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    Demonstrating Against the Wounded

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    Demonstrating Against the Wounded

    Code Pink for Women has been demonstrating against wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. It is one of the more unseemly things that they do. Holding signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton," Code Pink has the audacity to claim they support the troops. “We are showing our support for the troops,” says the leader of Code Pink. “It is not a protest it is a vigil that shows we want to make sure the troops get a fair shake,” said the leader of Code Pink on Air America tonight. She went on to say, “there have never been caskets in our demonstrations.” Those signs? They say they have asked that they be removed.

    All I can say is yeah, sure. That is what those signs say to me too. (Not!)

    They are even finding ulterior motives in the fact that wounded soldiers are arriving at Walter Reed at night. Obviously, these groups say this is evidence of the administration perfidy and an attempt to hide the “true cost” of the war. The anti-war protesters claim their presence at the hospital is necessary to publicize the arrivals of newly wounded soldiers from Iraq, who the protesters allege are being smuggled in at night by the Pentagon to avoid media scrutiny.

    The protesters also argue that the military hospital is the most appropriate place for the demonstrations and that the vigils are designed to ultimately help the wounded veterans.

    It is simply disgusting. Leave these guys alone.
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    I hope a wounded man or two gets better and comes out swinging.
    I really hate protestors.
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    I don't mind people protesting, as long as they are respectful about it, but I have to feel that these people are just following in Crazy Cindy's footsteps. Maybe their organization was not getting the media coverage that Cindy is and they got a little jealous and came up with a way to be even bigger media hounds than Crazy Cindy.

    Standing outside any hospital shouting and yelling is ridiculous. It was absurd when they were doing it for Schaivo and it is even more so here. All they are accomplishing is disturbing people that are in a hospital trying to get better. I doubt anyone in that hospital would have requested that this group of Pink Ladies come out and yell and shout all day long outside their windows.

    I really wish that when these groups of people get together to protest, rant and rave, they would stop first and think who they are protesting for and how their actions are going to affect those people.

    I doubt any of these women know anyone in that hospital personally, or maybe even impersonally. I would be surprised if any of these women went into the hospital to visit the sick, offer condolences to the families, or see how the patients feel about them being there. If one of the patients were to pass on, would these Pink people have the respect to attend the funeral - probably not - they cannot even respect them in life enough to give them the peace and rest they deserve.
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    One day when these whores were ordered by the Islamic Fundamentalist to follow the Islamic fundamentalism I will ROFLMAO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman
    I hope a wounded man or two gets better and comes out swinging.
    I really hate protestors.
    I would pay to see that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    I don't mind people protesting, as long as they are respectful about it,
    THL,
    Why are those silly women protesting infront of wounded soldiers? They are not the decision makers that went to war. If they want to protest - go to Capitol Hill. Protesting against wounded soldiers is the sickest form of expression, IMO even the enemy takes care of the wounded adversary. What is so "respectful" about the protest in front of soldiers wounded in the line of duty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontree
    THL,
    Why are those silly women protesting infront of wounded soldiers? They are not the decision makers that went to war. If they want to protest - go to Capitol Hill. Protesting against wounded soldiers is the sickest form of expression, IMO even the enemy takes care of the wounded adversary. What is so "respectful" about the protest in front of soldiers wounded in the line of duty?
    The rest of my post read, in part:

    "Standing outside any hospital shouting and yelling is ridiculous....I doubt anyone in that hospital would have requested that this group of Pink Ladies come out and yell and shout all day long outside their windows...."

    I do not at all think it is okay for the Pink Ladies (whatever they are called, Pink People for Peace?) to be outside the hospital. I have no idea why they are outside the hospital bugging the people inside - I wish I did know, maybe I could ocme up with a way to make them go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    The rest of my post read, in part:
    Oops my mistake. My apologies

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontree
    Oops my mistake. My apologies
    Not a problem. I can get a little overzealous on the defensive myself.


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    I cant imagine what must go thru a solidier mind when he sheds blood for his country and the flag ,and on his return he is met by protestors.

    It is cheap.dont honor the war, but atleast honor the people who shed blood with no questions asked. Go protest against Bush or senators : valid, but against soldiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    Not a problem. I can get a little overzealous on the defensive myself.


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    Code Pink = Hypervigilant, overlyzealous, middle-aged feminists who have replaced their knitting clubs with hippies-that-harass-veterans club (aka Code Pink)

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    Quote Originally Posted by THL View Post
    I do not at all think it is okay for the Pink Ladies (whatever they are called, Pink People for Peace?) to be outside the hospital.
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    Let them protest. The more outrageous, the better.

    Reasonable people will see them as loons. Even some Democrats are embarrassed by them.

    Ever noticed these people never go to Saudi Arabia or Pakistan to protest the terrorists?
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    I really don't know how this war in Iraq will turn out.

    But one thing all of us must...MUST acheive at all cost is to make sure the veterans of this war do not get the same treatment that the veterans of Vietnam did.

    I don't care if they are women or not, if I see a protestor spit at, or so much as curse a returning veteran I will kick their little asses until my foot gets sore.

    Sorry for the outburst.

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