Susan Paynter (Seatle P-I):
I got that old angry feeling last week reading about mom and school bus driver Pat McCune sending cookies to her son, 22-year-old Redmond High grad James Riekena, in Iraq. A roadside bomb killed him before the package arrived. She hopes the other guys in his National Guard unit enjoy them.
I got it again this week listening to the president's State of the Union speech and walked away humming, "All he is saying is give war a chance."
But I really felt it talking with 28-year-old Jesse Hagopian. Hearing him, I remembered my own red-eared fury as a rookie reporter still wet behind the ears with news ink as we took to the streets to say "no more" to senseless, endless death in Vietnam.
It wasn't one protest or image that turned the public against Vietnam, although body bags on the nightly news and that "Cronkite moment" helped fill streets and screens.
Now, Hagopian believes, people are angry enough for another surge of activism.
It's an old feeling, but it's marching on new feet.