Not everyone is as war-crazy as the gays today, certainly not these American veterans:
There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.
Washington Police arrested 135 of the protesters, in what is being called the largest mass detention in recent years. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who used to provide the president's daily briefings, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the government's Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, and Chris Hedges, former war correspondent for the New York Times.
No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. It was blacked out of the New York Times, blacked out of the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked out in the Los Angeles Times, blacked out of the Wall Street Journal, and even blacked out of the capital's local daily, the Washington Post, which apparently didn't even think it was a local story worth publishing.
Right next to all the stories today about DADT being repealed was the more routine news that the House approved millions more (without debate) for the endless foreign wars for oil. Pay attention people. Is it really that hard to make these connections? Go fight your war. Go kill some people. But let's be honest. This is not your civil rights battle. They need bodies, y'all, and queer bodies will do in a pinch.