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  1. 5minutes
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    How about the Tea Party protests of 2010? Formed as a reaction to an aggressive leftist agenda and resulted in the complete weakening of Obama’s Presidency?

    Or the Berlin Wall protests that led to the collapse?

    The protests of MLK, Jr.?

    Surely any of these are more significant than the Iraq War protests that ended up accomplishing absolutely nothing.

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    1. Julian
      Julian at |

      Well, if anything, that particular protest showed that oligarchy is masked as freedom and democracy in the Western World. A sort of ‘illiberal democracy’, if you will.

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    2. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      This was debated between the author and myself when he first presented the idea. I think I agree with you that we could have chosen more monumental protests.

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  2. His Majesty King Roman
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    This is a Top Ten and therefore subjectively selective. It is indeed sad that the 2003 protests achieved little. However, GW Bush’s utter disregard for the immense people protests against the Iraq War, and his willingness to lie to Congress in order to fulfill his objectives by a totally unnecessary shock and awe war against the Iraqi people, has regrettably gone totally and unjustifiably unpunished. This because of the USA’s diplomatic power, and its unwillingness to submit to the International Criminal Court. Saddam was a bad man, of this there is no doubt, but he was holding Iraq together. Now look at the mess of misery and destruction that Bush initiated. Where is the justice in this, and where is God whenever needed to take out the baddies?

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  3. JLac
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    The 2003 Iraq war protests don’t even rank in the top ten protests of this century. They were meaningless and didn’t accomplish anything.

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    1. 5minutes
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      Pretty much my point. The whole question of whether the war was necessary or based on a lie is immaterial. The question for me – in an article that’s headlined as the 10 most important protests in human history – is whether the protests were the 10 most important in human history.

      As you say, JLac, I’m not even sure they’re the 10 most important this century. Between the Tea Party protests, Occupy Wall Street, Antifa, Arab Spring, Women’s March, etc., I’d wager that any of those could have been chosen over a bunch of protests in 2003 that whine about Bush and accomplished nothing. Not to mention the WTO protests the year before the 2000’s began. In fact, I’d say that the 2003 protests weren’t really about the war at all – merely an excuse by leftists to protest a Republican President they didn’t like from day 1, and the result of those protests was… nothing. Bush was re-elected and the war didn’t stop.

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