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Is it Really About the Iraq War?
September 26th, 2005 9:10 pm
We are led to believe it is. By the same folks who want us to believe “hundreds of thousands” are showing up to these things.

Opponents of the war in Iraq marched today in a clamorous day of protest, song and remembrance of the dead, some showing surprisingly diverse political views even as they spoke with one loud voice in wanting U.S. troops home.

and…

Students rallied against the U.S. involvement in Iraq at a protest that drew a national crowd of 100,000 people to Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

and…

Crowds opposed to the war in Iraq surged past the White House on Saturday, shouting “Peace now” in the largest anti-war protest in the U.S. capital since the invasion.

and…

Vast numbers of protesters from around the country poured onto the lawns behind the White House on Saturday to demonstrate their opposition to the war in Iraq

and on and on and on…

But despite the media’s portrayal of the protests as purely a commentary on Iraq, one look at the messages delivered throughout the protests shows Iraq was but a small subset of the issues.

Here is a sample of the organizations sponsoring the “anti-Iraq-war” rally:

And here’s a sampling of messages from the “anti-Iraq-war” rally

So this wasn’t a “mandate of opposition to the Iraq war”. Sure, some protestors were there to protest the policies towards Iraq. But the attendance totals included those supporting Palestine, Mumia, the Cuban 5, Aristide, Labor issues, third world countries and more. They’re retreads from the 60s and 70s in their waning days of protest glory and opposition to hygeine. Even the Kossaks are unimpressed with the hodgepodge of extremist movements at these rallies (via Instapundit hat tip: Kevin).

When your protests are sponsored by communists, not focused on any single cause, consist of the same tired, anti-American rhetoric spewed for decades by the same anti-establishment hippies, and you can’t even keep the wholesale support of the staunchest of liberals… it sends more of a message than your bullhorns and loud speakers. It’s evident this isn’t about Bush or Iraq. It’s a continuation of anti-Americanism that prior generations have seen. And like those who’ve encountered it before… we’re laughing at you too.

And al-Jazeera thanks you again.
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