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Thursday, March 20, 2008

War protesters halt traffic, recall dead -

War protesters halt traffic, recall dead - Yahoo! News

War protesters halt traffic, recall dead

By SARAH KARUSH, Associated Press Writer Thu Mar 20, 1:47 AM ET

Masked protestors are arrested by police after they would not move out of an intersection, as part of a protest against the war in Iraq, in Washington on Wednesday March 19, 2008. Anti-war protests took place across the nation Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AP Photo: Masked protestors are arrested by police after they would not move out of an intersection,...
Slideshow: Iraq

WASHINGTON - Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In other, more somber observances, organizers set up a 2-mile display of about 4,000 T-shirts in Cincinnati, meant to symbolize the members of the U.S. military killed in Iraq, while in Louisville, Ky., demonstrators lined rows of military boots, sandals and children's tennis shoes on the steps of a courthouse.

Laurie Wolberton of Louisville, Ky., whose son just finished an Army tour of duty in Iraq, said she fears the worsening U.S. economy has caused Americans to forget about the war.

"We're not paying attention anymore," she said. "My son has buried his friends. He's given eulogies, he's had to go through things no one should have to go through, and over here they've forgotten. They just go shopping instead."

On previous anniversaries, tens of thousands of people marched through major U.S. cities, and more than 100,000 gathered on several occasions leading up to the invasion.

Only a few hundred mustered for one of Wednesday's largest gatherings, in Washington[...].

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[WA:Read the article. Read the bold face portion above. "a few hundred", "about a hundred", " a few dozen", etc. Where were the "tens of thousands", the "100,000"? Just handsfull of people dare the bad weather to come out against an illegal war that has slaughtered 4,000 of our sons and daughters, wounded up to 100,000, killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, wounded god knows how many, destroyed 2 nations, made the US universally hated, increased terror cell recruitment a thousand fold, ruined our economy, put your great-great grandchildren in debt for their lifetimes and left to face the blowback of these wars . Why aren't there tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands rising up and DEMANDING impeachment of Bush and Cheney, prison for the Neo-Cons and an end to this damnable war? Where in the hell are AMERICANS?

[ I hear it on every side; I read it on countless blogs and in countless articles - condemnation of the war, condemnation of Bush and his lies, condemnation of our lost jobs and ruined economy. But WHERE is the ACTION? Does the majority of our citizens pin their hopes for the future on War Hawk McCain? Pro-Big Business Bush -Clone Two Faced Lying Hilary? Wall Street backed Obama (guess what camp that puts HIM in? Smells like world domination Big Business.) Are our fellow citizens that dumb and gullible? Or of the "let George do it" mindset? leaving it up to "somebody else". Well folks, we LET GEORGE DO IT and look what it has gotten us.

[The last few sentences of the article:

The Iraq war has been unpopular both abroad and in the United States, although an Associated Press-Ipsos poll in December showed that growing numbers think the U.S. is making progress and will eventually be able to claim some success in Iraq.

[Is THAT it? Tell a big lie often and long enough and the sheeple will believe it. BushCo and the pet poodle mainstream media hammers home over and over, "we're making progress, the surge is working, making progress, the surge is working" on and on. Oh yes, "building democracy, establishing freedom" and the makes-me-want-to-puke, the "keeping America safe", "protecting our freedoms", "war on terror" ad nauseum.

[I'm too old for this. I have to shut the hell up before I have a stroke. WA signing off]


Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Karen Mahabir in Washington; Dave Collins in Hartford, Conn.; Laura Wides-Munoz in Miami; William Kates in Syracuse, N.Y.; Marcus Wohlsen in San Francisco; Dinesh Ramde in Milwaukee; Stephanie Reitz in Springfield, Mass.; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.; and Deepti Hajela in New York.



  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:52:00 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

    Hey, Worried, hang in there. I know things look dark and all but you're among friends.

    I can't sign on anymore so I'll go back to Daniel just to keep some comments going on your site (the box for which seems to take forever to load).

    I've got up a couple of posts at the moment which seem to be raising some eyebrows. I cross-posted one of them on Kos and I thought it was going to go into meltdown. Last time I'll suggest that the Constitution needs to be changed!

    Take care now!

  • At Friday, March 21, 2008 3:03:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Daniel: Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are always welcome and are usually quite witty. I enjoy them.

    I don't understand that you can't sign on anymore. Is it a problem on our site? If so, I will TRY to fix it (I'm not too computer savvy, though).

    Re: meltdowns when cross posting: One of our blogger friends is an excellent writer who sometimes uses irony and satire. Ofcourse numbers of readers do NOT understand and kick up a hullaballoo. He has been banned by certain narrow minded ignoramouses. If you get banned, consider it an honor and in good company. :-)

    Incidentally, I cannot access your previous blog either. Have you closed it completely? I enjoyed re-reading some posts.

  • At Friday, March 21, 2008 3:29:00 PM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    Bush's Macabre joke continues....

    ""We're not paying attention anymore," she said. "My son has buried his friends. He's given eulogies, he's had to go through things no one should have to go through, and over here they've forgotten. They just go shopping instead."

    And if only you knew how fast they forget....(:

  • At Friday, March 21, 2008 9:31:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Right. Everyone is sick of the wars. So many pay lip service to anti-war/peace sentiments but they don't want to hear about it. People close to me who have relatives in the war zone denounce the war and Bush (except the Fundie relatives) but they won't watch nor read war news, and they ignore the war blogs. And they certainly will NOT take action - they won't participate in marches or vigils and won't even take the time to email their reps.

    I say, "put your money (or actions) where your mouth is!" or shut the hell up about being anti-war or wanting peace.

  • At Sunday, March 23, 2008 7:31:00 AM , Blogger enigma4ever said...

    Happy Easter Ladies....may this time NEXT year maybe just maybe we will have a Different Future and Leader....and be bringing our troops home ....

  • At Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:14:00 AM , Blogger John said...

    It is time now to quit this backwards deployment. We as Americans born and raised in this country must take it back, we are so worried about other races taking it over when we need to take it over from the crooked politicians in Washington. We go to work and need gas to get there and who is taking that away? We need food who is raising all the food prices, the government is fighting for oil in Iraq, that is what all this is about. We must make a stand and stomp on the toes of our government to stop EPA and Lobbyist from controlling our need for homeland oil so that we can afford to go to work and pay taxes. Makes sense to me.


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