Peace marchers from across upstate NY to rally at Fort Drum

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Opponents to the war in Iraq will join together from across upstate New York beginning this week for a 10-day march to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum in northern New York. Full Story
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A true patriot

Plattsburgh, NY

#1 May 7, 2008
Nothing like supporting our troops.

I think protesting at an Army Base, where our dedicated soldiers and their FAMILIES live is a little too far.

These men and women are dedicating their lives to our country and this is how we repay them... Bravo liberal New York
Skippy

Columbus, OH

#2 May 7, 2008
Winter soldier syndrome, Military bashers and outright liars:

The tale of Army Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the discredited “Baghdad Diarist” for the discredited New Republic magazine, is an old tale:

Self-aggrandizing soldier recounts war atrocities. Media outlets disseminate soldier’s tales uncritically. Military folks smell a rat and poke holes in tales too good (or rather, bad) to be true. Soldier’s ideological sponsors blame the messengers for exposing anti-war fraud.

Beauchamp belongs in the same ward as John F. Kerry, the original infectious agent of the toxic American disease known as Winter Soldier Syndrome. The ward is filling up.

U.S. military investigators concluded this week that Beauchamp concocted allegations of troop misconduct in a series of essays for The New Republic.“The investigation is complete and the allegations from PVT Beauchamp are false,” Major Steven Lamb, a spokesman for Multi National Division-Baghdad, told USA Today. The New Republic is standing by Beauchamp’s work. But Michael Goldfarb, online editor and blogger at The Weekly Standard who first challenged Beauchamp’s writing, reported Monday that Beauchamp had “signed a sworn statement admitting that all three articles he published in The New Republic were exaggerations and falsehoods — fabrications containing only ‘a smidgen of truth,’ in the words of our source.”
jaime

Syracuse, NY

#3 May 8, 2008
SYRACUSE IS NOT UPSTATE PEOPLE!!!!!
Watertown area resident

United States

#4 May 8, 2008
While I respect people's right to protest what they feel is wrong, doing this at a military base is a terrible insult to the military and their families. Soldiers do not choose to fight wars, it is your elected officials. They merely carry out the directions of the people YOU put in office. If you want to make a difference, vote. If you want to protest, do that in front of the government. Have some respect for the men and women who are repeatedly putting their lives on the line for your freedoms. March to Ft Drum to pay your respect to these Soldiers and their families, not to make a political statement.
Support D Troops

Caroga Lake, NY

#5 May 8, 2008
Ready the Confrontation Management Team, boyz, because you just KNOW some of these "upstanding citizens" are going to try something stupid.
proud to be an american

New York, NY

#6 May 8, 2008
it's despicable that these anti-american pro-al-qaeda people are not arrested. they shuld be put in jail for giving aid and comfort to our enemies i bet they all support barack hussein osama. they are all guilty of treason.

“The Wise One”

Since: Sep 07

The Heart of the Heartland

#7 May 8, 2008
They should call it the hundred loser march....
A small group of trash walking along the highway...
Art Wlodarek

Darien, GA

#8 May 8, 2008
Put all these marches in uniform and send them to to Iraq to end the war if they can. Shame on you all.

“The Wise One”

Since: Sep 07

The Heart of the Heartland

#9 May 8, 2008
I bet they'll be littering and using the bushes for their toilet...
CLS-Oregon

United States

#10 May 8, 2008
This may be one of the most profound acts of buracuracy I've seen in my lifetime.
gbwells

Three Mile Bay, NY

#11 May 9, 2008
OK, so is it the goal of this march to show the soldiers that putting theirs lives on the line is worthless? The soldiers are not the ones who decide to go to these wars...and yet this march's destination is one where thousands of young men and women leave this country to go fight - because they are told to. They do not have the choice....it is their job. So the message of this march is supposed to be sent to the "American people"...but it seems to be directed and the young people who are giving their lives for all of us to be able to have the freedom of speech. I say - have your demonstration - that is cool - but DON"T march to Ft. Drum! These people NEED our support! The folks that decide to go to war or decide to pull out - THEY are the ones who need to be approached -not the 18 year olds who are just doing their job!
red

