Saturday, August 20, 2005

''Lietta Ruger interviewed on KOMO 4 in Seattle''

"The military mom who started a national anti-war movement outside President Bush's Texas ranch has touched people here in our state.

In fact, one woman was so compelled by Cindy Sheehan's protest, she was compelled to travel to Texas and join her.

Lietta Ruger just got back from a week spent camped outside the Bush ranch. Ruger grew up a military brat, was a military wife and now has a son-in-law and a nephew in the Army.

She says it's that military connection that compelled her to travel to Texas and join in Sheehan's vigil.

"I just felt that I needed to get down there and stand with her because I'm fully in support of what she's attempting to do," Ruger said.

Ruger, of Bay Center, Washington, says she's never been an activist, until now. Over the past year she's protested the Iraq war locally, but going to Crawford, Texas, sleeping in a tent, and being a part of something she believes is growing, just felt right.

"For us as military families, carrying the disproportionate load of the Iraq war, it's our troops and our families affected."-from the post on WashBlog.

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