So it was that one of the most popular signs at Saturday's rally in Washington read: "I Voted for Peace."
An equally popular sign, distributed by United for Peace and Justice, the group that played a central role in organizing the demonstrations, read: "Congress: Stand Up to Bush!"
Both signs were necessary messages on Saturday because, while there is no question that Americans voted November 7 for peace, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about whether the Congress that was elected will, in fact, tell the president that it is time to bring the troops home.
Yer heroic narrator.
Beginning the march. With the Democrats having just taken over the House and the Senate, there's a danger that they'll be excessvely bipartisan.
House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have repeatedly promised to
work "from the middle." They've declined to make clear how far they'll
push to undo the Republicans' tax cuts for the rich, to pass aggressive
legislation to combat environmental crises such as global warming, or to
use their power of the purse to chart a new course in Iraq. It seems
clear that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid are convinced that undoing the Bush
agenda would be good for America, but they are worried that pursuing a
confrontational agenda could turn off the independent voters who split
in their direction just enough in 2006 to give them their narrow
Actor plays Bush. I told him he was evil.
More marching. New Senator James Webb (D-VA) blasts Bush:
Pro-war guys along the way.
Chillin' on the route. The blogs today, like the intel system used by American revolutionaries during the 1770s, are and were very decentralized. That's a source of strength and we should continue to cultvate it.
Another evil guy!
Coming down the home stretch! Awesome to see how many of us there are!
Chillin' & relaxin' at the buses before heading back home.