We guess seeing all these American flags must have triggered some students. Frankly, we’re surprised they didn’t burn them.
A 9/11 memorial at the California college President Obama attended for two years was destroyed over the weekend by vandals critical of the Iraqi War.
The Republican club at Occidental College planted 2,997 American flags on the school’s quad on Saturday in tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago.
But just hours later, the club says that vandals ‘crushed, snapped and threw in the garbage every single flag’.
Critical of the Iraq war? Today’s college students were likely somewhere between kindergarten and third grade when the Iraq war began. Time to move on, kids.
Posters were also taped near the former display, drawing attention to the ‘1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do’.
The estimate of Iraqi deaths is based on an Opinion Research Business survey that has been widely criticized for its methodology. Most other surveys estimate that the death total is between 100,000 to 200,000, with a few estimating as high as 600,000.
The group banded together overnight to put the display back up, but they say they caught people trying to destroy the display yet again Sunday morning as a few students stood guard.