Oklahomans Protest Senator Inhofe's Presidential Support

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 10:21 am
By: News On 6

A small contingent of anti-war activists brought their message to Oklahoma politicians. They each came for different reasons, but News On 6 anchor Terry Hood reports all agree to disagree with the president.

"We keep sending troops back. We keep sending money. We keep sending resources, and we don't seem to have much accountability for any of them," said Iraq war veteran’s mother.

This officer's mother nursed a son back to health after he was wounded in Iraq on his first tour of duty. He's two weeks away from heading back.

"He is very committed to our country and he's proud to serve our country, but he is not committed to his mission. And he has told me from the beginning that he does not believe in the mission," she said.

That's one of the stories moveon.org activists wanted to share with Senator Jim Inhofe. They arranged a meeting with his staff. Both sides were pleased with the meeting, even if no one's changing their minds.

"That's what we're here for,” said Inhofe aide Danny Finnerty. “The senator represents Republicans, Democrats, Independents. He's their United States Senator."

Inhofe stands by the Bush administration, saying setting a timetable for Iraq is a deadline for disaster. These protestors would like to see benchmarks met that would allow U.S. troops to come home.

Not many people attended Wednesday’s protest, but those who were there spoke with passion.

"I think we're so busy running our lives we forget this is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and the 'of the people' is missing," said protestor Dorwin Stinnett.

This was one of 356 protests around the country. Protestors also picketed Congresswoman Mary Fallin's office in Oklahoma City.

Watch the video: Senator Inhofe's Presidential Support Angers Some Oklahomans