Protest Marks Third Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Some students on the UW-Eau Claire campus are speaking out against the united states' military presence in Iraq.

They held a demonstration against the war Wednesday afternoon.

The students' protest is to recognize the third anniversary of the invasion this Sunday.

Protesters say they don't see elected leaders taking action, and that the U.S. spends $200 million per day in Iraq, all while many Americans in the Gulf Coast Region still need help getting back on their feet.

"Mostly what we're doing here is calling for change in Iraq. We see the current policy is not changing and things aren't getting better," said protester Andrew Werthmann.

Some veterans, including those who have served in Iraq joined the students' demonstration.

Military leaders insist the terrorists are losing, despite the american casualties, and that Iraq is not heading toward a civil war.