March 23, 2007

Denver Area Students Skip School, Protest Iraq War

A few hundred students kipping class to protest Iraq (pssssst--the big demonstrations were last weekend, kids):
A couple hundred students from metro-area high schools skipped classes Thursday to gather at the state Capitol to protest the Iraq war.

The students met at the Auraria Campus at 10 a.m., then marched to the west steps of the Capitol, where an hour later they decried the U.S. presence in Iraq, saying that the money spent on the war should be used to fund schools and college scholarships.

"By walking out, we have taken the initiative to get noticed," said 17-year-old Lalito Pacheco, a student at Thornton High School.

The students, some of whom were middle-schoolers, held signs while they cheered on the speakers. Some signs read, "Books not guns," "Impeach Bush" and "They have money for war but they can't educate the poor."
Quote of the day, courtesy of the local moonbat vocational academy:
"It's an imperialist war based on manifest destiny," said Julio Tapia, a student at Emily Griffith Opportunity school.

1 Comments:

Anonymous piboulder said...

This is the same stuff they were pulling more than 30 years ago, during Vietnam. Back then the slogan was "It'll be a great day when the schools get all the money they need and the military has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."

Back then they had a point. Now the situation is different and it does not call for the same prescription.

Sat Mar 24, 01:58:00 AM  

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