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Are Some Maryland Public Schools Too Good for the U.S. Military?

8:04 AM, Nov 1, 2005 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Today's Washington Post has an article on a campaign to restrict military recruiting in Maryland public schools. The anti-military group Leave My Child Alone, based in San Francisco, is aiding the effort, particularly those in liberal Montgomery County, and the national PTA is getting into the act. A brief visit to the website, leavemychildalone.org, will quickly reveal the group's politics and national agenda.

Of course, it's a good bet that many Montgomery County residents agitating against the recruiters supported President Clinton's actions in Kosovo, for example, or wished he had done something to stop the genocide in Rwanda where 800,000 were slaughtered. Who do they believe stopped Milosevic's ethnic cleansing in Kosovo or could have intervened to save lives in Rwanda -- the Montgomery County School Board or the local PTA?