Rising -- But Still Muted -- Dissent

Congress was just beginning to debate the Administration's gulf policy last week, but thousands of Americans have been voicing their antiwar views for months at marches, teach-ins and vigils around the country. With Jan. 15 approaching, protest organizers are hoping to ignite a bonfire of dissent against any U.S. military action. Said Dennis Murphy, an antiwar demonstrator in Charlotte, N.C.: "These politicians are the people who gave us Vietnam, Watergate, the deficit, the savings and loan crisis, and 'Read my lips.' Are we supposed to stand back and say, 'Oh, go ahead and do what you want to'? Not this time."

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