that people seem desperate to avoid.
    They can criticize without desecrating and smashing the memory of this soldier. And try ro answer the simple question…What constitutes a noble cause for war and the sacrifice of children?

    Where is there conscience? Their humility?
    The trampling of the crosses should alarm everyone. Don’t they sense the danger and the civil war escalating here? When will this cease to be a circus, an entertainment extravaganza?
    What can we do? I am ashamed and don’t understand why people are made like this, with ice in their veins. Do they think this is enjoyable?

    I am so, so relieved that this man offered his land.

  2. marco says:

    ^ I agree, this is very good news. I was worried that something like the crosses or worse was inevitable. At least now they’ll be on private land.

    I just hope this guy isn’t pulling a Dubya double cross.

  3. Marco

    What I read seemed very sincere and genuine. Not everyone is on his side down there.

  4. Teresa

    Some people simply are devoid of conscience, humility and decency I am afraid.

    Cindy Sheehan is it appears beyond the realm of the scope for most. I was concerned in some ways on a different level but it is clear she is acting from a place of higher consciousness.

  5. kj says:

    Add my name to those who are relieved about this development.