War protesters mark 5th anniversary of Iraq War

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Peaceful protesters gathered on the SUNY-Orange campus Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq.

The crowd, like dozens of others holding similar protests around the country, want an end to the fighting. Madeline Shaw, from Slate Hill, is part of the Raging Grannies, an organization of women old enough to be grandmothers who are against the U.S. presence in Iraq. The Raging Grannies were invited to the campus by SUNY-Orange students also opposed to the war.

During a speech Wednesday, President Bush acknowledged the high cost of war, but called it necessary.

Some students say the U.S. should pull out of Iraq immediately, while others feel there should be some type of limited troop withdrawal.

While the rainy weather made for less-than-ideal conditions for a protest, the students and the ?Grannies? were determined to stick together and fight for peace.

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