Adding their venerable voices to the anti-war movement a group of grandmothers protested outside an army recruiting office in New York. They were demanding US troops be withdrawn from Iraq. When they tried to enter the building to enlist they were arrested. “We’re risking arrest, we probably will be, we’re prepared for that. We’ll do anything to stop this war and bring the kids home, anything,” one said. Several of the elderly women were taken away in the back of police vans. It was the kind of unsettling image that they perhaps hoped to achieve to get their message across. Since the US-led invasion, almost 2,000 US troops have died in Iraq.