According to a number of news stories, a wave of anti-war protests is taking place condemning the U.S. presence in Iraq and warning against intervention against Iran.
Here's a quote from one story:
"'We will continue until we see the last general running for a helicopter on the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad," read a statement from Stop the War Alliance, which is organizing a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece."
Statements like these do not advance the cause of peace.
According to another article, available today at http://www.globeandmail.com, even some of those among anti-war protestors in the U.S. have realized that the absence of a viable alternative to continued military action has stymied their hopes for a mass movement for peace.
Perhaps the more radical among the anti-war activists should at least realize that if you're going to lobby for peace, you shouldn't wish defeat upon U.S. policy. It's going to irritate the very people you need to help your cause.
[Edited 2006-03-18 12:24:44]