Anti-war protesters aren’t any different than they were when they protested the Vietnam war; they’re just as vicious and immature as ever. They say they support our troops, but they don’t support them at all. They despise them. When anti-war protesters came into contact with Joshua Sparling, an Iraq war veteran, they called him a baby killer and asked him how he slept at night. And another protester spit at him. From The New York Times:
In Washington, counterprotesters also converged on the mall in smaller numbers, but the antiwar demonstration was largely peaceful.
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 administration’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.
“These are not Americans as far as I’m concerned,” Mr. Sparling said.
Joshua and his girlfriend were on Fox and Friends to talk about the incident, and even though Joshua has been treated so poorly by other Americans, he isn’t letting that ruin things for him. Check out this video via Allahpundit where Sparling proposed to his girlfriend live on television: