January 29, 2007
IT’S STILL 1968. And always will be, apparently.
UPDATE: Hey, the spitting is back:
There were a few tense moments, however, including an encounter involving Joshua Sparling, 25, who was on crutches and who said he was a corporal with the 82nd Airborne Division and lost his right leg below the knee in Ramadi, Iraq. Mr. Sparling spoke at a smaller rally held earlier in the day at the United States Navy Memorial, and voiced his support for the administrationâ€™s policies in Iraq.
Later, as antiwar protesters passed where he and his group were standing, words were exchanged and one of the antiwar protestors spit at the ground near Mr. Sparling; he spit back.
Capitol police made the antiwar protestors walk farther away from the counterprotesters.
â€œThese are not Americans as far as Iâ€™m concerned,â€ Mr. Sparling said.
Quick, rerelease Electric Ladyland!