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A Tasteless Display

Students at the University of Chicago staged an unseemly stunt to protest on-campus military recruiters. Their military targets, incidentally, never showed. From the Chicago Maroon:

The protesters, made up as corpses with fake blood on their faces and clothes in order to ‘make immediate’ the casualties in Iraq, distributed pamphlets with graphic pictures of torture and death and invited passers-by to put on similar shirts in a show of support.
They also set up a mock recruitment board ‘for the dead’ with a roster of the soldiers killed in Iraq and spaces beneath for students to sign up to become ‘one of the dead.’

I’d wonder how many of these students would still insist, if challenged, that they “support the troops”?

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