Etcetera ad nauseum.
The only thing interesting about yesterday's rally is the fact that the crowd was smaller than it was three years ago. By half. Apparently President Bush is now winning the hearts and minds of the angry left.
Here's an Associated Press account of the October 26, 2002 march:
U.S. Protesters Rally Against Iraq WarHere's an Associated Press account of yesterday's rally:
by Lawrence L. Knutson
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters circled the White House on Saturday after Jesse Jackson and other speakers denounced the Bush administration’s Iraq policies and demanded a revolt at the ballot box to promote peace, while thousands gathered in cities across Europe and elsewhere around the world to demand an end to threats of an “unjustified” war against Iraq.
Protest organizers claimed up to 200,000 people had answered the call [my emphasis] to challenge President Bush’s determination to force out Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. (link)
Much will be made over the next few days of the groundswell of opposition - a burgeoning growth of opposition - to our War On Terror. To judge by the number of attendees at these two anti-war rallies, it appears just the opposite is true.
Anti-War Demonstrators March on Washington
By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crowds opposed to the war in Iraq surged past the White House on Saturday, shouting "Peace now" in the largest anti-war protest in the nation's capital since the U.S. invasion.
The rally stretched through the day and into the night, a marathon of music, speechmaking and dissent on the National Mall. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, noting that organizers had hoped to draw 100,000 people [my emphasis], said, "I think they probably hit that." (link)
The AP headline should read, "President Bush Has Growing Support of Angry Left."
It's all in the statistics.