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Monday, March 06, 2006

Some Good News!

From MaryAnn at Soldiers' Angels Germany:

"It's official; we're good to go. Stefan picked up the permits today.


Support Our Troops in Ramstein March 11

We're on!

Here's the information for the Support the Troops event countering Cindy's anti-military, anti-victory, anti-German/American partnership protest in Germany:
Saturday, March 11, 200612:00 - 16:00Ramstein Airbase, West Gate (at the roundabout)
Please send an email
here to let us know you're coming and to receive further updates.
More to follow.

Update:

From our friend Ray at David's Medienkritik in Germany:

Cindy Sheehan will be in Germany this upcoming weekend to spread her message of retreat and defeat as she marches from a church in Landstuhl (a town where wounded American soldiers are treated) to a location outside Ramstein Airbase where she plans to set up another "Camp Casey."
But not everyone is planning to sit around and silently watch the German media fawn and drool over Ms. Sheehan. Several groups are organizing a peaceful counter demonstration to support American and Coalition soldiers and victory in Iraq. We strongly encourage all of our readers in Germany and surrounding areas to converge on Ramstein this Saturday to take part! "

-- Soldiers' Angels Germany
www.soldiersangelsgermany.org

I so wish I could be with there...can I send a sign?


Also ~

Supreme Court Rules Against Schools in Military Recruiting Case
Monday, March 06, 2006

"All eight sitting justices who heard oral arguments in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR) last December rejected the schools' argument that being forced to allow the recruiters on campus violated their First Amendment rights."

"Students and faculty are free to associate to voice their disapproval of the military's message," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts. "Recruiters are, by definition, outsiders who come onto campus for the limited purpose of trying to hire students — not to become members of the school's expressive association."

(h/t to Pam over at Iraq War News)

I'm so glad the Supreme Court ruled this way.

If you don't want to talk to a Recruiter, don't. But why should others, who may want to, be shut out from doing so because you don't agree with the policy on homosexuality. Which by the way is NOT policy set by the Military, but by The Hillsitters. Take it to The Hill!

Try doing some research on the issues that get your knickers in a knot. And while you're at it, look up the definition of tolerance and learn something.