On the one hand, anti-war rallies over the weekend around the US and world fizzled:
The protests, like those held to mark each of the two previous anniversaries of the March 2003 invasion, were vigorous and peaceful but far smaller than the large-scale marches that preceded the war, despite polls showing lower public support for the war than in years past and anemic approval ratings for President Bush, himself a focus of many of the protesters.Meaning what?
That while the president's approval numbers are no doubt way off, that perhaps the polls are just as badly jiggered as some of us have been saying? Perhaps. Time will tell.
That the insurgency's goal - of winning unwitting dupes in the US over to their side, as the North Vietnamese did 35 years ago - is failing? Again, time will tell.
In Times Square, about 1,000 anti-war protesters rallied outside a military recruiting station, demanding that troops be withdrawn from Iraq.People who attended the Minneapolis march on Saturday - that in a mong the bluest of the blue cities - said that while it was large, it was much smaller than last year's march. In the meantime, the left's shills are working their PR magic:
Police in London said 15,000 people joined a march from Parliament and Big Ben to a rally in Trafalgar Square. The anniversary last year attracted 45,000 protesters in the city.
On March 17th's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, actor and comedian Richard Belzer claimed he is more educated about the war in Iraq than our troops who have been there. And claiming that our troops don't really know anything about the war in Iraq was not the only insult Belzer cast at the troops. (See Newsbusters.org)So let me get this straight: conservatives who didn't, for whatever reason, serve in the military but support the troops are "chickenhawks"...
"You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They're 19 and 20-year-old kids who couldn't get a job," he said disparaging the troops, to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R Fla) on Maher's show.
In a condescending way, Belzer claimed he was much more informed than any US soldier because they don't read "twenty newspapers a day" like he apparently claims to do.
He told Representative Ros-Lehtinen that her step-son, currently serving in Iraq, isn't a "brilliant scholar about the war because he's there."
...so then, what is an actor that never served, insults the troops, and assumes he knows more about the war than they or their families do?
I'm taking nominations for terms, here.
Boy, I bet the left just rips on Belzer...Posted by Mitch at March 20, 2006 07:46 AM | TrackBack