About 30 thousand people gathered together today in Washington D.C. to stage a war protest. Among those present was a few members of Hollyweird. Jane Fonda was one of those celebrities that marched, claiming that it was her first anti-war demonstration in 34 years.
My, my, the more things change the more they stay the same.
Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins were also present, and stepped up to the microphone.
Fonda drew parallels of the current war to the war in Vietnam. She claimed that veterans, soldiers, and their families are increasingly against the Iraq War. Every soldier I've met has told me the opposite.
I found it fascinating that the Associated Press article regarding this event was quick to report on children at the rally, as well as members of the military against the war, but failed to say anything about the counter-protest, or the fact that anti-war protesters were spitting on a disabled veteran of the Iraq War who supports the effort.
As expected, the mainstream media threw their own slant on the event and failed to provide the entire story.