Berkeley Backs Down:
After a day of enraged confrontation outside Berkeley City Hall between anti-war and pro-military [sic] demonstrators, the City Council backed down early Wednesday from its controversial decision to tell the U.S. Marines they are "unwelcome intruders" for operating a downtown recruiting center.You're damned right, Gordon!
Council members conceded [sic] that they had erred [sic] in passing a resolution Jan. 29 that condemned the Marines - rather than the war in Iraq - and some council members added that they felt they owed U.S. troops an apology as well the many Berkeley residents who were ashamed and offended by their position.
"To err is human but to really screw up it takes the Berkeley City Council," said council member Gordon Wozniak. "We failed [sic] our city. We embarrassed [sic] our city."
You failed your city by backing down.
You embarrassed your city by abandoning the truth: the truth about this war, the truth about this country, and the truth about the recruiters who lie to our kids in order suck them into this mass madness we call "bringing democracy to the world".
You have failed and embarrassed your city by bowing to evil, and you yourself have become criminally complicit in crimes against humanity.
As for the "Berkeley residents who were ashamed and offended", they bloody well should be!
... not by the actions of their city council, but by their own murderous ignorance!!
In the end, however, the council voted against issuing a public apology for its January action.In other words, the unwelcome intruders can remain, but we won't apologize for calling them unwelcome intruders.
If this is the best America can do, it's over.
Actually, it was over a long time ago.