Oscar winning actress Jane Fonda has decided not to actively protest the war in Iraq due to her controversial history protesting the Vietnam War.
This decision angered some Vietnam Vets, especially when Jane posed for pictures with anti-aircraft batteries that were used against American aircrafts. Fonda told ABC’s Good Morning America: “I wanted to do a tour like I did during the Vietnam War, a tour of the country. But then Cindy Sheehan filled in the gap, and she is better at this than I am. I carry too much baggage.” Sheehan has garnered world wide attention for her peaceful protests of the Iraq war. Sheehan lost her son Casey in Iraq in 2004 and has staged protests outside President George Bush’s ranch in Crawford, TX. Fonda said during her recent book tour for her autobiograpy My Life So Far she was approached by Vietnam Vets who asked her to speak out. She did not mention the Vietnam Vet who spit tobacco juice in her face at a Kansas City book signing.