As Berkeley Goes, So Goes California?: Kudos to the Contra Costa Times
In its October 18 story on Code Pink v. Move America Forward, the Contra Costa Times, a rare example of quality journalism, at least reported on the real issue: the military recruiting crisis facing our nation.
The Times included in its article Department of Defense statistics that 22 Berkeley residents joined the military in FY-2001, compared with 15 in FY-2006. [Note: It is highly unlikely that such stats have anything to do with the mission of the USMC Officer Selection Office at 64 Shattuck Square.]
Similarly, 23,503 Californians enlisted in FY-2001 - the highest in the nation. In FY-2006, 2,400 fewer Californians did so and California slipped to second place behind Texas. Does that mean that Code Pink, and the Counter-Recruitment Movement, are winning, at least in California?
At least one media company is paying attention to the overall Mission. We thank the Contra Costa Times for original reporting directly related to our topic.
Photo tip to Oakland Tribune.