Thousands of protesters of the war in Iraq heading to the Embarcadero after holding a rally at Powell and Market Streets, protesting the latest troop deployments, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)
Here in Asheville, there was about 50-60 people who showed up for a Peace Rally at Vance Monument. This rally was called by a women who has not worked with the Peace Coalition or Vets for Peace or any other peace group in the area. She just felt inspired to call a rally. I had mentioned this rally when I was being interviewed by the only local TV station - and they covered the buses going to DC and also mentioned the local rally. That got some people there who were not connected to any local peace groups to the rally.
As I was walking to this small rally in Asheville, someone said to me: "War is not the answer, bigger bombs is the answer." I said "that's ridiculous" and kept on walking. I really don't know what to say to people who are so obviously stupid. I am sorry that they live in my country, however.