Thursday, November 17, 2005
"We the People Say No to the Bush Agenda."
Two of the protesters, David Buckwalter and Matthew Jordan, of Knoxville, said they and the other protesters were there to send a message to the White House.
"It's good to be here to express ourselves and have the freedom to do that," said Buckwalter. "I hope Dick Cheney is listening, but I doubt he is.
"This is about a lot more than war," Buckwalter said. "I think today Dick Cheney is dishonoring Howard Baker by being here. Howard Baker was a true statesman. He believed in working with everybody. He worked with Edmund Muskie in getting the Clean Air Act passed. He was a real statesman, and Dick Cheney is no statesman."
"I'm glad to see there's a protest going on," said Jordan. "Its a pretty good number. I'm glad of the turnout - this is the motivating, driving force of what's going on, especially the war in Iraq."