Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Berkeley - Wisely Reconsiders

Berkeley's City Council held a late night session to discuss earlier calls to banish the United States Marines recruitment office in their city.

To their credit, they realized opposing the war (which is everyone's right) should not reflect on the honor and support of the men and women in uniform.

Here's the whole story: Berkeley Eases Anti -Marines Stance

After a marathon session that stretched into early Wednesday, the council decided against sending the letter, saying it recognizes recruiters' right to be in Berkeley. The council members say they still strongly oppose the war and the recruitment of young people, but "deeply respect and support" the men and women of the armed forces.

I don't think this is the end of the issue. Code Pink still has their parking pass directly in front of the recruitment center (granted by the City Council) along with a protest permit.

Let's continue to support our troops. I just had a nephew (U.S. Marines) and niece (U.S. Air Force) enter the services this week.

UPDATE: Here's a cool picture. One of a lady with contact lens with the American Flag on them.

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