-- A day after massive antiwar rallies attracted thousands across the nation, demonstrators gathered in Times Square and other cities today to show support for the war in Iraq.
About 600 people waved American flags and chanted, "U-S-A! U-S-A!" at Times Square.
"The entire world community has said time and again that Saddam Hussein is a danger and that he must be disarmed," said former Jersey City mayor Bret Schundler. "But it is the United States and the coalition of the willing which has finally been willing to stand up and say, 'What must be done, let it be done now.' "
On Saturday, a throng 30 city blocks long had marched down Broadway to oppose the war. Organizers put the crowd at 250,000; police said it was 125,000. Police said 91 people were arrested, and 16 officers were hospitalized after they were sprayed with an unknown substance.
Near Richmond today, police said more than 5,000 people showed up to support the war -- something veteran Terry Steer, 55, said troops could have used during Vietnam.
"I'm here to support the troops because I know what it was like when people didn't," said Steer, who fought in the 1968 Tet Offensive with the Army's 1st Air Calvary Division.