MY COLLEAGUE BOB LLOYD attended the pro-troops protests in Washington yesterday, and just got back this morning. Here are some pictures he took, with his captions:


“This is Margaret Johnson, holding a picture of her son, Captain
Christopher Johnson, an Army helicopter pilot killed in action in Iraq.”


“This Sophia Gilsdorf and Sherri Francescan, both of whose husbands are Marine Lieutenants serving in Iraq.”


“Here are some of the people who lost sons, husbands and brothers. The speaker is a Texas firefighter whose twin brother was killed.”

Presumably, Maureen Dowd would accord all these people, who support the war, “absolute moral authority,” too. Right?