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Anti-Iraq war street theater a retread
Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

There is very little original under the sun and this certainly isn't:
There's a lot of weirdness every day in the capital city, but this one pushed the envelope: 13 Iraq war veterans in full desert camo going on "patrol" from Union Station to Arlington National Cemetery. They carried imaginary assault rifles, barked commands, roughly "detained" suspected hostiles with flex cuffs and hoods — and generally shocked, frightened and delighted tourists and office workers.

"How does occupation feel, D.C.?!" shouted Geoff Millard, head of the local chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War, who previously served on a brigadier general's staff in Tikrit.
Heh ... served on a BG's staff? Yeah, he did a lot of patrolling.

Apparently this impressed the WaPo reporter who is either to young to have been around for the VN era or is so old he's forgotten, but this is simply a retread of “Operation RAW” which began on Labor Day, 1970. I wrote a fairly extensive article about it here.

Same nonsense, same result. Those who don't know any better will be impressed. Those who do will yawn and call it what it is.

Contextless nonsense (you know, the same stuff from which all lies and exaggerations are made).

(HT: Cadillac Tight)
 
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McQ,

In the context they offer this performance, I agree...it’s rotten. I still think, though, that professional performances (Nat’l Guard) scattered around the country would be a good thing. Not disruptive ones, of course...stadium, auditorium, whatever.

It would beat the hell out of what the Guard does to recruit at the State Fair, or Cherry Blossom festival :-)

- Joe
 
Written By: Joe Tobacco
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Meh. Just read your operation RAW article, and now I’m peeved. Updated the post.

- Joe
 
Written By: Joe Tobacco
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Those who do will yawn and call it what it is.
Yeah. But it won’t be printable...

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
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This is more proof the left has not come up with an original idea since they tried to levitate the Pentagon
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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This is more proof the left has not come up with an original idea since they tried to levitate the Pentagon
They should have contacted Erik Von Däniken or the Egyptian priests who constructed the Pyramids....
 
Written By: Joe
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In Europe, especially in France, TV-viewers only saw the anti-war demonstrators, not the supporters of George Bush.Idem, for the radio listeners.The manipulation goes on.And Chirac is about to publish a book where he keeps on lying about the real reasons why he opposed the war!
About Barack Obama: he walks like a gangster and talks like a pimp.
 
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