Saturday, February 09, 2008

So small a spirit

The intention of this post is to highlight the immorality, and the lack of virtue, amongst many loud voices in the anti-war left. If you truly thought someone was a baby killer, you would want them out of your city. If they offered your city $2.3M to let them remain, so that they could continue killing babies, you would say "F you! Get out!"

The Berkeley (CA) City Council is trying to drive a Marine Corps Recruiting Office out of the city. Berkeley residents stage daily protests at the Marine Corps Recruiting Office. The City Council in action:

Berkeley Surrenders to the US Marines
NBC reports, "as six Republican senators devised a plan to yank $2.3 million in federal funding for Berkeley programs, the mayor of the famously liberal city apologized Wednesday for his hard stance against a Marine recruiting center. Two City Council members vowed to soften their stance as well."
"Subtly stated in the resolution is perhaps an impugning of the soldiers fighting for us in Iraq and other places," Berkeley City Councilman Laurie Capitelli. "And that was never the intention but that really needs to be cleared up. As I walked to my car that night I realized I regretted it and I had made a mistake."
'Never had the intention ... regretted ... impugning' ... never have such big words been placed at the service of so small a spirit [Greg's note: Amen, brother]. Now we know how much principles are worth. In this case they are worth 2.3 million dollars. They shouldn't bother to offer their hand in apology. It would be better to wash it.
I can't figure out if the Berkeley City Council really believes Marines are baby killers; or if they really do not believe Marines are baby killers, and are simply using that language as a method of bashing Bush, Republicans, Conservatives, et al.

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