Despite the call to protest the congressional testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, not many showed up today, as Mark Hemingway reports for NRO:
Indymedia may be a clearinghouse of crazy, but it does command an audience. The event was also sponsored by a number of notable antiwar groups: CODEPINK, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Democracy Rising, Voters for Peace, and unspecified “others.” Petraeus’s testimony was a landmark event in the Iraq war, so I expected a landmark protest.
So I packed my outrage!!! and hoofed it on down to the CHOB (the lovely acronym for the Cannon House Office Building) where Petraeus was testifying at the appointed time for the protest. Here’s what I found:
Read it all at the link above, including pictures of the protesters and Cindy Sheehan’s cuffed hands (sparing us the face – thanks, Mark!). Also, the arrest of Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., “president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, whose slogan is Make Hip Hop Not War.” Hemingway misquotes their original slogan, which was “Support nonviolence – or I’ll bust a cap in your a**!”
Seems they were a few nuts short of a Snickers bar . . . Next up: A.N.S.W.E.R.’s annual antiwar protest this weekend – Cindy should have made bail by then.
UPDATE: The “9/11 Truthers” had a better idea: protest on the weekend in San Francisco, and have a free concert by the Indigo Girls! Zombie has pictures . . . pay no attention to the sparsely-attended march, scroll down until you get to the rally/concert featuring supporters of Kucinich, Ron Paul, pot dealers, and every neo-communist outfit you can imagine.
Don’t miss the Giant Purple Head, 9/11 Woman, and the Big Buffalo (I mean the balloon, not the chick in the Arafat scarf) . . .