These soldiers are warriors for free speech and the American way.
Their response to a hateful bigot was to create a viral image that makes them world-famous* and gets them dates with hot chicks (or men if that's how they roll). Politicians, on the other hand, responded by enacting laws that allow cops to arrest legitimate funeral mourners on a pretext.
Via Chris Berez
*The last time I checked Technorati (as if anyone uses it since they borked the search functions) Popehat was the 347th most cited blog in the world.