I did go to Washington. Spirit was strong. Speakers were disappointing.
No leading Democrats. Their focus was on opposition to escalation, not
on withdrawal. The marchers overwhelmingly demanded withdrawal from
Iraq. Estimates of crowd size varied widely. I don't think it was more
than 30,000. Only the first quad on the mall was full and the parking
lots were definitely not crowded. This was the start, not the finish, of