It seems the editor who wrote the sub-headline on the story was struggling to retain whatever journalistic impartiality he could muster. In the end, his effort wasn’t very successful.
The first “tell” was the implication that “members of the peace vigil, supporters of U.S. troops” are mutually exclusive categories.
I hail from a proud military tradition that includes both a grandfather wounded in combat behind enemy lines and a young cousin currently serving in Iraq.
One of the main motivations for my activism is my ever-increasing horror at how the current administration has treated not only our men and women in uniform (ignoring military experts about troop levels, denying crucial equipment to our soldiers and using unconscionable “stop loss” policies to save political face by avoiding a draft) but also our returning veterans (as evidenced by appalling conditions at Walter Reed and the Department of Defense playing games with denial of and/or slashing of benefits).