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46. Here is the reference in todays NYT

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 administrations 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 Im concerned, Mr. Sparling said.

Another counterprotester, Larry Stark, 71, a retired Navy officer who fought in Vietnam for five years and was a prisoner of war, said, We never lost a battle in Vietnam but we lost the war, and the same is going to be true in Iraq if these protesters have their way.

The protesters on Saturday were undermining troop morale, Mr. Stark said, and increasing the likelihood of a premature withdrawal.

Its like we never learn from the past, he said.

Protest Focuses on Iraq Troop Increase
Sarah Abruzzese and Suevon Lee contributed reporting
Published: January 28, 2007
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  -I was interviewed by a NY Times reporter at the march today proud2Blib  Jan-27-07 09:40 PM   #0 
  - I think she's full of shit  Proud2BAmurkin   Jan-27-07 09:41 PM   #1 
  - I don't know why she asked that  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:44 PM   #6 
  - She wants a response to validate her question.  philosophie_en_rose   Jan-27-07 09:47 PM   #11 
  - She said she had seen this soldier being spit on.  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:53 PM   #17 
     - Could have been anyone spitting -- like a Phelps supporter.  philosophie_en_rose   Jan-27-07 09:56 PM   #22 
     - If true, it would have been a neocon fifth-columnist. Petty you didn't say to her,  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jan-28-07 05:40 PM   #61 
     - You should have grabbed her and demanded  annabanana   Jan-28-07 07:54 AM   #48 
  - She may have been told  blue cat   Jan-27-07 10:07 PM   #29 
  - Doesn't sound like an NYT reporter--did you get her name?  coffeenap   Jan-27-07 09:42 PM   #2 
  - No I didn't get her name but I did see her ID badge  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:45 PM   #9 
     - That is indeed bizarre. Wish we could find out who it was and  coffeenap   Jan-27-07 09:47 PM   #12 
     - Stringer.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Jan-27-07 09:55 PM   #20 
        - Likely, but stringers are registered still, right? Guess there would be  coffeenap   Jan-27-07 10:01 PM   #27 
     - my guess was going to be that she really works for the ny post. n/t  orleans   Jan-28-07 02:37 AM   #39 
     - i just googled and this is the only thing i found on google news  orleans   Jan-28-07 02:46 AM   #41 
  - I think I saw a reference to spitting in one of stories today.  Olney Blue   Jan-27-07 09:42 PM   #3 
  - I bet it was freepers spitting on the anti-war vets  devilgrrl   Jan-27-07 09:49 PM   #14 
  - I had planned on asking her that  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:54 PM   #18 
  - Yep. Everyone knows that anti-war people have no saliva.  TahitiNut   Jan-27-07 10:34 PM   #34 
     - And don't forget they're all pot smoking libruls  cui bono   Jan-28-07 02:07 AM   #37 
     - Oh, okay, so you buy the "reporter's" story then?  devilgrrl   Jan-28-07 09:10 AM   #50 
        - You're getting sarcastic with the wrong Viet Nam veteran.  TahitiNut   Jan-28-07 10:43 AM   #53 
           - Some say there were WMD's in Iraq...  devilgrrl   Jan-28-07 11:20 AM   #54 
           - Some say ...  TahitiNut   Jan-28-07 11:32 AM   #55 
              - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-28-07 11:34 AM   #56 
           - I'm really sorry  Cabcere   Jan-28-07 09:49 PM   #69 
  - Yes it is in the NY Times story  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:36 PM   #64 
  - It sounds like she was baiting  GenDem   Jan-27-07 09:43 PM   #4 
  - Yep, that's it  aaronbees   Jan-28-07 01:34 AM   #35 
  - Baiting, yes.  FogerRox   Jan-28-07 09:18 PM   #62 
  - Glad you made it to the rally!  derby378   Jan-27-07 09:44 PM   #5 
  - Sorry to hear that  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:52 PM   #16 
