Summerfest stops the virtual killing at its lakefront festival

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Chalk up one small victory for the antiwar movement and common sense. The Journal Sentinel reports:

At the request of Summerfest officials, the U.S. Army on Tuesday removed a virtual urban warfare game that allowed fest-goers as young as 13 to hop into a Humvee simulator and fire machine guns at life-size people on a computer screen.

Peace Action-Wisconsin began a campaign on Tuesday to shut down the "game," asking people to call Summerfest to complain. It didn't even take a whole day to get results.

Congrats to Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, blogger Michael Mathias and everyone who got involved and made a phone call.

As background, yesterday's post on the subject.