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Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the streets of New York on Saturday to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq – just hours after a soldier died in a roadside bombing in the country. April is the deadliest month for the troops this year.

Here anti-war protestors in costume as caricatures of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Dick Cheney, President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in prison garb march down Broadway on their way to lower Manhattan.




Three-year-old Ella Mattson from New York City carries a U.S. flag with a peace sign as she marches in the anti-war rally.

Laura Cacho of Working Assets hands a protester a sign suggesting America should pull out of Iraq and turn its attention to helping end the strife in the Darfur region of Sudan, in Africa.

A police spokesman declined to give an estimate of the size of the crowd, although organizers claimed there were 300,000 people at the rally. There have been no reports of violence or arrests.


An anti-war protestor dressed as “King George Bush” marches down Broadway on the way to lower Manhattan during the March for Peace, Justice and Democracy. The march was just one of the many protests throughout the country calling for an end to the war in Iraq.


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I remember being in NYC in early 2003 when there were anti-war protests pretty much every week for a couple of months.
It's a nice way to get out some anger against the government but really that's all.
It didn't work then and it's not going to work now.

If we didn't beat around the bush maybe Bush wouldn't be in office now.
Where were the NYC citizens in 2004?
A public stance then against Bush could have been important.

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I remember being in NYC in early 2003 when there were anti-war protests pretty much every week for a couple of months.
It's a nice way to get out some anger against the government but really that's all.
It didn't work then and it's not going to work now.

If we didn't beat around the bush maybe Bush wouldn't be in office now.
Where were the NYC citizens in 2004?
A public stance then against Bush could have been important.
Well, NY, especially NYC, went to the Democrats in '04. Chances are, over half of the eligible voters in today's rally voted Democrat.

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Where's the protester dressed as Kerry, who practically handed this gang another term in office?
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Strange considering that the mayor and governor are Republicans.
It really is. It's almost as if they don't count.

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Where's the protester dressed as Kerry, who practically handed this gang another term in office?

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LOL this explains why so many more nyers were dressed funny than one would expect on a regular saturday and all the signs urging for the impeachment....

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Strange considering that the mayor and governor are Republicans.
well the gov. is republican because of all the idiots who live upstate and the gov was a democrat and converted in order to be elected mayor because like 15 democrats were running under different labors and what not

as much as NYC would like to, it is unable to get rid of the rest of NY state which is little more than a burden on NYC tax payers, i think they take something like 5 billion more in taxes than they give back

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Bloomberg is more liberal than most democrats.

Pataki is overtly liberal as well.


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Bloomberg is more liberal than most democrats.

Pataki is overtly liberal as well.
i wouldnt go that far... but they are a tad more liberal than other republicans

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well the gov. is republican because of all the idiots who live upstate and the gov was a democrat and converted in order to be elected mayor because like 15 democrats were running under different labors and what not

as much as NYC would like to, it is unable to get rid of the rest of NY state which is little more than a burden on NYC tax payers, i think they take something like 5 billion more in taxes than they give back
There are no states where all the regions have the same interests and are equally wealthy.
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Yes, I know its redundant, and can't realistically be changed until the '08 election. (If the Democrats win both houses of Congress this fall, they can "checkmate" dubya, but little more. And he won't be removed from office; Nixon only was because he had his conversations taped).

But I don't think (especially after other Democrats like Mondale and Dukakis ran such lousy Presidential campaigns) that its irrelevant to point out, right up until 2008. 2U it may be a but to many now dead young Americans (and far more Iraqi's) "sleep" is somewhat more permanent, no?

Incidentally, the Democrats might benefit in that had Kerry won, Iraq might now be "his war", as Vietnam had become "Nixon's War" by this point in 1970. Not that the Democrats took advantage of that very well, and even Watergate was a short-lived boost. But its hard to act like the higher # of casualties under Bush means we should be relieved that he won in '04. (That would be like dancing on the graves of those whose lives were cut short).
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There are no states where all the regions have the same interests and are equally wealthy.
right, but i dont think that was what i was getting.

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That's the way. Invade a country in contravention of international law. Make a helluva mess. Then get out, leaving the mess behind, taking no responsibility. That's exactly what the US should do.

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very telling way to campaign against war:

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