Once More to the Pentagon
Demonstrators Evoke Historic Confrontation In Planning March, Rally Opposing
By Steve Vogel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 16, 2007; B01
At home, the war had reached a turning point. For the first time, a majority
of Americans believed the conflict was a mistake. U.S. involvement was
nonetheless escalating. Many previous demonstrations had been held, but
growing frustration with the political system prompted antiwar leaders to
select a new target: the Pentagon.
The 1967 march on the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War became a touchstone
event in American history, one that pitted U.S. citizens against "the true
and high church of the military-industrial complex," as marcher and author
Norman Mailer put it.
Tomorrow, according to organizers, tens of thousands of demonstrators
protesting the war in Iraq will march on the Pentagon in what they are
billing as "the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 march to the Pentagon."
Tomorrow's march, which was scheduled to take place around the fourth
anniversary of the start of the Iraq war