Three Monkeys, Three Typewriters, Two Days

May 5, 2003

College students will protest the oddest things

For a while now, there's been this tent in the middle of the quad here with a bunch of bricks spelling out "No Occupation." Seems that the "moral" thing for the U.S. to do would be to immediately pull all troops out of Iraq and let the infrastructure, civil service, police force, etc. just somehow rebuild themselves. I bet the looters would be ecstatic. As would the dictator who would manage to gain control of enough support to put himself in power.

Some people's inability to think through the implications of their pat slogans is astounding. Especially when you consider that this is one of the premier institutions of higher education in the United States, with a strong humanities core curriculum that includes numerous history classes. You'd think people would have learned something in those classes....

Posted by bzbarsky at May 5, 2003 4:53 PM