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October 6, 2002

Useful and Less Useful Things to Say

Posted by Mike on October 6, 2002 9:57 PM

Was it useful to march against a war in Iraq yesterday? I don't know. I doubt it, except, perhaps, as a way of offering an indication to the big sea of undecideds and less-convinced that consensus on the usefulness of the exercise hasn't been achieved.

On the other hand, I was sorry to see sentiment like the signs in the picture below. Effective consensus has probably been reached that whether he deserves it or not, Bush is the President of the U.S. At least close enough to effective consensus that a reasonable "tending toward anti-interventionist/libertarian Republican" would probably decide too many people against going into Iraq aren't worth listening to because of other baggage.

I do like the picture itself, though. Still learning some ins and outs on the camera, but had a much more satisfying collection of pictures yesterday than similar situations in the past. I'll put them on the gallery when I'm done processing them.