On March 17, 2007, there will be a march on the Pentagon, again to demand US troop withdrawal from Iraq. Be there or be square.
Talking with Blonde Liz, Jersey, DBK and Mimus Pauly yesterday, we were wondering why the organizers chose March 17th, which is, after all, Saint Paddy's Day, when usually all we have on our minds are various licentious pursuits: drinking, drinking, potentially sex, and drinking. However, a short google expedition revealed the reasons this particular date was chosen.
March 17, 2007 is not only the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war; it is also the 40th anniversary of the historic march on the Pentagon during the Viet Nam War.
How very appropriate, therefore, is the choice of March 17th. Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat the same mistakes (and props to whatever historical figure said that; I'm brain dead today and can't recall off-hand).
The Queen of Blonde Bloggers has the pictures from yesterday's anti-war protest in Washington, and I am sure that she will be posting them on the blog soon. Allow me a personal moment to says how great it was finally to meet in person: Jersey Cynic (you rock, girl), DBK (what kind of man walks around with AA batteries, to be whipped out at need?), and Mimus Pauly (we are so glad you came yesterday; see you at the train station on March 17th). And, of course, it was fabulous to see Liz, as always.
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