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Veterans, Others Denounce (Peacecreep Hippy)Marchers (GOE)
The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2007 | Brigid Schulte

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.

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Good job, people!
1 posted on 03/17/2007 11:32:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent.....


2 posted on 03/17/2007 11:35:33 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Hey Gore everytime you turn the lights on in your mansion you kill another polar bear.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was great to have this turn around on the peaceniks!


3 posted on 03/18/2007 12:01:28 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Polls show public opinion turning against the war in Iraq...

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.

4 posted on 03/18/2007 12:08:30 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY (QMC(SW) Ret.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!" one war protester shot back.

Gotta love the responses. They were in awe of us!

"I Was There", Bump..:-)

5 posted on 03/18/2007 12:12:30 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WooHoo!

USA! USA! USA!
6 posted on 03/18/2007 12:14:28 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonderful!


7 posted on 03/18/2007 12:15:54 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What the peaceniks never seem to get, is handing yourself and everything you love over to the enemy is never peace.


8 posted on 03/18/2007 12:17:52 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!" one war protester shot back.

Shot went wild while on the run.
9 posted on 03/18/2007 12:18:17 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 03/18/2007 12:33:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This quote from the article says it all. The F'n moonbats went way way to far over the line.

"That was the real catalyst, right there," said Navy veteran Larry Bailey. "They showed they were willing to desecrate something that's sacred to the American soul."

This was a pivotal event, and I had arranged the time off to be there, plus the plane ride. But I was was so worn out after work last night that I could not make the 6AM flight to DCA :(
11 posted on 03/18/2007 12:33:45 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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)


12 posted on 03/18/2007 12:37:35 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It's a wonder the Washington Post reported it. CNN just talked to the antiwar crowd.

Fox News reported about the counter demonstrators


13 posted on 03/18/2007 12:43:35 AM PDT by Miami Vice
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To: dandelion
God Bless your daughter, Senior Airman Roxy E.

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.


14 posted on 03/18/2007 12:48:07 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"If you don't like America, get out!"




That was in a South Park episode..hehe


15 posted on 03/18/2007 12:50:11 AM PDT by teldon30 (disgruntled 2nd class)
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To: Miami Vice; 2ndDivisionVet
It's a wonder the Washington Post reported it.

They got it. They got the big scoop when no one else did in the msm.
16 posted on 03/18/2007 12:51:17 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: RunningWolf

17 posted on 03/18/2007 3:17:58 AM PDT by XR7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well waddaya know...Honesty
from a major news media outlet...

will wonders never cease?


18 posted on 03/18/2007 3:29:50 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WoooooooHoooooooooo! Job well done!


19 posted on 03/18/2007 3:39:04 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!"

Hur...hur...hur...

Why do I hear this with a "Richard Simmon's accent?

20 posted on 03/18/2007 3:46:37 AM PDT by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est.)
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To: Ronin
. 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.

They just had to qualify a pretty good article with that punch, didn't they.

21 posted on 03/18/2007 5:03:07 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Here's a great post from the comments section of this article: "Most of the counter-demonstrators were veterans, so your talk of why dont you enlist or go to Iraq is nonsense. These men and women have already served our country and are trying to protect those who serve now. Many Vietnam vets were spat upon or worse by some of the same human garbage that were marching to the Pentagon in this latest anti-American exercise, so they know that the far left hates America and wants this to become a Marxist state! Today marks the day that the average US citizen gets fed-up with the Cindy Sheehans, the Jane Fondas and the rest of those traitors!!"


22 posted on 03/18/2007 5:18:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Newt Gingrich/John Bolton 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8976792

NPR covers GOE (Not bad)


23 posted on 03/18/2007 5:41:57 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"the Bush administration's cause in Iraq"

Bush Administration? Ah, it's America's cause in Iraq. It was voted on by both Houses of Congress. It was supported by huge majorities. So this is how the unbiased WaPo sees the war on terror. It's Bush's fault! How is this different from the Barking Moonbat leftists?

24 posted on 03/18/2007 5:54:01 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Jabba the Hutt's bigger, meaner, uglier brother.)
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To: Drango

Had to upgrade my WinAmp, but it
was worth the little extra effort. :-)


25 posted on 03/18/2007 6:00:00 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

And you have been doing everything you can to try to make those polls reflect your bias against the war. You have been cheering the moonbats, and deningrating our troops all to get the public to turn against Bush and Republicans. Washington Post is no different than World Workers socialist rag.

26 posted on 03/18/2007 6:02:50 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: RunningWolf

I can only surmise that the wildly skewed definition of "peace" as seen by the anti-war folks, has more to do with a way of life devoted to drugs, drink, sex, rock and roll, and much later in life, remorse at their wasted youth.

Those who understand what Peace really means, and the daily cost, in sacrifice, of money, time, effort, youth, and blood, will always stand as an unappreciated memorial to those who don't or won't believe that you can't negotiate Peace.


