I have a problem — two, actually — and I need your help.
It was reported in today’s edition of The Age (Protesters mark anniversary of Iraq war, AFP, March 21, 2010) that:
Thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets of the US capital on Saturday, on the seventh anniversary of the US-led war in Iraq in a show of frustration widely ignored by the media and public.
As the National Marathon wound down in the city, protesters gathered outside the White House after midday, bearing signs alluding to the high cost of the war both in money and human lives and decrying the use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, to bomb US enemies.
My problem is that I can recall George II celebrating May Day in 2003 by declaring “In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed”. In other words, Liberty Defended / Peace Established / Iraq Freed / War Over / Mission Accomplished.
My second problem is finding out what happened in Bolton on Caturday. According to the BBC, “More than 1,500 UAF and 2,000 EDL supporters were in Victoria Square and a number of people were injured”. Dozens were arrested, including members of the SWP/UAF leadership. According to one sauce: “Anti-fascist protesters emerged victorious on Saturday after holding Bolton’s central Victoria Square against the racists from the English Defence League. But mainstream national media reports are presenting it as a contest between two violent groups – and blaming the anti-fascists for the violence…”
What was the final score?
- Thank you for serving our country and our cause. May God bless you all, and may God continue to bless America.