Vets Group Declares War on Protesters
More bad news for the “support the troops but oppose the war” crowd.
On Friday the American Legion said they’re declaring war on anti-war protesters, and they’re starting a letter-writing campaign from soldiers fighting in Iraq who want to get their side of the story out.
“America needs to hear the good news firsthand from those who are fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Legion National Commander Tom Bock in a press release excerpted by the liberal web site Raw Story.
“It’s about time that the American public hears about the positive things our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and coastguardsmen are doing for our country and for the Afghani and Iraqi people.”
The letters will be posted Legion’s web site, “Letters to America from the Front.”
The 2.7 million member veterans group has declared war on “public protests” and “media events” that undermine U.S. troops, Bock noted.
“The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples,” Thomas Cadmus, another national commander, recently told Legion delegates.
The American Legion’s rank and file voted to use any means necessary to “ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism.”