Liberal Group Says Marine Recruiters 'Traitors'

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200710/CUL20071018b.html

    Marine Recruiters 'Traitors,' Say Code Pink Protesters

    By Monisha Bansal
    CNSNews.com Staff Writer
    October 18, 2007

    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Marine Corps recruiting station in Berkeley, Calif., has become a battleground for protesters. A "pro-troop" organization rally on Wednesday was aimed at countering anti-war protesters who have been demonstrating for the last three weeks.

    Code Pink, a leftist anti-war group, began protesting the nine-month-old recruitment center on Sept. 26. The group posted signs saying "recruiters are traitors" and "recruiters lie, children die."
     
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    My first thought in hearing of a liberal group calling our men and women in uniform "traitors" is to say it takes one to know one...but considering they are the only traitors, i would be wrong.
     
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    Captain Richard Lund is the United States Marine Corps’ selection officer for the northern Bay Area. Captain Lund wrote "An Open Letter to Code Pink" after the antiwar Socialist group defaced his office in Berkeley this week:

    "...Next, scrawled across the doorway to my office, you wrote, “Recruiters are Traitors.” Please explain this one. How exactly am I a traitor? Was I a traitor when I joined the Marine Corps all those years ago? Is every Marine, therefore, a traitor? Was I a traitor during my two stints in Iraq? Was I a traitor when I was delivering humanitarian aid to the victims of the tsunami in Sumatra? Or do you only consider me a traitor while I am on this job?

    The fact is, recruitment is and always has been a part of maintaining any military organization. In fact, recruitment is a necessity of any large organization. Large corporations have employees that recruit full-time.
    Even you, I’m sure, must expend some effort to recruit for Code Pink. So what, exactly, is it that makes me a traitor? "
     

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