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Sunday, March 19, 2006
There Would Have Been One More Marcher
... except I didn't know anything about it.

Protests mark Iraq war's third anniversary - Mar 19, 2006
More than 7,000 people marched through downtown Chicago in one of the nation's largest protests, saying the war diverts money from domestic needs and demanding the U.S. pull out of Iraq. One sign read, "Bush is a category 5 disaster."
Good morning, people. I apparently have dropped out of some email loop that lets you know about things like this. MoveOn.org used to send me notices regularly. What happened? Are they suddenly FOR the war? Are they now consumed with petition drives against congressional golf junkets?

They do fine things, yes. However, I hope they can regain some of the passion of the early years. Eli Pariser, are you listening? Do you remember when, a day before the invasion, you wrote:
We must remember in this dark moment that we have come a long way. By working for peace around the globe, millions of people have successfully challenged the justness of this war on a world stage. We have persuaded governments to heed their peoples' call to peace, and helped the United Nations maintain its integrity. We all have been part of a historic mobilization of the citizens of the globe. It will change everything. And in the end, we will win.
It is unconscionable that we've been in Iraq this long, and that Bush wants to do it again and again, with whatever country he chooses to.

Here's my bloggings on the first aniversary, and the second.

I hope to god I won't have to keep adding to this anniversary list.

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