Anti-War Protesters To Greet Bush Before Legion Address In Reno

Scores of anti-war demonstrators are expected to greet President Bush when he arrives Tuesday in Reno to address the American Legion's national convention.

Organizers say local activists plan to wave "Support the Troops, End the War" placards outside the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Bush is scheduled to address the Legion at 10 a-m Tuesday at the
convention center.

He addressed the same convention last year in Salt Lake City.

In his remarks to a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention last week in Kansas City, Missouri, Bush said a hasty retreat from Iraq would lead to terrible violence.

In his Reno speech, the president plans to discuss the war in Iraq in the context of its implications for the broader Middle East.

Legion officials say the two-point-seven million-member organization supports the U-S strategy in Iraq and plans to give Bush a warm welcome.

About ten-thousand people are expected to attend the Legion's 89th convention Tuesday through Thursday.