Earlier this week, InstaPundit noted that International A.N.S.W.E.R. has organized yet another "anti-war" protest for this weekend. This is the same group that in late-September 2001 protested against going to war in Afghanistan -- while the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered.
The protests will most likely get plenty of media coverage, so it's important to keep in mind the following: Contrary to what they proclaim, most of the protesters are not against war. They are against America waging a war of self-defense. They are against Israel waging a war of self-defense. They are against free nations waging a war against the sworn enemies of freedom. But they are not against the war that is being waged on America by militant Islamic fundamentalists.
You will not see signs that say "DOWN WITH IRANIAN THEOCRACY" or "STOP THE PALESTINIAN SLAUGHTER OF JEWISH CHILDREN ON BUSES" or "DICTATORS LIE, MILLIONS DIE." What you will see is the vilification of America for civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan and a total evasion of the fact that those deaths are the fault of the fascists who initiated or threatened to initiate force against us (not to mention the violence they visited directly upon their own people).
Though the Islamists and the "anti-war" protesters may have their differences, they are united by one thing: a common hatred of America.
InstaPundit also pointed to an article that takes an in-depth look at the organizers of these protests (Behind the Placards) and noted that a group called Protest Warrior is staging a counter protest.
This cartoon was created in September 2002 and is in our book, Black & White World.
Posted by Forkum at October 24, 2003 06:14 AM