I hope this isn’t true

Please, someone tell me this is just a nightmare and that I’ll wake up in the morning to find that this story doesn’t exist:

Wed Aug 2005 24 21:20:05 ET

Anti-war protestors besieged wounded and disabled soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, a new web report will claim!

CNSNews.com is planning to run an expose on Thursday featuring interviews with both protestors and veterans, as well as shots of protest signs with slogans like “Maimed for a Lie.”

The conservative outlet will post video evidence of the wounded veterans being taunted by protesters, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Developing late…


I’m going to take a wait-and-see approach with this and wait for the link to be posted at CNSNEWS so I can see it for myself.  I don’t want to think crap like this happens in our country …. yes, I know that’s idealistic but hey, a gal can dream, can’t she?

Thursday morning update: Here’s the link to the story.  The link to the video is also on that page.  I’ve not had a chance to look at it because my time on the computer is limited at the moment.  I’ll check it out a little later this morning when I have some more time.

Update II: I can’t seem to pull up the video this morning – probably for the best that I can’t :(

Related:  Please help Seattle police find three men who severely beat up two Iraq war veterans.  (Before anyone asks, I should note that the crime doesn’t appear to have anything to do with disagreements about the war.) KOMO reports:

SEATTLE – Two soldiers who just returned from a year in Iraq were badly beaten in an attack outside Pioneer Square. But believe it or not, someone caught the beating on videotape. Now, police are asking for your help identifying the suspects.

The brutality of it all was captured on tape outside of Larry’s Nightclub on First and Yesler on July 31.

Police say the victims were with two women who’d been groped by the suspects. One of the women threw a hot dog at the suspects and walked away.

Police say the victims were with two women who’d been groped by the suspects. One of the women threw a hot dog at the suspects and walked away.

They didn’t get very far. The three suspects ran after them and began attacking the two men — two soldiers who’d come home from the war.

The graphic videotape shows both victims getting beaten over and over again, and then after one of the victims loses consciousness, a suspect starts stomping on his head.

Hat tip to Captain Ed, who has screen caps of the suspects posted and the contact info for the Seattle PD.

Thurs. afternoon update: A reader has informed me that a members of the DC Chapter of the Free Republic have been counter-protesting the shameless anti-war protestors at Walter Reed hospital and says these protests (and counter protests) have actually been going on for several months.  (Hat tip: Jay)

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