The whole world was angry. On February 15
and 16, 2003, millions of people in the U.S. and over sixty other
countries participated in the largest international protest in history.
Montreal: 150,000; Toronto: 80,000; San Francisco: 100,000; Seattle:
50,000; Los Angeles: 50,000; Sao Paulo: 30,000; Antarctica: 50; Sydney:
250,000; Athens: 150,000; New York: 300,000; Madrid: 1,000,000;
Barcelona: 1,000,000; London: 2,000,000; Paris: 200,000; Berlin:
500,000; Rome: 3,000,000; Tokyo: 25,000; Calcutta: 10,000; Damascus:
200,000; Cape Town: 20,000; Jakarta: 100,000.
The great majority of Americans were not at all eager to go to war. Most
people told pollsters they opposed invading Iraq if Bush could not win
U.N. support or if a war would result in large numbers of casualties
among U.S. troops or Iraqi civilians. After Bush launched the invasion,
however, the pro-war media blitz convinced many people that they
shouldn't oppose the war because they might endanger U.S. soldiers.
The media forgot to mention that it was Bush who put us in danger in the
And that the best way to get us out of danger is to get us out of here!
There were a few pro-war rallies, but not many people showed up.
Turn Baghdad into a parking lot!
Operation Iraqi Liberation -- OIL
The war ended up polarizing the American population and isolating the
United States internationally. And the ugly reality of the American
occupation of Iraq has further alienated people here and around the
George W. Bush: Don't they know that God is on our side?
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