Antiwar Protesters Deface Capitol
1:42 PM, Jan 30, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Bob Herbert wrote a really touching column yesterday about how the antiwar protesters that demonstrated on the Mall this weekend really do love America (Subscription).
Said Herbert, "You can say what you want about the people opposed to this wretched war in Iraq, try to stereotype them any way you can. But you couldn't walk among them for more than a few minutes on Saturday without realizing that they love their country as much as anyone ever has."
Unfortunately, that just isn't true. Approximately 300 anarchists showed how much they "love their country" by spray-painting anarchist symbols on the steps of the Capitol building. I know dissent is patriotic and all, but vandalizing a monument to American democracy means you don't love America.