The Veterans of Foreign Wars happen to be visiting Salt Lake. The event will include a visit from President Bush.
Showing a complete lack of wisdom, the mayor of the host city (Rocky Anderson) is calling for a big antiwar protest (Salt Lake Tribune).
The VFW convention is about veterans. Yes, there should be protests by Veterans who are for peace. Yes, locals should join them. But, come on, the host mayor calling for a protest is a bit out of hand. I do agree that there's good argument that Bush II is as bad of a president at Bush 1. But I figure that the VFW meetings should be about the Americans who have put their life on the line to defend the interests and ideals of the nation.