The anti-war left has announced that they’ll descend upon our nation’s capitol on Sept. 11 to protest the Iraq War. According to a quote in this Michelle Malkin column, International ANSWER won’t have the stage to themselves:

As retired Army Col. Harry Riley explains, “Unlike the ’60s and ’70s, the anti-war lemmings will not have the streets or the political stage to themselves. This time, Eagle Americans; we who support our troops, understand the stakes in the War on Terror and the true nature of our enemy, who aren’t blinded by an insane hatred of our way of life and our form of government; will also be in Washington, D.C., to show Congress that we will not tolerate another betrayal of our own forces or our allies…While the anti-democracy forces are well-funded by pro-left, anti-Americans, we Eagles have steadily been building our own coalition to stop ANSWER in its tracks, and keep Congress focused on winning the war, not their political ambitions.”

In addition to the numerous articles I’ve written about the troop surge, I’ve also talked about the implications of the announcement that al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army taking a six month ‘leave of absence’. The simplest conclusion to draw is that anti-war groups are increasing their visibility right when the Surge seems to be having its biggest effect both militarily and politically.

Knowing GOE like I do, I don’t think it’s wise for anti-war (and anti-American) organizations like International ANSWER to criticize our nation’s military. That won’t stop them from doing just that. It just means that they’re stirring up some people that won’t take kindly to their anti-war diatribes.

GOE won’t be the only pro victory organization in DC during Gen. Petraeus’ and Ambassador Crocker’s testimony. Here’s a partial list of other organizations that will be in DC then:

Eagles Landing, Move America Forward, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Free Republic, Vets for Freedom and the Victory Caucus.

I can’t wait to see how this fight turns out. Let’s just say that I don’t think International ANSWER will win this battle.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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