"A pure, grass-roots effort, the Gathering of Eagles' volunteers matched the massive Soros-funded anti-war machine sign for sign, chant for chant, and marcher for marcher. The contrast was most stark right before the entrance to the Memorial Bridge, where Eagles gathered with a field of American flags--while anti-Bush, 9/11 co'spiracy nuts wrapped themselves in a figurative blanket of yellow 'Out of Iraq' placards.
Several of the vets shouted, "Yellow! How appropriate!" in between spirited chants of 'U.S.A! U.S.A!' While the classless Cindy Sheehan ranted profanely, the Eagles raised their voices in polite, but roaring disapproval and raised their American flags in answer to the ANSWER socialists' Che banners and peace pennants."
From National Park Service observations, it may well be that the defender/counter protestor force was LARGER than the protestors.
And we've heard nary a peep from the blowhards over at Cone's who were so bent out of shape at the credible notion that some attempt at desecration of national memorials might take place.
My favorite comment from the Usual Suspects in reference to the bottom feeders who deface military, other memorials, and national landmarks was this:
"Anyone care to guess how many of the 'anarchists' who continue to give the Peace movement a bad name are in actuality agents provacateurs?
It is unbelievable the lengths some of these people will go to cloak the behavior and the nature of support for "anti-war protesters".
I'm sorry I didn't go, as I had originally intended.
It would have been very, VERY satisfying to me if I had done so.