Skip to comments.Ex-soldiers set up anti-Bush protest camp in D.C. - "Camp Democracy"
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.
What are these pukes doing on my property?
Cindy Sheehan in Center of it all. Guess ol' Cindy had to Leave Crawford to be seen.
This is electioneering. Have they declared their 527 status?
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.
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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.
It worked for Hezbollah.