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August Heats Up

Posted by alanmirs on August 4, 2007


August Heats Up

Inside the antiwar movement’s effort to embarrass the GOP into changing its position on Iraq 

By Eleanor Clift
Newsweek
Updated: 3:26 p.m. ET Aug. 3, 2007

Aug. 3, 2007 – Remember President Bush’s summer from hell? Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan had camped out in Crawford, Texas, igniting the nascent antiwar movement. Two years later, as Congress heads off on its August recess, antiwar activists are waging their Iraq Summer campaign. The idea: to bird-dog 40 lawmakers, all Republicans, much the way Sheehan did Bush

Unlike Californian Sheehan, these protesters are homegrown. When Minnesota’s Republican Sen. Norm Coleman looks out his picture window, he sees a sign directly across the street on his neighbor’s lawn that says, SUPPORT THE TROOPS, END THE WAR. Coleman has spoken out against the war effort, but has yet to break with his party tUnlike Californian Sheehan, these protesters are homegrown. When Minnesota’s Republican Sen. Norm Coleman looks out his picture window, he sees a sign directly across the street on his neighbor’s lawn that says, SUPPORT THE TROOPS, END THE WAR. Coleman has spoken out against the war effort, but has yet to break with his party to join the Democrats in setting a timetable for withdrawal. He is one of 10 Republican senators on the target list for the campaigno join the Democrats in setting a timetable for withdrawal. He is one of 10 Republican senators on the target list for the campaign

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