Now I know I said I was going to quit but I can’t let this one go. I just don’t get it. Why aren’t these people protesting the deplorable human rights violations going on in Iraq? Why aren’t they pressuring Saddam Hussein to step down? I thought hippies were all about human rights. And according to the article, someone was even flying a French flag. Go figure. Here are some interesting quotes from the article.
“We are here to say, ‘Thank you, France, Thank you, Germany, Thank you, China’ and ‘Thank you, Sen. [Robert] Byrd,'” said David Harris, a founder of the draft-resistance movement during the Vietnam War.
And I’m supposed to listen to a known coward why???
Danny Glover was MC of the event. You know I used to have a feature here on my site called “The Punch in the Head Awards” given to celebrities whose egos have led them to believe that they’re actually useful members of society. I may have to bring it back just for Danny Glover. A quote from Mr. Glover…
“Nobody had ever associated the war on terrorism with Iraq until just recently,” Glover told a reporter. “Remember, the war on terrorism was with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and everything else. … We have to make a statement about this by stopping this ongoing war.”
Sounds like someone wants to have their cake and eat it too. So its ok to bomb the crap out of al-Qaeda but leave that poor innocent defenseless Saddam Hussein alone? I don’t think so. We’re talking about a man who used poison gas on an entire village in his own country. He’s experimented with the gas on his own citizens. But all this is all about oil right? Whatever. Like I said the other day, let the blood be on your hands.
Exclusive to The Night Blogger. OK, not really. But anyway here is an eyewitness account of the protest.