Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Iraq Summer in Kentucky

More than 1,000 Kentuckians turned out in Louisville last night to protest the Iraq War. Your humble correspondent was not there, but Bluegrass Roots was.

Proud Liberal Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, spoke, as did his 2006 primary rival Andrew Horne, the subject of a grass-roots draft to persuade him to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, next year.

Horne on Iraq, Bush and McConnell:

"Americans do not start wars of aggression. Americans do not torture. We know who we are. Americans do not abandon and neglect their veterans, no more than they abandon their own children. "

"This isn't a partisan issue, this is an American issue"

"President Bush and Mitch McConnell are responsible for this, and they must be held accountable"

"Mitch, can you hear us, we are the people!"

Don't miss the Update 6 description of the post-rally march to Mitch's house, in which 300 protestors chased off the 20 bikers Mitch was hiding behind. With pictures!

Live-blogging courtesy of wi-fi provided by Mitch McConnell.