This morning, in DuPont Circle, eight blocks from the White House, Bush Derangement Syndrome raged among the old coots of VFP, VVAW, IVAW, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait and who knows who else was there. Their main attraction was throwing shoes at this thirty-foot blow up of George Bush in a flight suit to remind you of the “Mission Accomplished” chapter of his presidency.
This guy was probably the looniest of the bunch though. His message was that the war is the troops’ fault. “It’s the damn troops that did it.” He went blathering about how they’re no different from the Nazis, that he doesn’t care if they’re homeless when they come home. After they get done cleaning up the depleted uranium, they can go to Vietnam and clean up the Agent Orange.
Oh, that’s the “Rappin’ Grannies” singing in the background.
Maoist Leslie Cagan’s World Can’t Wait was there;
VFP was there in their traditional uniform of goatee and beret;
Now that gas is cheap again, they can afford to drive their SUV around DuPont Circle towing this sign;
But the real attraction was throwing shoes at the Big Bush puppet;
It was the media’s favorite part, too;
Here’s some video of it along with some ancillary stuff from Vets For peace DC Chapter VP;
Queen of BDS, Ann Wright who thankfully resigned from the Bush State Department worked the crowd up;
I guess some Guantanamo detainees were allowed to attend and apparently they were given a nice hemp totebag;
They were apparently eager to “shoe Bush”, too;
Adam Kokesh was there, too. To his credit, he didn’t call himself Sergeant Kokesh and neither did the guy that introduced him;
I’ve got a video processing at YouTube in which Kokesh vows to throw one shoe at “Bush” today but that he’s saving the other for Obama if he doesn’t keep his promise to the hardcore Left. Of course that promise is to try the Bush Administration – screw the economy and the war against terror – they want what they think is justice. When the video is done, I’ll put it right here;
Bill Perry was there, too. The first sign of him was this on the big Bill of Rights they had for everyone to sign;
Then I saw him taking pictures of Ann Wright while she was blathering on about war crimes. So I asked Perry if his camera is still working OK (after I fixed it for him last week at the Israel Hate rally). Then he recognized me and called me by name. Then he went on to tell me that his testimony at Winter Soldier in 1971 was BS and he told it so that the hippies would like him. He went on to tell me that he was proud of the way his unit “Kicked ass on the NVA that day”. So we all know that Bill Perry reads this blog, huh?
Here’s the video with Ann Wright’s blather in the background;
I’m guessing that these organizations that spent the last eight years hating Bush are hurting for donations because Obama won the election. Regular BDS sufferers were purely partisan and they’re perfectly content to have The One in office. It’s making life hard for the Far Left who’ve been scaring people for eight years over things that never happened, so they’re clinging to the “Impeach Bush” excuse to remain relevant.
As always, I have more pictures at my Flickr Photostream.
Code Pink drags out teh BDS in their schedule for the next few days;
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