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Several dozen anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, are being arrested outside the White House.

Saturday’s arrests are part of demonstrations in Washington and throughout the country to mark the eighth anniversary of the Iraq war. The demonstrators cheered as Daniel Ellsberg, the leaker, was arrested.

The protesters carried signs demanding that troops be withdrawn from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Others supported Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. He is being held at a military prison in Virginia.

Similar protests marking the start of the Iraq war are also planned Saturday in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities. On Sunday, a protest will be held outside the brig where Manning is being held in Quantico, Va.

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  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    March 19, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

    And the world continues to turn, with no change.

  • shamelesstrkr_yahoo_com
    March 19, 2011 at 4:59 p.m.

    if these low life mofos have the RIGHT according to our supreme court to protest AGAINST a soldier at his INTERNMENT then the BY GOD WE CAN PROTEST FOR THEM TO COME HOME HATS OFF TO YOU MR. MANNING

  • newsman52
    March 19, 2011 at 5:01 p.m.

    If more people in Amerika sang "Give Peace a Chance" instead of those neo-fascist war-mongering tunes of Trace Adkins and some of them, we wouldn't be bombing this country and that country. Give Peace a Chance!

  • RDodger
    March 19, 2011 at 6:41 p.m.

    Maddjack you are correct in that here on the anniversary of another invasion, we have a different administration committing U.S. forces to combat. The difference, however, is that this president didn't bother to obtain approval from congress. I believe that's illegal. Obtaining the approval of the morally bankrupt U.N. is meaningless. We don't answer to the U.N. Another big difference: this president skipped the country as he sent our forces to war.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    March 19, 2011 at 7:27 p.m.

    The law(s) get real foggily with the (UN)and so on ...

  • Jfish
    March 19, 2011 at 7:44 p.m.

    All of you anti-war mongers need to go spend a couple of months under one of these dictators and then see how much peace you want. Bradley Manning is one pathetic excuse for a soldier and his day in a military court is coming very soon.

  • joj
    March 19, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.

    While I agree with Jfish to an extent I have to side with Rdodger. The American people have lost their say in nearly everything. The U.N. may have agreed on a plan of action, but the American people have once again been left without a voice. These global governing bodies such as the Useless Nincompoops and G20 are not our representative governments. If you would like to see a glowing example of the U.N.'s effectivness in controlling violence and restoring civility in N. Africa just look at Liberia. Sure genocide has been stymied, but it is still quite lierally a Sh!th@l# that the U.N. does nothing to clean up.

  • NickieD
    March 19, 2011 at 9:57 p.m.

    The PEOPLE ended the senseless war in VN and they can end it in these Moslem countries too!
    I'd like to remind Jfish and all who think like him, America is not the World Police no matter what the UN or some dips#it President thinks. Since WW2 there has not been a justifiable war, not one... but there have been plenty of American troops who shed their blood and gave their lives for dubious reasons other than "our freedom"!
    I see Haliburton and Becktel getting rich (among others), and many other of Cheney's friends, but I don't see anything getting better... especially for us! I see the very rich starting wars and making money and sending poor and middle class boys off to fight... again... and I have heard a lot of BS about our freedom (which was never in jeopardy, except from our own Gov't) before Bush & Cheney started the illegal wars we are now embroiled in, and I still hear the same old stupid song I heard in the 60's and 70's about why we were killing the Vietnamese and how dangerous they were, only now I hear it about Muslems.
    Then, the BS story was The Domino Effect... they call it something else now but it was BS then and it is still BS now!
    If you want to see something 'Jfish', go to a Veterans Hospital and see exactly what the price is WE are paying for this stupid, pointless intervention into someone elses country for no sane or reasonable excuse... and we are in a war we will never win. Does that sound familiar?
    WE ARE NOT THE WORLD POLICE! Let them sort out their own problems, we have a s#itpot of our own to fix and we are pi$$ing away billions that could be used on them.
    Budget cuts? Let's start with the Federal Govt salaries, especially the Congress and Senate and pointless wars!

  • johnwmcmaster
    March 20, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.

    How you doing Nickied, do you wonder if GE and George Soros will get rich while they have Obama in their hip pocket? Bush & Cheney got rich and drove oil prices up (some people say). Now I wonder who is doing it. Dems have been in power since 2007 (4 years) so why have they not fixed our oil problems???????

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