WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of war protesters from across the country gathered in Washington on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
Organizers from the ANSWER Coalition said more than 1,000 groups sponsored the protest to call for an end to the Iraq war. Holding signs that read "We need jobs and schools, not war" and "Stop the war!" they rallied around noon across the street from the Lincoln Memorial and by 1:30 p.m., were beginning to march across the Memorial Bridge to the Pentagon.
Protesters demanded that President Barack Obama immediately withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq, saying thousands of Iraqis have died and thousands of American troops have been wounded or killed.
Protesters lined up about 100 cardboard coffins on the ground draped with flags, including the American flag, representing countries where the U.S. has taken military action.
Isn't this quaint? In the year 2009 we still have hippies that are trying to recapture the drug induced feelings of 1969.
I would like to point out for the billionth time that the Iraq War is nothing like Vietnam. Death toll for US forces during Vietnam: 58,159 dead. Death toll during the Iraq War: 4,251 as of the end of February.
Protesters in Tokyo
Yet we still get idiots from around the world who think otherwise.
Oh,yeah, you being run over by a trolley really gets me to thinking.
The White House
On the sixth anniversary of the US entry into Iraq, I would like to think about the one thing these protesters have overlooked. The US troops. They have made a contribution to our safety. Not everyone this week has forgotten that.
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