Without specifically drawing those historical comparisons that give the Far Right conniptions (you know – the folks who turn scarlet with outrage when torture procedures are called Hitleresque, but who trip over themselves to be the first to label an angry, grieving mother “treasonous”), does this kind of thing frighten you like it frightens me?
(Excerpt) The American Legion, which has 2.7 million members, has declared war on antiwar protestors, and the media could be next. Speaking at its national convention in Honolulu, the group’s national commander called for an end to all “public protests” and “media events” against the war, constitutional protections be damned.
“The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples,” Thomas Cadmus, national commander, told delegates at the group’s national convention in Honolulu.
The delegates vowed to use whatever means necessary to “ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism.”