Lafayette "War Memorial" Dishonors the Dead
Looks like Bay Area Moonbats are up to their old tricks again, erecting false "war memorials" in an attempt to use U.S. casualties in Iraq to undermine the war. As always, they do so under the guise of paying respect to the dead, when in fact, what they're doing dishonors our fallen soldiers and their families.
This time around, the sleepy suburb of Lafayette, home to a fair amount of military families and veterans, is the locale for a mock war memorial called "The Crosses of Lafayette." It consists of a large sign keeping count of U.S. casualties in Iraq, accompanied by a hillside of mock graves topped with crosses and for the politically-correct, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and gay symbols as well.
Set up by anti-war activist Jeff Heaton, the mock memorial sits on a hillside directly across from the Lafayette BART station and the Highway 24 corridor, where commuters can't miss it. Being on private property shields the installation from the considerable public opposition in the community, but Lafayette city officials have said that the large sign violates the municipal code and must be taken down. So far, Heaton has refused to comply and the outcome of a Lafayette City Council meeting on the subject remains to be seen.
As usual, the indispensable anonymous photo-journalist known only as Zombie is on the job, with photos and a detailed report titled, The Lafayette Mock War Memorial aka "The Crosses of Lafayette."
If there's anything that can be learned from this episode, it's that the sudden concern for the welfare of American soldiers being shown by anti-war activists such as Heaton is nothing more than a cold-hearted and shameless publicity stunt. This isn't a war memorial, it's a political statement.
Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.