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Tepid war protest draws two dozen

Original post made on Mar 20, 2008

About two dozen people gathered on four downtown Palo Alto street corners at noon today to protest the war in Iraq, which began five years ago today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 3:39 PM

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Posted by Wondering
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2008 at 4:39 am

And why is this "news"?


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Posted by perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2008 at 6:18 am

I suspect most folks now understand that a protest about Iraq is a protest against democracy for Iraqis, that a precipitous leave now means more Iraqis die than if we stay and the likelihood of a return to a dictatorship increases, that if we had never gone in the Iraqis would still be dying at an average death rate FROM SADDAM of 60-70,000 per year, and the Middle East, world and us would still be at high risk from Saddam's determination to support terrorism, through all means possible, not the least of which was paying $25,000 to the families of homicidal bombers who killed Israelis.

Kind of the wrong side of the argument to be on for people who live in the USA with all its freedoms and security.


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