Today hundreds of thousands marched on Washington DC to protest the war. In Seattle, it wasn't so much about the crowd but about confronting the recruiting process. I had forgotten the exact times and routes and realized that as I set off late in my car. I've lived here long enough (28 years) that I was able to kind of intuit where the people were.
To my horror, I realized that there is an Army Recruiting station, there is a Navy Recruiting station and there is a Marine Recruiting station - all in close proximity, in a mostly minority neighborhood. This is where those aggressive recruiters can hope to find those with dim prospects of higher education, with dead-end jobs.
The focus was also on local resisters who question the war on moral and/or legal grounds, such as Lieutenant Ehren Watada. Signs and slogans were attached to the doors of the recruiting centers. As I walked back to my car, I spotted the boy with the giant Condi head. I heard the voice of another little boy, saying "War is Terrorism."