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Home for Iraq protesters

New York: The principle of neighbourliness is about to be stretched to its limits in Crawford, Texas, where the well-known peace activist Cindy Sheehan has bought a plot not far from the town's most famous resident, U.S. President George W. Bush. Ms. Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq two years ago aged 24, will use the two-hectare plot as a permanent home for Camp Casey, the roadside peace protest that dogged Mr. Bush throughout last summer. Mr. Bush traditionally spends a long August vacation at the ranch, but this year he is curtailing his holiday to a fortnight . ``We are beginning to believe that he is frightened of us,'' she wrote in a message to supporters, adding that this year's campaign would begin two days earlier than scheduled, ``so we can at least share part of the summer with Georgie.'' . —

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