Posted by Curt on 27 January, 2007 at 6:02 pm. 3 comments already!

Look Ma!  A few thousand moonbats came to protest the war:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Convinced this is their moment, tens of thousands marched Saturday in an anti-war demonstration linking military families, ordinary people and an icon of the Vietnam protest movement in a spirited call to get out of Iraq.

Celebrities, a half-dozen lawmakers and protesters from distant states rallied in the capital under a sunny sky, seizing an opportunity to press their cause with a Congress restive on the war and a country that has turned against the conflict.

Marching with them was Jane Fonda, in what she said was her first anti-war demonstration in 34 years.

"Silence is no longer an option," Fonda said to cheers from the stage on the National Mall. The actress once derided as "Hanoi Jane" by conservatives for her stance on Vietnam said she had held back from activism so as not to be a distraction for the Iraq anti-war movement, but needed to speak out now.

The rally on the Mall unfolded peacefully, although about 300 protesters tried to rush the Capitol, running up the grassy lawn to the front of the building. Police on motorcycles tried to stop them, scuffling with some and barricading entrances.

Protesters chanted "Our Congress" as their numbers grew and police faced off against them. Demonstrators later joined the masses marching from the Mall, around Capitol Hill and back.

About 50 demonstrators blocked a street near the Capitol for about 30 minutes, but they were dispersed without arrests.

United for Peace and Justice, a coalition group sponsoring the protest, had hoped 100,000 would come. They claimed even more afterward, but police, who no longer give official estimates, said privately the crowd was smaller than 100,000.

Funny how CSPAN covered this event live but only aired the Right To Life protest after midnight, and that protest actually HAD 100,000 people there.  No bias there huh?

Take a look at these pictures and tell me there was 100,000 people there: (I’ve thrown in some of the billboard pics since they always show the braincell capacity of these nimrods well)

And then we have this traitor to those who serve their country:

And this guy:

Liam Madden, a US soldier in uniform, is up speaking about how the US is evil and that we need to lose the war.

Courtesy of DummiesU we have this transcript of Maxine Waters blubbering:

Introduction: Now, we’re going to move on to someone who has been working long and hard. She’s the Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus, the largest caucus in The House. Maxine Waters!

Representative Waters: Thank you. Thank you so very much.

I would like to first thank all of you. You are the real patriots of America. (Applause) You have come here today to save your country, to change the direction of this country, and to tell George Bush, Hell No, We Won’t Go. (Applause)

I stand firmly with you. My name is Maxine Waters and I’m not afraid of George W. Bush! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and I’m not intimidated by Dick Cheney! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and I helped to get rid of Rumsfeld! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and Condi Rice is nothing but another Neo Con and she doesn’t represent me! (Applause)

George W. Bush led us into this immoral war, he tricked the American people and he told us there were weapons of mass destruction. He did not tell the truth. He came out on the battleship and said, “Mission Accomplished”. He misled us again. He said we were working with a coalition of the willing. It was only a figment of his imagination. He said we were moving forward with training the Iraqi soldiers who would take over the security. Where are they? They are nowhere and as a matter of fact, they’re undermining our soldiers in this civil war. (Applause) He said we were going to get proceeds from the oil, that would be pumped back into Iraq so that it could be reconstructed. As a matter of fact he told us he made these decisions. He said, he is the decider. But you know what, he’s not the decider, he’s the liar! (Applause)

Thank you for being here today. I want you to come to Capital Hill and lobby on Monday and put some starch in the backs of the members of Congress, and give them the courage that they need to do the right thing. It is all right to have some resolutions that are non-binding but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and that will come when it is time to decide whether or not we are going to fund this immoral war.

I will not vote one dime for this war! (Applause) And when you come up here to lobby, you ask these members, “Are you going to support an appropriation to continue this war, to expand this war?” And you can tell the difference between those who are ready to bring our soldiers home and those who are only paying lip service.

Don’t forget, he is not the decider, he is the (pause)

Crowd: Liar!

Representative Waters: He’s not the decider, he is the

Crowd: LIAR!

Representative Waters: Bring our troops home!

So just who is this group that set this mini-protest up?  It’s called United for Peace and Justice and is founded by Leslie Cagan:

Consider the aforementioned Leslie Cagan. She is a socialist and longtime activist who, during the past thirty years, has mobilized millions of demonstrators in rallies denouncing our nation’s foreign policies; its military-related spending; and its purportedly virulent racism, sexism, and homophobia. She is a die-hard, pro-Communist radical who proudly aligns her politics with those of Communist Cuba.

Yet a February 4 New York Times puff piece benignly heralded Cagan as "one of the grandes dames of the country’s progressive movement," a woman whose "organizational skills are prodigious." Predictably, there was no mention that Cagan has consistently lavished praise upon Castro’s Cuba, which she considers a far better place than the United States. During her seven years as director of the Cuba Information Project, she led numerous demonstrations demanding that the US end its economic embargo of, and travel ban to, Cuba. "In the winter of 1969-70," Cagan fondly recalls, "I spent over two months with the First Venceremos Brigade in Cuba. Just ten years into their revolution, the Cubans had taken control of their history. . . . While we were in Cuba, Fred Hampton and other Chicago Black Panthers were murdered. It was a shocking reminder of the brutality and power of the US government, and there we were in Cuba, a whole nation under attack from the US. As Brigadistas we were taking a risk traveling in defiance of Washington’s travel ban, but we knew the risk was small compared to what Cubans and so many others around the world faced every day."

In short, Cagan candidly sides with Castro’s Communist regime rather than with the United States, which she deems the world’s foremost terrorist nation. The Venceremos Brigades with which she proudly associated were in fact organized by Castro’s Cuban intelligence agency, which went so far as to train some "brigadistas" in guerrilla warfare techniques, including the use of arms and explosives. Cagan’s pro-Castro rallies were supported by such socialist organizations as Casa de las Americas, the Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Venceremos Brigades, the Workers World Party, and the Young Socialists. Cagan herself was an original founder of the Committees of Correspondence, a splinter group rooted in the Communist Party USA. Joining the chorus of her fellow leaders in the "peace" movement, she condemns what she calls America’s "daily assaults and attacks on poor and working people, on women, people of color, lesbians/gays and other sexual minorities, the disabled and so many others, [and] such foreign policy matters as . . . military actions and economic sanctions."

In February 1996 at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, the National Network on Cuba (NNOC), of which Cagan was a national co-chair, sponsored a public forum that featured an address by Angela Sanbrano of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), which was affiliated with the Communist guerrilla movement in that country. Another guest speaker was the Cuban revolutionary José Luis Ponce, who appeared on stage with an admiring Cagan. Ponce extolled the enormous social gains that Castro’s revolution had brought to Cuba. As the socialist publication The Militant paraphrased it, Ponce lauded the revolution for its opposition to "the legacy of US domination – a legacy of unemployment, absence of health care for millions especially in the countryside, illiteracy, racism and the super-exploitation of women." He further predicted, quite happily, that "a fight for socialism" would re-emerge in Russia. To all these assertions, Cagan nodded with approval.

This is who the left follow like sheep to the slaughter.  A group founded on the principles of Communist and Socialism.  A group who cares more for tyrants such as Castro then they do for the safety of our country. 


Here are some of the counter-protest via Free Republic:

That last one is a picture of Spc Joshua Sparling, the soldier who received that letter from a moonbat, pretending to be a child, condemning him for serving and being thankful he was hurt.  He lost the leg that was wounded but still showed up to support this country by denouncing the traitor Fonda, Penn, Robbins, and Sarandon along with their partners in crime.

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