Junction City, KS

#12 May 9, 2008
Oh my God are they going to BE on post??? What the hell?
kimatalks

Rochester, NY

#13 May 9, 2008
red wrote:
Oh my God are they going to BE on post??? What the hell?
Yes, sadly. But the soldiers there will take the abuse and continue on. Ft. Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division: See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_Mountain_Di... (United_States)
The soldiers there are deployed often and deserve respect, not protests. My brother was part of that division, so I know.../
kimatalks

Rochester, NY

#14 May 9, 2008
p.s. For those not familiar in this day, rent the movie Black Hawk Down. It's dramatized to an extent, but pretty accurate regarding the timeline and events that occurred. The 10th Mountain was involved. Otherwise, the events leading up to that were even more heartbreaking, but wouldn't make a good movie I guess. My brother was forever changed by the suffering and despair he witnessed there before this battle. He couldn't even save a stray dog he grew attached to. It's a different world there folks and you should kiss the ground our soldiers walk on for keeping you safe from it!

Since: Apr 08

Webster, NY

#15 May 9, 2008
proud to be an american wrote:
it's despicable that these anti-american pro-al-qaeda people are not arrested. they shuld be put in jail for giving aid and comfort to our enemies i bet they all support barack hussein osama. they are all guilty of treason.
There is no such organisation as Al-Qaeda.

Nazi Germany called and they want you back.

Seeing as you are just a chicken hawk I'll bet you and your family have a great biomass to fuel ratio. We need your "sacrifice" to save America.
Make America proud and become biodiesel.
Miles Manchester

Brooklyn, NY

#17 May 13, 2008
Has there ever been a time when so many retired US military officers have spoken out publicly in opposition to a war? If you are still in support of this war, please read what these people have said and written.

Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Lt. Gen. William Odom, Maj. Gen. John Batiste, Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, Gen. Wesley Clark, Adm. William Crowe, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, Army Maj. Gen. John Riggs, Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, General Paul Eaton, Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack,
Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, Col. David Hackworth, Smedley Butler
TME

AOL

#18 May 15, 2008
From what I read, it's supposed to be a PEACE march... I guess we will see.... Ive never seen a peace march that was totally peaceful in my husbands 18 years of service...
-Ft Drum, NY

“The Wise One”

Since: Sep 07

The Heart of the Heartland

#19 May 15, 2008
Miles Manchester wrote:
Has there ever been a time when so many retired US military officers have spoken out publicly in opposition to a war? If you are still in support of this war, please read what these people have said and written.
Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Lt. Gen. William Odom, Maj. Gen. John Batiste, Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, Gen. Wesley Clark, Adm. William Crowe, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, Army Maj. Gen. John Riggs, Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, General Paul Eaton, Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack,
Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, Col. David Hackworth, Smedley Butler
Thanks for the list of losers.....
Cooter

Kearny, NJ

#20 May 15, 2008
Miles Manchester wrote:
Has there ever been a time when so many retired US military officers have spoken out publicly in opposition to a war? If you are still in support of this war, please read what these people have said and written.
Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Lt. Gen. William Odom, Maj. Gen. John Batiste, Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, Gen. Wesley Clark, Adm. William Crowe, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, Army Maj. Gen. John Riggs, Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, General Paul Eaton, Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack,
Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, Col. David Hackworth, Smedley Butler
Ya, thanks for the list of communist losers.
Miles Manchester

Brooklyn, NY

#21 May 15, 2008
To mrbobf and Cooter, I suggest you do a little research and add up the Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars, Silver Stars and other citations awarded to the people on this list. Why don't you start out by checking out Col. David Hackworth?

Communists/losers - I don't think so.

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