Why in the hell?
You know, it's stuff like this that really makes me wonder sometimes. It's almost like these people sat down and said, "let's do something as asinine and polarizing as possible that will allow right wing pundits to raise hell over something essentially unimportant and nonbinding."
"Hey, I know!" Says another, "We can insult the Marine Corps, one of the most respected organizations in the whole world."
"I love it! Let's roll!"
Stupid ass hippies.