27 posted on 03/18/2007 6:08:38 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow...Good Work!


28 posted on 03/18/2007 6:09:27 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Way to go, you guys!


29 posted on 03/18/2007 6:17:06 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: GATOR NAVY
Polls show public opinion turning against the war in Iraq...

I'd just like to point out how this sentence is a masterpiece of tendentious journalism: Analysis time:

Polls show For this to be true, all we need is two polls. We've got our plural then. If 100 polls show that opinion FOR the war is picking up, but two show it's going the other way, the sentence is true as written. -- virtually meaningless, but true>

public opinion turning against the war So I poll 10 people in November. 9 are for the war, 1 is against it. I poll the same group in February. Now 1 is against the war, and 1 is undecided, while 8 support it. My headline is Polls show opinion turning against, and the next line is doubts about war increase 100%!

I KNOW that the numbers in this case may be more significant. My point is only that journalists are so used to lying that even when they tell the truth (It MUST happen sometimes ...) they do so in obfuscatory ways.

30 posted on 03/18/2007 6:23:33 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Tactical shotty, Marlin 1894c, S&W 686P, Sig 226 & 239, Beretta 92fs & 8357, Glock 22, & attitude!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet




Police and barricades separate war supporters (bottom) from anti-war protesters (top) as they gather for the the
March on the Pentagon in Washington March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)



In this photo taken with a video camera, Virginia state police block the entrance to the Pentagon during a protest
against the war in Iraq near the Pentagon Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)



War supporter Bill Carter of North Carolina watches as protesters against the war in Iraq gather to participate
in the March on the Pentagon in Washington, March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)



War supporters on the National Mall hold a counter-protest against the anti-war March on the Pentagon in Washington, March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)

War supporter Susan Lane (R) of Ohio attends a counter-protest on the National Mall against the anti-war March on the Pentagon in Washington, March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)





Counter-demonstrators in front of the Lincoln Memorial heckle marchers during an anti-war march
from the National Mall to the Pentagon in Washington, Saturday, March 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



A war supporter (R) shouts as protesters against the war in Iraq participate in the
March on the Pentagon in Washington, March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)



A woman who identified herself as the pro-war mother (R) of a U.S. soldier confronts an anti-war protester as they gather to participate in the 'March on
the Pentagon' in Washington, March 17, 2007. Thousands of anti-war protestors, some carrying yellow and black signs reading "U.S. out of Iraq now!"
marched toward the Pentagon on Saturday, one of a number of protests held or planned around the country and the world. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)



Demonstrators who support the war, heckle anti-war marchers as they walk from the National Mall
to the Pentagon for a rally in Washington, Saturday, March 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Peggy Milliman, whose husband is a Marine, on wheelchair, and friend Deb Stevenson, an Iraqi war veteran, back, goes through a security
check to enter the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as anti-war protestors gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq,
Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington. Both Miliman and Stevenson supports the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)



Supporters of the war in Iraq gather near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as anti-war protestors gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary
of the war in Iraq, Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)



An American flag rests near the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary
of the war in Iraq, Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

31 posted on 03/18/2007 6:26:23 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!"

This just SO MEAN! "Hooligans!" "Motorcycle jackets!" At long last, have they no sense of humanity? Have they no shame? To say such MEAN THINGS about us. OH! I'm all verklempt! Honey, I think I need a valium ....

32 posted on 03/18/2007 6:29:02 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Tactical shotty, Marlin 1894c, S&W 686P, Sig 226 & 239, Beretta 92fs & 8357, Glock 22, & attitude!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent. Thanks to all.


33 posted on 03/18/2007 6:46:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great report. I wish I could have been there!! My regards to all who attended.


34 posted on 03/18/2007 7:03:16 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

btt


35 posted on 03/18/2007 7:40:55 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Islander7

ping


36 posted on 03/18/2007 7:41:56 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fantastic!!! Thanks and great job to all who were out there!!!


37 posted on 03/18/2007 8:04:46 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: MountainFlower
!!!!!!!!!!!!

free dixie HUGS,sw

38 posted on 03/18/2007 8:53:39 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is a little info on the moonbats at the Wall. We had two long lines waiting to view the Wall. The line I was on was next to the Vietnam Veterans Statue. When people cut through our line to get to view it you could tell whose side they were on. Our side said excuse me and smiled, their side said nothing and frowned.
39 posted on 03/18/2007 9:04:45 AM PDT by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: michigander
  • Supporters of the war in Iraq gather near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as anti-war protestors gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington.
  • An American flag rests near the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington.

From the Associated Press style book:

The Sun rose in the East as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Washington's cherry blossoms were anxiously awaiting warmer weather as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Never mind the thousands of Americans supporting the War on Terror, the Real Story™ is about how anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.


