The Washington Post paints a different picture. It appears America was well-represented after all. And the anti-America left was given a bit of its own medicine:
The New York Times reported those thousands of brave counterdemonstrators as numbering "several hundred," which speaks to the reliability of the rabidly liberal and anti-American bias of the Times.
4 Years After Start of War, Anger Reigns
Demonstrators Brave Cold to Carry Message to Pentagon, as Counter-Protesters Battle Back
By Steve Vogel and Michael Alison Chandler, Washington Post Staff Writers
Thousands of demonstrators protesting the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq marched on the Pentagon yesterday, jeered along the way by large numbers of angry counter-protesters.
Organizers billed the antiwar rally as marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 march on the Pentagon. At times, verbal clashes during the cold and blustery day demonstrated that the bitter divisions of four decades ago sparked by Vietnam are very much alive in the debate over Iraq.
Much of the passion yesterday was supplied by thousands of counter-demonstrators, many of them veterans who mobilized from across the country to gather around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Some said they came in response to appeals on the Internet to protect the Wall against what they feared would be acts of vandalism; no such acts were reported.
Some counter-protesters yelled obscenities and mocked the marchers as traitors.
The counter-demonstrators ringed the Lincoln Memorial and continued along portions of Arlington Memorial Bridge. "You've got no pride and no honor," yelled Kenneth Murphy, a Vietnam veteran from North Carolina.
When marchers reached the Virginia side of the bridge, they were greeted by more protesters at the traffic circle in front of Arlington National Cemetery, along with a banner that read in part: "You dishonor our dead on Hallowed ground." (link)
A Gathering of Eagles indeed. It is reported here that the number of patriots who turned out in the bitter cold to voice their support for their country came to 30,000.
We're proud of you beyond words. America salutes you.
* Actually it was anti-capitalist scum, but most of those sucked into the anti-America demonstration were ignorant of the fact.