Saturday, March 17, 2007

Human Debris Descend on DC

Reuters gives a whitewashed account of the trash that befouled Washington today (Reuters photo).
Thousands of anti-war demonstrators, some carrying yellow and black signs reading "U.S. out of Iraq now!" marched on the Pentagon on Saturday, one of several protests worldwide to mark four years of war.

The march, on a cold, cloudy and windy St. Patrick's Day, comes just before the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war on Tuesday and 40 years after a similar protest at the Pentagon over the Vietnam War.

On a stage in the Pentagon parking lot, speaker after speaker demanded the end of the war in Iraq and some called for President George W. Bush's impeachment. A flag-draped coffin was displayed near the stage bearing a picture of a young soldier killed in Iraq.

"We're here in the shadow of the war machine," peace activist Cindy Sheehan said. "We need to shut it down."

Wearing a black ski cap, Sheehan said soldiers like her son, Casey, who was killed in Iraq, were being sent "to die for nothing."
If you want a more accurate portrayal of the lunatics, check out Gateway Pundit here, here, and here.

UPDATE: Fortunately, Michelle Malkin was there to provide some sanity and provides some great photos.
It was a breath-taking, historic, and emotional day in Washington, D.C. You won't know it if you tune in to the usual MSM channels. But new media--bloggers, conservative documentarians, Internet activists, FReepers, citizen journalists, photojournalists, and talk radio hosts--turned out in full force to participate and cover the Gathering of Eagles counter-protest.
Others with coverage from DC: Blogmeister USA, Wake Up America, Mary Katherine Ham, Flopping Aces, Mike's America, Lifelike Pundits, Atlas, The Red Hunter, 7.62mm Justice, Old War Dogs.

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