Antiwar Protests are back in the news.
They are back! Antiwar protestors are coming to town in Washington DC this Saturday
to participate in an emergency escalation rally led by the usual suspects such as Cindy Sheehan and others. The weather forecast calls for possible snow.
If President Obama thinks the antiwar crowd is going to be silent with what most now concede is Obama's war in Afghanistan, he would be mistaken. I doubt that though. President Obama knows his decision to surge into Afghanistan is unpopular.
A number of demonstrations have already occurred around the country listed below. Will these protests have traction, I don't know. Will other groups such as the Tea Party and Birther groups come together around the budget costs of the surge and have their own antiwar protests remains to be seen. Thus far, the following demonstrations have taken place this week.
Military Families Across the Country Protest Obama's Decision to Escalate War
Peace Activists in Downtown Syracuse, NY, Protest Buildup in Afghanistan
Antiwar Protesters Brave Biting Cold in Bozeman, Montana
Two Phoenix Groups Protest Afghan War
Antiwar Protesters Take Over Downtown Minneapolis
Afghan War Protesters March in Madison, Wisconsin
Detroit Protest Questions Obama's Plan to Send More Troops to Afghanistan