UPDATE: Berkeley protests against U.S. Marine Corps recruiters

UPDATE: City council members who were criticized for telling marine…

UPDATE: City council members who were criticized for telling marine recruiters they’re not welcome in Berkeley moderated their position, stating they oppose the Iraq war, but support troops. For more details on this story, click here and return back to comment.

In behavior reminiscent of 1960’s anti-war protests, city officials of Berkeley, Calif. told Marine recruiters they are no longer welcome in the city. Republican lawmakers threaten to retaliate against Berkeley’s actions by withholding about $5.3 million in federal and state dollars. “If the U.S. Marines are not good enough for Berkeley, neither are taxpayer dollars,” Said Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn in a statement. For more details on this story, click here and return back to comment.

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