WAR HEROES Confront Antiwar Bunch in Washington DC!!
UPDATED BELOW- Cindy Sheehan Calls for Mass Resistance!
America hater Ramsey Clark and Cindy Sheehan were expected to speak to the group ragtag bunch who don’t seem to have much of a grasp on the situation in Iraq…
Anti-war protesters gather across the street from the White House at Lafayette Park for a rally Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Here’s a nice shot from the antiwar crowd…
Victory Caucus has many more.
American war heroes held their own protest in support of the troops!
The AP reported:
…Nearly 1,000 counter-protesters gathered near the Washington Monument, frequently erupting in chants of “U-S-A” and waving American flags.
They planned to line both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue to confront anti-war protesters as they marched by and follow them to the Capitol.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, speaking from a stage to crowds clad in camouflage, American flag bandanas and Harley Davidson jackets, said he wanted to send three messages.
“Congress, quit playing games with our troops. Terrorists, we will find you and kill you,” he said. “And to our troops, we’re here for you, and we support you.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., made a surprise visit to the counter-protest, which was organized by the group Gathering of Eagles. The group was created this year by veterans who wanted to challenge war protesters.
“We’re a people of faith, courage and fidelity,” said Hunter, a 2008 presidential candidate. “It’s for this generation that we will win this war on terror.”
The New Surrender Monkeys…
Victory Caucus adds this poster shot of the “Defeat at All Cost” Caucus.
UPDATE: Cindy Sheehan called for mass resistance on college campuses and government buildings:
Cindy Sheehan said that protesting was no longer enough, saying that those against the war should shut down college campuses and federal buildings in order to get their opinions heard.
Former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark echoed the sentiments of some of the signs and t-shirts being displayed at the rally by calling for the impeachment of both the president and the vice president.
Former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader blasted congress for not cutting off the war funding, calling them “spineless” and “gutless.”
Powerline has more on the Gathering of Eagles protest today.
Democracy Project compares and contrasts what’s going on in Iraq to what’s going on in DC.