Skip to comments.Wounded Iraq Vet Threatened, Spat on by 'Antiwar' Protesters (D.C. Chapter Report on 1/27/07)
Posted on 01/28/2007 5:37:22 PM PST by kristinn
I'm angry. I'm angry at the 'antiwar' protesters who heaped abuse on our troops. And I'm angry at the people who couldn't be bothered to stand up for our troops yesterday.
Tens of thousands of anti-American leftists and their dupes marched on our nation's capital calling for America's defeat in the war on terror in Iraq.
Only about forty people could be bothered to turn out in support of America's victory in Iraq. Among those forty was a civilian POW held by the North Vietnamese communists and several Iraq war veterans--including wounded warriors who left the hospital to stand up for their brothers in arms on the home front.
Why did former POW Mike Benge and Iraq vet Joshua Sparling only find a few dozen people willing to stand with them? Why, as the anti-American left is heading toward repeating their victory in Vietnam, are so many people sitting on their asses and doing nothing to stop them?
Why, when Joshua Sparling was spat on, cursed at and threatened by 'peace marchers', were there so few people there to defend his honor?
Why was Jane Fonda allowed to desecrate the Navy Memorial and only face token opposition?
Why did Mike Benge see thousands more people showing up to cheer Jane Fonda than there were to denounce her?
Those who were there to support these patriots will be posting their observations and photos on this thread. I've said my piece.
What did Jane do at the Navy Memorial?
Look forward to meeting you in March.
1,127 mi (about 17 hours 55 mins)
Changing the subject doesn't cut it. You stated in your first post that spitting on a soldier is protected by the First Amendment. Then you said you meant something else. That is called L-Y-I-N-G.
Sign me up, and thanks for being coherent.
Does it matter which one?
They were not all kids...many many adults and oldsters!!!
How does one motivate an 8 year old child to face those that disagree and have her screech vile hateful things to people she does not know???
It's a joke.
Well, when they get serious let me know because I'll be under the bed.
Just because you do not see it on the faux news, does not mean it is not happening.
Can I say something without being flamed?
I think the leftist orgs are simply better at this kind of thing than we are.
They have worked at this for decades, I think we are just learning. I wish I had some ideas for you, I'm a thousand mile away, love what you're doing, but damn......you've got to be better than this than the leftists because they control how it will be reported. Even if you have as many people or are ten times more rational it will be reported in a way that will not help you.
Honest question....what can we do?
All of these excuses are self-righteous KRAP. We are talking about two hours a year. Don't tell me ANYONE who is the least bit serious can't give up TWO HOURS A YEAR.
I mean, how much time do people spend watching TV, just for starters? Be real.
It's people like you who paralyze our movement by spouting excuses for inaction -- while implicitly insulting people on our side who DO act as losers who don't have a real life.
It's more like the other way around. Those who won't sacrifice a little time for their country are the ones who aren't living a full life. We can't retreat behind our four walls and expect to keep our country and our civilization. The wolf is always out there. In this case, the wolf is at the door.
Maybe all the keyboard cowboys are right. We should just ignore them - that way the media will ignore them, too.
Oh wait. They weren't joking. They really think if we ignore them they will go away, just like they did during Vietnam.
We see how well it worked back then.
God Help us.
Good question, but the beginning of the answer is very simple: GET OFF OUR BUTTS.
From another thread about desecrating the nations Capitol...
"Excuse me while I chuckle at all of the outrage on this thread. NONE OF YOU WERE THERE WITH US YESTERDAY WHEN THESE LEFTIES MARCHED ON THE CAPITOL. Why should the Capitol Police put their necks on the line when so few people bother to show up in support of America. There were tens of thousands of lefties against forty of us--including wounded warriors who left their hospital beds to support their country yet again. WHERE WERE YOU?"
And now frowns more on this thread because folks did not show up to counter a leftist rally. Call me what you want.
I know Kristinn has done more organizing than anyone else. Kudos for this. But don't use the fact that soldiers were spit on, to inflict guilt in people for not attending. I respect any man in uniform, but the soldiers should not have been there. Has the Vietnam days taught us NOTHING!!?? Do you think that this is going to make the morning papers??
All this did was piss a few people off, humiliated a few others, and created happiness among the left. Why the hell do you folks give the enemy bullets, and then piss and moan when you get shot at?
I admire the people (I'm one of them) who get out there and do something, and yes, anyone within driving distance who could have attended should have been there. Inflicting guilt is perfectly appropriate.
Thank you very much for the suggestion but I did protest all by myself when Al Gore and his daughter came to town. I didn't go tell the world what I did either. So mind your own business, please. You have NO IDEA what you are talking about.
I damn well have an excuse. I have businesses that need to be taken care of. If I don't do the work it doesn't get done. It's not like I can tell 'my boss' that I'm leaving for a couple of days or a couple of hours.
Justa you know I am your one of your biggest fans....but you were much too close to the action. This is not going over like you think. It was much to obviously organized.
Do you read the headline only, or the whole statement?
Must you assume that the initial comments are directed towards the title only?
Are you Olympia Snowe or Chuck Hagel?