Figures, Organizers Of Petraeus Protest At CUNY Include A Bunch Of Commies

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I was appalled last week when I saw video of the college students protesting General David Petraeus at CUNY. He agreed to do lectures there for $1, and this is the thanks he got. I meant to get to it, but had a busy week and it slipped my mind. “War criminal” is one of the nicer things they called him.

Classy, huh? In case you missed it, these little pests promised to keep this up for every class he teaches.

So anyway, it turns out that commie groups are among the organizers of the protest. Why am I not surprised?

Protests against General David Petraeus Monday by CUNY students were organized by an ad hoc committee that includes several Communist groups.
A leaflet for the protests, which refers to Petraeus as a “war criminal” and “mass murderer,” says that the events were organized by the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY and were endorsed by the Internationalist Group, Workers Power-US, and IGNITE.
These groups are explicitly Communist in nature. Workers Power states that it is a “revolutionary, communist organization . . . in the tradition of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky.” The Internationalist Group uses the hammer and sickle alongside its articles. IGNITE is a self-described “communist youth league.” . . .
Erick Moreno, a senior at Queens College and a member of Students Without Borders, a group that endorsed the protest, confirmed that the leaflet came from the committee, which he said serves as a “united front of student, faculty, and community organizations that are taking on the task of promoting this campaign to oust General Petraeus from CUNY as well as ROTC and military contractors from the CUNY system.” . . . (Read More)

Isn’t it ironic that Petraeus dedicated most of his life to preserving the right of these little ingrates to protest? Stacy McCain pointed out another irony:

How is it that the United States “won” the Cold War, yet anti-American Marxism is now the default doctrine of our nation’s colleges and universities?

Well, we all know how that happened, and to reiterate it all would be a bit too time consuming for a Sunday evening.