Recounting imperial atrocities in the Middle East and the rise of the neoconservative movement, vocal critic of the Iraq war and British member of Parliament George Galloway spoke to a crowd of 1,000 Sunday at the Memorial Union Theater. Despite the absence of a key speaker, actress Jane Fonda, Galloway invigorated the largely anti-war crowd.But
Roughly 25 protesters chanted and waved signs bearing the mantras, "U.S.A.!" and "We Support the Troops." Erica Christenson, First Vice-Chair of the College Republicans, declined to comment, complaining of unfair media portrayal.A smear campaign seemed to be gathering pace at the weekend but it seems to be petering out now.
"We love [the troops], too. We love them so much we don't want them either killing or being killed anymore," Galloway said. "It's because we love our armed forces that we say it's time to bring them home."