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PHOENIX -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been protesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for years, was at the Phoenix office of Sen. John McCain Friday morning.
Sheehan attends protest
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan protests at McCain's office - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and others protested at Sen. John McCain's office Friday after McCain expressed his support for Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Sheehan and other protesters are opposed to Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal being confirmed to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and want McCain to vote against the confirmation.
When McChrystal appeared before a Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain is part of, the protesters didn't feel he was scrutinized, especially regarding the case of former Arizona Cardinals player Pat Tillman.
Despite knowing that Tillman was killed by friendly fire in 2004, McChrystal still awarded him the Silver Star.
"I thought General McChrystal got essentially an easy pass," Sheehan said of the confirmation hearing.
"Senator McCain was in the hearing and we feel he asked soft-ball questions," another protester said.
McCain is in Washington, D.C., and could not respond, but in the past he has said he supports McChrystal's confirmation.
However, the Tillman family does not.