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It's a tradition dating back to the Vietnam era: talk of war in America is always accompanied by anti-war protests. The undisputed capital of presenting "the other side" of the debate with demonstrative dissent is Berkeley, Calif.

But the first attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor - and the worst act of terrorism in history - has left the residents of this famously independent-minded city divided over what "the other side" is, and whether it makes sense to support it.

"Berkeley will always be a liberal city and it will always be a place where you hear debate, where you will hear dissent and both sides of an issue," Mayor Shirley Dean, often viewed as a conservative by some of her more left-wing constituents, said. "That's one of the great things about Berkeley. It's also one of the challenges about Berkeley."

On Tuesday night, the city council narrowly passed a resolution that urged the government to end the military actions in Afghanistan. The vote split along ideological lines. The council's five-member leftist majority voted for the resolution. The four centrist members abstained.

A recent poll in the Daily Californian, the University of California at Berkeley's student newspaper, found that 68 percent of the campus opposed military action, with 31 percent either supporting it or not certain. This number is out of step with the rest of America. A recent Newsweek poll revealed that 89 percent of people support military action, with only 11 percent opposed to or unsure about it.

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Berkeley is like a "Land of the Lost." It's full of 60s era DINOSAURS. :)

So 68% of Berkeley's students are opposed to military action? Can you say OUT OF TOUCH? Of course many liberals JUST DON'T GET IT!

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