40 posted on 03/18/2007 9:05:54 AM PDT by Nick Danger (www.vvlf.org)
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To: dandelion
These "war protestors" are nothing but haters of America and our Military

Nyaa. There were such people planning, organizing, and paying for all the busses and signs, but the average protestor was a lemming from a college campus who was there to be kewl. When they saw that there were actually people out there (like us) who not only disagreed with them, but thought they were traitors at worst and useful idiots at best, they were genuinely surprised.


41 posted on 03/18/2007 9:11:25 AM PDT by Nick Danger (www.vvlf.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Others chanted, 'Workers World traitors must hang!' -- a reference to the Communist newspaper."

The Washington Post gets another fact wrong -- probably by intention. The reference to "Workers World traitors" is a reference to Brian Becker and the other members of the Workers World Party who comprise A.N.S.W.E.R. -- and are communists.

An article entitled, "Reds Still. The story no one wants to hear about the antiwar movement," by Byron York, from the February 10, 2003, issue of National Review states in part:

"The protest was put together by a group called International ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. ANSWER is an outgrowth of another group called the International Action Center, a San Francisco-based organization that showcases the work of Ramsey Clark, the Johnson administration attorney general who has specialized in anti-American causes. Both ANSWER and the International Action Center are closely allied with a small but energetic Marxist-Leninist organization known as the Workers World Party, which in its turbulent history has supported the Soviet interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Today, the WWP devotes much of its energy to supporting the regimes in Iraq and North Korea."

The above was written before the War in Iraq began. It gives a clear picture of who/what is behind A.N.S.W.E.R.

Thanks to all who were able to attend or support the Gathering of Eagles. It was an unforgettable experience.

FReep On!


42 posted on 03/18/2007 9:25:57 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: michigander

Wow! Great photos. That one of Bill Carter of NC is fantastic. Talk about capturing the essence of the event.


43 posted on 03/18/2007 9:26:44 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Drango

I'll be damned.

I'm certain that today there are pigs flying.

NPR? Never in my wildest dreams. (That's it! It's a dream! Either that or we've entered an alternative universe.)


44 posted on 03/18/2007 9:27:27 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Angelwood
Two observations from yesterday:

I drove over the bridge after they opened it at 3 PM. It was littered with signs and papers. They are pure pigs.

A helicopter flew over the protesters for hours. Wonder who paid for that?

Sorry I missed you yesterday Angelwood.

45 posted on 03/18/2007 9:35:44 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Drango

NPR:

Who woulda thunk it!

I thinks that as the circulation/ viewer numbers keep dropping, the economics of being biased will start to force some balance in the MSM. I hope anyway.

Good job Eagles, sorry I couldn't be there.


46 posted on 03/18/2007 9:45:49 AM PDT by WomBom
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To: michigander; 2ndDivisionVet
Thanks for the pics, michigander! It was impossible to get this kind of "overhead" perspective from the ground.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Veterans and TRUE Americans!

Yesterday was one Giant step towards showing what we're really all about.

47 posted on 03/18/2007 10:33:45 AM PDT by PleaDeal (concretebob in '08!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hooray for our side!

Many thanks to all the FReepers who braved the awful weather to go to the Gathering of Eagles.


48 posted on 03/18/2007 11:19:05 AM PDT by Palladin (Surrender is not an option.)
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To: 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!" "

Jeez, no wonder they were so pissed when they arrived on the other side of the Bridge to face another 60 hardy FReepers and Vets.

FR had another lesser know and harder to get to permitted area on the circle in front of Arlington Cemetery. But we were there and the Park Police had only ONE officer standing between us and them. That didn't work out too well. Soon we were toe to toe with the moonbats, verbally engaging them. The moonbats soon started to march around both sides of the circle and in effect had us surrounded. Good thing for them they did not get on the grass and threaten our immediate flank. We had a good number of Marines with us, along with Army and Air Force personnel.

But soon motorcycle police showed up and pushed the moonbats back by gently riding directly into them.

We have pics and some are posted here by SouthernBoyupNorth. The pics start with BufordP in his Air Force Veteran's cap. That's the infamous concretebob in the next pic.

And in case you thought the wind was blowing hard on the Mall, it was blowing twice as hard over the Memorial Bridge. Try carrying flags and signs in that wind. I had to hold my cap so as not to have it blown over the bridge. We were hoping some moonbats would be blown over but they are so full of sh$$, none were.

[Mr] T

49 posted on 03/18/2007 12:11:32 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: dandelion

And hugs to you, Military Mom. We stand with you and with the soldiers. We celebrate this Gathering of Eagles, we who watched and cheered from our homes. You can bet the guys in Iraq noticed, tho, and the Congressmen too. And al-Quaeda too.

Molon labe.


50 posted on 03/18/2007 12:42:32 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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