Sunday, March 25, 2007

This is how sick the anti-war movement has become

They burn a soldier in effigy while chanting "Bye, Bye, GI! In Iraq you're going to die." Video here. Yes, it's obvious they support the troops.

And a guy defecates on the flag in front of women and children to the approval of the crowd:

This splinter group of protesters showed its support for “peace” by burning a U.S. soldier in effigy. It exhibited its supposedly pacifist nature by knocking a police officer off his bike — an action that brought out the police riot squad.

Perhaps the most disturbing scene of the afternoon, however, involved the man who pulled down his pants in front of women and children and defecated on a burning U.S. flag. This disgusting act actually elicited cheers from some members of the crowd, but we hope that the emotion it produces in the community is one of revulsion.

Notice how they are trying to distance the acts of this "splinter group" from the rest of the protest. Sorry, they are anti-war protesters just like the rest. I've seen the flag burning in other protests, I've seen the disrespect paid to the military, this is just one more step down the path that you've been walking. Try as you might to distance yourselves, you own it.