Times Square was packed to bursting on Wednesday as over 10,000 people showed up to protest the nuclear deal with Iran. The crowd, which spanned six blocks, heard speeches from a Presidential candidate, a former CIA director, an ex-Congressman, and more.
Mortimer Zuckerman, Daily News Publisher and Chairman, was first to speak. “We have to stop the suicidal agreement that permits Iran to keep a nuclear infrastructure! We have to stop a terrorist state going nuclear when even now it menaces its neighbors.”
While a surprising number of mainstream media outlets refused (or were afraid to) cover the event, we don’t think a protest over 10,000 strong deserves to be hidden.
Throughout the crowd were signs calling on Senator Chuck Schumer to lead Democrats in fighting the nuclear deal. As it stands, Congress has 60 days to review the controversial agreement between Iran and 6 world powers.
Caroline Glick, columnist for the Jerusalem Post, begged Schumer and other Democratic Representatives to act: “You know what to do, unless you have no honor and no shame…You will not only vote against this deal, you will talk to all of your friends in the Democratic Party…you will tell them you can claim to care about the security of the United States of America and support this deal.”
Monica Crowley of Fox News put even more responsibility on Schumer, singling him out during her fiery speech. “Everybody who’s here tonight in Times Square wants to save Western Civilization before it’s too late,” she said. “Never again! Seventy years after the Holocaust, have we forgotten already?”
According to ex-Congressman and former Army paratrooper Allen West, simply sitting at the table with Iran is a message of surrender.
“When Iran stands up and they chant death to America all we need to say is you first! What message are we sending when we sit down with the number one state-sponsor of terrorism? What message are we sending when we sit down with a country that is holding four Americans hostage? It’s no different from the last time we had a weakling in the White House, when we had 53 Americans being held hostage… It’s not the message we sent to Britain 239 years ago… What type of commander in chief do you have?”
His patriotic speech was met with thunderous applause.