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What I Saw at the Non-Revolution (photoset of tiny Iraq rally in DC)

By Michael Fumento

AP reported 10 to 20,000 people attended the march. But when I arrived shortly after the march ended, as this photo shows, there couldn't have been much over a thousand. Perhaps the rest were using invisibility cloaks.

According to the AP, "perhaps 10,000 to 20,000 anti-war demonstrators marched" in Washington, D.C. to protest the war on St. Patrick's day. That's funny, because I got there just after the march ended and I'd put it at hardly more than a thousand. Indeed, I was able to photograph the whole crowd - without benefit of a wide angle lens. Okay, so they were one zero off. It seems the MSM is no more capability of telling the truth about the Iraq war domestically than they are from Iraq itself. At least the Washington Post reported "attendance at yesterday's march was noticeably smaller than one held in Washington in January, police said."

As to the participants, they were exactly what you'd expect: aging hippies, representatives of all sorts of Communist organizations, 9/11 conspiracy theorists, illegal immigration supporters, Islamist extremists, and sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome. Boy, were they suffering! But don't take my word for it. Check out my photoset and see for yourself that four years into the war there's still no such thing as a true Iraq protest movement.

March 17, 2007 09:29 PM  ·  Iraq