After two previous failed attempts (on Feb. 25 and Mar. 4) to pass an anti-war resolution, the USC Student Senate formally denounced a war with Iraq yesterday, approving the resolution by a vote of 8.5 to 4.5 to 2.5. (Don’t ask about the half-votes. It doesn’t make sense to me either. I think maybe it has something to do with Cameroon.)
The Bush Administration, naturally, is shaking in its boots, and war plans are grinding to a halt, since USC Student Senate approval was necessary for any military action to take place.
In other news, humor blog ScrappleFace reports that the Los Angeles City Council has followed up its antiwar resolution with a resolution opposing crime in Los Angeles. “Once we realized that we had the power to affect global policy, we decided to apply it to our own situation,” said one city council member. “The criminals and gangs of L.A. now know that we oppose such behavior. That ought to take care of it.” Hehe.