     - Say WHAT?!?  derby378   Jan-27-07 09:54 PM   #19 
        - It was definitely LOTS bigger than NY last April  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:58 PM   #24 
  - I hope you all had a great time.  realpolitik   Jan-27-07 09:44 PM   #7 
  - Yes it has been a great weekend  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:59 PM   #25 
  - She wasn't an ugly bitch with long blond hair and answered  Blue Fire   Jan-27-07 09:45 PM   #8 
  - That was a freeper bullshitter you ran into.  The_Casual_Observer   Jan-27-07 09:46 PM   #10 
  - Proud, this sounds like 100% bullshit  hatrack   Jan-27-07 09:48 PM   #13 
  - She had an ID badge  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 09:57 PM   #23 
  - Do you really think she was a reporter?  cynatnite   Jan-27-07 09:50 PM   #15 
  - She had an ID badge  proud2Blib   Jan-27-07 10:00 PM   #26 
     - I wonder if she witnessed a freeper spitting on a soldier or vet...  cynatnite   Jan-27-07 10:08 PM   #30 
     - I'm thinking it's another case of "Some say..."  devilgrrl   Jan-28-07 09:17 AM   #51 
     - and teenagers get into bars on fake IDs (n/t)  eShirl   Jan-27-07 10:16 PM   #31 
     - Next time take it away from her.... n/t  133724   Jan-28-07 02:42 AM   #40 
  - Did you ask her name?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jan-27-07 09:55 PM   #21 
  - Yes and I saw her badge  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:38 PM   #65 
  - Good question to ask her  blue cat   Jan-27-07 10:05 PM   #28 
  - "Well, the organizers of this March insisted we all attend Soldier Spitting Training"...  Junkdrawer   Jan-27-07 10:21 PM   #32 
  - I Attended that training & I will practice on her...  133724   Jan-28-07 02:46 AM   #42 
  - Write what you experienced in a LTTE to the Times...  Hekate   Jan-27-07 10:29 PM   #33 
  - It's in today's NY Times  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:40 PM   #67 
     - All the more reason to dispute their version of it. nt  Hekate   Jan-29-07 02:47 AM   #73 
  - Judith Miller still works for the times??!!!  nam78_two   Jan-28-07 01:40 AM   #36 
  - probably a clone  rman   Jan-28-07 12:13 PM   #57 
  - I always wondered about that  GreenZoneLT   Jan-28-07 02:32 AM   #38 
  - "stories" like that are just plain bullshit . . . the troops are the reason we protest . . .  OneBlueSky   Jan-28-07 03:58 AM   #43 
  - Protesters should spit on REPORTERS, not soldiers  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-28-07 07:23 AM   #44 
  - she's as full of shit as a christmas turkey  madokie   Jan-28-07 07:29 AM   #45 
  - Here is the reference in todays NYT  n2doc   Jan-28-07 07:34 AM   #46 
  - "never learn from the past"  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-28-07 07:51 AM   #47 
  - Sounds like  mbergen   Jan-28-07 08:28 AM   #49 
  - One other thing  n2doc   Jan-28-07 09:54 AM   #52 
  - There are assholes across the political spectrum.  TahitiNut   Jan-28-07 12:33 PM   #58 
  - I didn't say it was a lie  n2doc   Jan-28-07 02:00 PM   #59 
  - I quote: "RW spin point"  TahitiNut   Jan-28-07 02:32 PM   #60 
  - I am the DUer this reporter interviewed  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:54 PM   #70 
  - Thanks for posting this!  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:42 PM   #68 
  - Update  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:33 PM   #63 
  - Read KoKo01's thread on this guy: suspicious for "Parlockery" IMHO  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jan-28-07 09:39 PM   #66 
     - Thank you thank you thank you  proud2Blib   Jan-28-07 09:55 PM   #71 
        - I bet this is FR trickery  blogslut   Jan-28-07 10:24 PM   #72 
        - Do It Do It Do It!  n2doc   Jan-29-07 08:30 AM   #74 
  - Looks like the soldier who was 'spit on' has a history  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jan-29-07 10:03 PM   #75 

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