Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Anti-war" protest in D.C.

AP picture of the International ANSWER-sponsored poser-in:

Tight shot=tiny crowd.

The accompanying story begins:
Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday outside the White House to demand an end to the Iraq war as counter-protesters rallied to meet them on a planned march to the Capitol.
"Thousands" in AP-speak, means anything over 1,000. The reporter quotes several of them. There were some counterprotesters, too:
About 13 blocks away, nearly 1,000 counter-protesters gathered near the Washington Monument, frequently erupting in chants of "U-S-A" and waving American flags . . .
Only one is quoted, though, and he's running for president:

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."

Update: Fox News just said about 5,000 at the rally, maybe 1500 at the die-in. Worst. Protest. Ever. Cindy's there! That guarantees failure! Guess she couldn't stand to be away from the cameras for another second. Heck, she's been a Stalinist since she found out what a Stalinist was (a couple of years ago), which is why she's been welcomed by International ANSWER.

Update II: Why do the Fox ginks keep using the phrase "die-in" like they never heard it before? Fox sucks, that's why. They're so overdramatic, too. There were some (I don't know how many) peaceful arrests and some screaming back and forth between protesters and counter-p's, and the anchorwench says, "this really got out of control." Another reporter just said the divide in America over the Iraq War is "certainly getting thicker," and another just mentioned Pennsylvania Avenue in New York. Kee-rist.

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