Thursday, December 31, 2015

Whatever Happened to Code Pink?

Remember how Code Pink used to show up everywhere George Bush went. They protested his every movement and staked out his ranch in Texas. They made a lot of noise and tried to disrupt his speeches and public events. The news media was regularly assigned to follow their movements. Have you heard anything about them lately? Code Pink has not been in the news very much since George Bush left office. What happened?

Under Bush, we had about 680 military deaths in Afghanistan and about 1,050 military deaths in Iraq. Code Pink had a right to howl about American military personnel getting killed. But what happened to them when Bush left office?

Because of Obama's “rules of engagement” we have lost about 1,550 military personnel in Afghanistan and about 2,220 in Iraq. Yes, that is right, Obama has gotten more than twice as many soldiers killed as Bush did in about the same amount of time. This is even worse than it sounds, considering Obama left Iraq in a lurch and lost most of the military hardware we left behind for ISIS to confiscate and use against us.

My question is what happened to Code Pink? Have you ever seen them protesting Obama? Have you ever read about them protesting Obama? Have you heard them protesting Afghanistan? Have you heard of them protesting the war or pretend war in Iraq and Syria. I have not. It is obvious they are only against war when there is a Republican president.

I looked up the Code Pink website to find out what they are doing. I found their claim to 2015 accomplishments interesting.

Their agenda includes:
  • Advocation for closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and turning the property back over to Cuba.
  • Fighting Islamophobia in the United States.
  • Exposing the corrupt relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
  • Re-establishing U. S. relations with Cuba.
  • Ginning up support for Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal.
  • Support for reunification of North and South Korea.
  • Holding war criminals accountable.

It sounds to me like Code Pink is actually a Democrat political organization, not an anti-war coalition. I did not see all their objectives, but I would not be surprised to find global warming in there somewhere. It is obvious they carry water for Obama.

No comments:

Post a Comment