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Ex-soldiers set up anti-Bush protest camp in D.C. - "Camp Democracy"
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/06 | AFP

Posted on 09/05/2006 10:21:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former soldiers and parents of Americans fighting in Iraq opened anti-war, anti-Bush "Camp Democracy" in the heart of Washington, a demonstration planned to last several weeks.

After spending early August near President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, and the end of the month at his family retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, the protesters set up camp in the US capital between the Congress building and the White House.

Started by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, "Camp Democracy" will welcome pacifists, Democratic lawmakers, union leaders, environmentalists, feminists and those fighting for immigrants' rights.

Five tents will be open until at least September 21 for panels, protests and press conferences.

"We're told all the time we're out there fighting for democracy. No one knows more than we do that this war has nothing to do with democracy," Michael McPhearson, a member of Veterans for Peace, told reporters. McPhearson fought in Iraq in 1991 and has a son who has just returned from there.

"This administration does not want to have a discussion, especially with those of use who have lived the nightmare of what this war is really about," said Charlie Anderson, who fought in Iraq in 2003.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: antibush; bushhaters; camp; campdemocracy; exsoldiers; lefties; protest; setup
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To: NormsRevenge
the protesters set up camp in the US capital between the Congress building and the White House.

What are these pukes doing on my property?

21 posted on 09/05/2006 11:13:05 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (This space for rent.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cindy Sheehan in Center of it all. Guess ol' Cindy had to Leave Crawford to be seen.

22 posted on 09/06/2006 1:45:15 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: DakotaRed
His camo shirt doesn't say he's against the war.

It says he's against America.
23 posted on 09/06/2006 2:09:46 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Re: will welcome pacifists, Democratic lawmakers

This is electioneering. Have they declared their 527 status?

24 posted on 09/06/2006 2:14:26 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Dallas59
Mirrored here:


25 posted on 09/06/2006 2:16:41 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a group!

Looks like only two of them have a job to go too, another is a woman who has to be about 70 yrs old, and I guess the rest are bums.


26 posted on 09/06/2006 2:24:20 AM PDT by AmeriBrit ( What happened to 'Able Danger'? and which Clinton has all the missing FBI files?)
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To: NormsRevenge

bump & bookmark


30 posted on 09/06/2006 3:48:13 AM PDT by Khurkris (When the levee breaks there'll be no place to hide.)
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To: Beckwith

I can't believe that some of you folks can't recognize such a badly doctored photo, the original of which is at the top of the page.


31 posted on 09/06/2006 12:40:43 PM PDT by timmeadows
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To: Phatboy

It worked for Hezbollah.


32 posted on 09/06/2006 12:44:16 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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