Saturday, September 15, 2007
I just got back from the stupendous D.C. protest the Times covered. We got wind from the police that the demonstration turned out 50,000 people, including 1,000 or so belligerent counter-protesters. The Times neglected to mention that a good deal of those arrested were Iraq war veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War. As easy as it seems to compare today to the protests of the Vietnam days, don't do it. The SDS contingent--skinny white kids marching in formation, their faces covered with bandanas, clattering on big metal shields and plastic buckets--made me think of the Weathermen, sure. But a good-natured Weathermen. Full report on D.C. coming soon.