Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Last Straw?

Saturday promises to be an interesting day in downtown Fort Worth. While Republican Party faithful are casting ballots inside the convention center Saturday, the group Texans for Peace will be conducting a poll of their own in General Worth Square to show that Americans want the troops brought home from Iraq.

"We're not protesting the Republicans," said Charlie Jackson, founder of the nonprofit Texans for Peace, which is spearheading the event. "We're simply saying the people have spoken on this issue [the war], and with one voice, they've said that we need to bring our troops home.

The event looks to be interesting, featuring speakers including Ann Wright, resigned from the State Department to protest the war, and Cindy Sheehan, maybe the most visable face of the anti-war movement.

And they may outnumber delegates for the first-ever GOP Texas straw poll. Party officials have not released how many delegates have registered for the poll, while anti-war supporters say they may number in the thousands.

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