Moreover, the local government has encouraged a protest group to hound the troops until they leave.
Baghdad? Mosul? Fallujah?
No. Try Berkeley.
The city council in the infamously liberal San Francisco-area enclave has voted 6-3 to tell the U.S. Marines that their recruiting station there is not welcome.
And the council urged radical leftist organization Code Pink to, as one news report put it, "impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting in front of the station."
The council even voted to give the protestors their own parking spot in front of the station.
This is how much they hate the military that helps keep them free and safe.
"I believe in the Code Pink cause," Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates announced after the votes. "The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave."
The complaint asking the city to tell the Marines to leave -- and to investigate sexual orientation discrimination against the Marines for the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuality -- was brought by the city's Peace and Justice commission -- apparently an arm of the Department of Telling Your Neighbor How to Live.
Code Pink, says one news report, also is circulating petitions for a ballot initiative "that would make it more difficult to open military recruiting offices near homes, parks, schools, churches libraries or health clinics."
Hey, why not include child molesters? Aren't they almost as bad as Marines?
Probably not, in the Bay area.
Hmm. Maybe they're right. Maybe we should bring our troops home.