Antiwar Protest Fails to Happen
Saturday, September 24, 2005
(SNN Washington) A massive anti-war protest failed to happen today in Washington. The crowds not assembled to oppose the war in Iraq failed to surge past the White House chanting "Peace Now" in what was planned to be the largest anti-war protest in the nation's capital since the start of the war.
Speakers would have attacked President Bush's policies
Even if speakers would have attacked President Bush's policies, he would not have been there to hear them. The President spent the day in Colorado and Texas.
Folk singer Joan Baez did not march with the protesters and later serenade them at a concert at the foot of the Washington Monument. An icon of the 1960s Vietnam War protests, she did not say Iraq is already a mess and the troops need to come home immediately.
Sheehan did not take the stage
Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who drew thousands of demonstrators to her 26-day vigil outside Bush's Texas ranch last month, did not take the stage in Washington. Her 24-year-old son, Casey, was not killed in Iraq last year.
Because of this non event, twenty four hour network news stations were forced to play the same forty five seconds of a flooded street over and over again all day long.