Saturday will bring large events protesting the Iraq war in Washington
and many other cities, including Nashville
(Riverfront Park downtown, starting at 1 pm). Tomorrow's "day of peace" comes in the wake of a new Gallup poll
showing that just 21 percent think the U.S. definitely will win the war in Iraq, whatever that means, and 55 percent favor a speedier withdrawal from Iraq than presently envisioned by the administration. However well Saturday's protest events go, in the inevitable contest for weekend media attention, the day of peace is likely to be no match for the day of Rita.