Skip to comments.Veterans, Others Denounce (Peacecreep Hippy)Marchers (GOE)
Posted on 03/17/2007 11:32:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq. Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, "If you don't like America, get out!"
Several thousand vets, some of whom came by bus from New Jersey, car caravans from California or flights from Seattle or Michigan, lined the route from the bridge and down 23rd Street, waving signs such as "War There Or War Here." Their lines snaked around the corner and down several blocks of Constitution Avenue in what organizers called the largest gathering of pro-administration counter-demonstrators since the war began four years ago.
Bullhorns blared and drums beat as antiwar protesters marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon. According to early reports, it was generally a peaceful demonstration. Police did move in occasionally to make sure that the yelling marchers and counter protesters did not escalate.
The vets turned both sides of Constitution into a bitter, charged gantlet for the war protesters. "Jihadists!" some vets screamed. "You're brain-dead!" Others chanted, "Workers World traitors must hang!" -- a reference to the Communist newspaper. Some broke into "The Star-Spangled Banner" as war protesters sought to hand out pamphlets.
"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!" one war protester shot back.
The large turnout surprised even some counter-demonstrators. Polls show public opinion turning against the war in Iraq, and the November election was widely seen as a repudiation of the administration's policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
It was great to have this turn around on the peaceniks!
People are against the war as it is being fought-they want us to kick ass, take names and win.
...and the November election was widely seen as a repudiation of the administration's policy.
Widely seen by 'rats in congress and their MSM buddies, not by anyone else.
Gotta love the responses. They were in awe of us!
"I Was There", Bump..:-)
What the peaceniks never seem to get, is handing yourself and everything you love over to the enemy is never peace.
If you get a chance, post a comment at the article. Also, request that the hateful comments about our veterans by that angelo bass turd be removed.
A huge "Thank You" and a hug from this military mom - for all those who stood against these vile, dessicated harridans and hooligans. Hooray for the Eagles!
These "war protestors" are nothing but haters of America and our Military; they hate these brave young men and women because they are everything good about this country.
Fortunately, the day of these old hags and coots is over. Thank God for those who stand against them - and thank God for our men and women fighting this war. May they, not the protestors, be remembered as the true face of America - after all, nothing chaps these old hippies more than losing the limelight after all these years...
(and it's about time; the limelight only highlights their wrinkles anyway)
It's a wonder the Washington Post reported it. CNN just talked to the antiwar crowd.
Fox News reported about the counter demonstrators
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies , To the oceans, white with foam.
God bless America My home sweet home.
"If you don't like America, get out!"
Well waddaya know...Honesty
from a major news media outlet...
will wonders never cease?
WoooooooHoooooooooo! Job well done!
Why do I hear this with a "Richard Simmon's accent?
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