Monday, September 17, 2007

Gathering of Eagles III

Mark and I couldn't be in DC this weekend to be a part of the Gathering of Eagles III but we were with them in spirit.

Apparently, the coverage of the Eagles' rally was a little broader and more fair-minded than the coverage that pro-victory rallies traditionally receive. What a refreshing change! Way to go, Eagles! I was surprised to find this paragraph in a piece on the site:
[...] Another speaker, Joe Johnson, described how his son was killed by an IED after
only 10 days in Baghdad. "I'm so very proud of him," Johnson said. "I just wish
I had the chance to tell him."Shouts from all across the crowd told Johnson, "He
knows." [...]
Watch Chris Hill's speech from the Gathering of Eagles rally on September 15th -- he says it all so well and with such passion. He certainly speaks for me here.

Here are links to the 3-part video of the event from YouTube:
Part 1
Part 2

Part 3

Notice all the mass-produced yellow signs carried by the ANSWER protesters? Those are the same signs used at every ANSWER protest. This group buses people in from all over and then hands them the signs and the talking points. There are a very few in the crowd who actually have a clue what they're talking about and they are the chant leaders. The chants are as standard as those yellow signs.

If you listen closely you can hear some of those trite old chants, one of which is "This is what democracy looks like." If ANSWER protests are "democracy," I'm the queen of freakin' Egypt. Their protests are nothing more than Communist group-think propaganda festivals organized by the puppetmasters at ANSWER. It's so Orwellian. I am constantly amazed at the way in which they can turn that around and call the pro-victory crowd "fascists." Grrrr. Watching these videos sure makes me wish I had been there this weekend!

I ran into this video clip on YouTube and I'm happy to see that DC is taking the law seriously and FINALLY fining ANSWER for the trash with which it litters DC -- seriously, you ought to see the trash they leave behind after their rallies and marches. It's shameful.

Congratulations on another GREAT operation, Eagles!! Please help support their mission, folks. It's imperative that we support our troops by supporting victory.

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