Tuesday, March 20, 2007

College Democrats Hold Iraq War Vigil

This afternoon, at 6:00 p.m. in the Westown Square, the College Democrats will be having a vigil to honor the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq.

The proceedings will consist of a prayer, and the reading of the names of those who have lost their lives in the four years of the war.

Jason Rae, Chair of the group, says the purpose is “not to ask for an end to the war” and it’s not a “rally against the war.”

(Of course, the College Democrats have every right to hold an out-and-out anti-war rally if they want to.)

Could the vigil be viewed as a form of anti-war propaganda? Sure, but if so, it’s a particularly sober, responsible and respectful exercise.

What the College Democrats are doing here contrasts sharply with the gang of anti-war hoods who ramsacked an Army recruiting center on Milwaukee’s east side.

Maybe the rhetoric coming for the Marquette administration about the value of a Catholic education actually means something.

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