Tensions are mounting in the Texas town near US President George Bush's ranch, as a small army of his supporters poured in to challenge demonstrators opposed to the war in Iraq.
The determined protest by the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq has given US President George Bush little escape from politics during an August vacation at his beloved Texas ranch.
Hundreds of demonstrators against the war in Iraq have squared of with others rallying in support of President George Bush outside Bush's holiday home in Crawford, Texas.
About 70 anti-war protesters shouting "bring the troops home" from Iraq have gathered near President George Bush's ranch, prompting two White House officials to come out to meet mothers who lost children in combat in Iraq.
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