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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Anti-war update

The Washington Post noted today, almost in passing, that 100,000 anti-war protesters are expected on the Mall this weekend. It will likely be the largest anti-war protests since mid-February 2003, when millions of people worldwide took to the streets in opposition to a war that had not yet started.

Since then, the war has become increasingly unpopular -- most Americans now say that it was a mistake and only about 20% are confident that the US will win the war.

Over 1900 US troops have been killed in Iraq and the numbers continue to increase by more than two soldiers per day, on average.

Meanwhile, the voices of the radical right seem to think that only the radical left questions the war. However, one-third of Americans say they don't understand the war's purpose.

For the most up-to-date information about the war's progress, or lack of progress, check out the regularly updated "Iraq Index" on the Brookings Institution website.

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