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Code Pink Denounces Obama Afghan Plan

From a press release from the professional protesters (and paid Chavez stooges at Code Pink:

CODEPINK denounces Obama plan for Afghanistan

Calls for reallocation of war funds in American needs, rapid withdrawal, diplomacy

WASHINGTON — At a time of sky-high unemployment, rising cost of living and lower wages, and outrageous corporate bail-outs and bonuses, CODEPINK Women for Peace condemns President Obama’s announced plan today on Afghanistan, which will continue to drain billions from on our economy, further destabilize the Middle East and Central Asia, and threaten worldwide security. CODEPINK calls for a reallocation of war funds into the needs of the American people: health care, education and infrastructure, a rapid withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the closing of bases, and tireless diplomatic engagement with Afghan and Pakistan governments.

The strategy, which calls for an increase of 4,000 combat troops and spending 60 percent more than current levels of $2 billion per month, will fuel the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, increasing their numbers. It will also lead to more civilian deaths — in 2008, amid U.S. military operations, civilian casualties climbed 40 percent. In addition, the planned American civilian official and corporate private contractor "surge" of more than 900 will further alienate Afghans, who increasingly view the U.S. as an occupying force, lead to greater insurgent activity and decrease security, while boosting American corporate profits.

"Sending more Americans to kill and die in a quagmire in Afghanistan is a tragic mistake," said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK. "Obama needs to live up to his promise of change by reversing course — focusing on negotiations and bringing our troops home."

Americans do no want, nor can they afford, another war without end. A USA Today/Gallup Poll earlier this month found 42 percent of Americans felt the Afghanistan war was "a mistake," an increase of 30 percent earlier this year and 34 percent in August 2008. The six-year Iraq War has cost the U.S. $600 billion.

Anger and resistance to escalated occupation in Afghanistan has begun to brew in Congress, as last week, 14 House Republicans and Democrats sent Obama a letter urging him to "reconsider" his order deploying 17,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan, and that "any perceived military success in Afghanistan might create pressure to increase military activity in Pakistan. This could very well lead to dangerous destabilization in the region and would increase hostility toward the United States."

In typical fashion, Sarah Benjamin gets even the basic facts wrong.

As we have previously noted, these are not combat troops.

They are “military trainers.”

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Code Pink Denounces Obama Afghan Plan”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Code Stink??
    AAAh……mmmmm…..er……aahh…..what America can’t afford is the likes of you skank babes uglying up the battlefield. Please go home to the trailer park you crawled out from underneath and “SHUT THE **** UP”!!!

    You jerks just don’t get it!!
    Your eyes are wide shut and the lights are off.

    • CIV says:

      OK, now you’ve smeared all Americans living in trailer parks. I doubt very much any of these Pinkies have ever been near a trailer park, much less in one.

    • catie says:

      I agree when I married my husband we lived in the Fort Stewart Trailer Park in a Trailer he had purchased when he was a 19 y/o PFC and we lived in it for the first two years of our marriage and when we sold it, he was a 30 y/o CPT.
      Most of these women are trust fund babies. That Medea Benjamin is extremely wealthy. How else do they pay to go around the country. I have a friend who is a flight attendant at American Airlines. She’s one of the first class stewies and she had had that whole crew frequently on her SFO to IAD many times. She said they’re nasty and demanding and rude to the other passengers especially military members who have been bumped up by the airline as a courtesy.
      These people are just so sad. As others have said, imagine they good they could do. I doubt they want to do good though, not enough press in it.
      On a final note, it’s too bad that they’ve destroyed the color pink.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “…..the trailer park you crawled out from underneath……”

      I didn’t slander Americans living in trailer parks, ok?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I didn’t mean to hurt anyone….it’s just……I think I have Code Pink on the bottom of my shoe and it won’t scrap off !!

    • catie says:

      Well perhaps that wasn’t the intent just like it wasn’t Obambi’s intent to slander those who are in the Special Olympics but I get tired of being told to “lighten up”.

  2. untrainable says:

    It would seem that CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN is just CHANGING the name of the conflict from :THE WAR ON TERROR” to the “OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION” (From the Obama approved NewSpeak Dictionary Volume 1 originally printed in 1984)

    Why can’t the Code Punkers be satisfied. The War on Terror is over, just like Obie said. There is no war, just an OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION. How can they object to that??

  3. WhySoSerious says:

    You know it must frost them something awful that they aren’t in the media spotlight anymore after years of enjoying massive amounts of press attention. The same goes for all of the extreme left wing groups. I love watching them scramble to become relevant again all in the face of their savior. It provides good entertainment and a temporary humorous distraction while O-boy and his people destroy the American economy.

  4. David says:

    Bet she won’t put her ugly ketchup hands in front of Clinton’s face. Clintons knows how to “take care of people” doesn’t matter if their pink or Brown.

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    I am in full agreement with untrainable…there is no war! Shut up, you have been regulated to the dungheap of obscurity, your efforts to get Obama elected were appreciated, and you are no longer relevant. Everyone voted for him on one promise or another, and everyone is learning that they have been taken to the cleaners! Code Pink’s douchebags will have to ramp things up to get media attention now, like a mass suicide in Times Square or something…they dont have any more media support…Bush lied, Code Pink died…..The irony is delicious. Ketchup hands thrust in Hillary’s face will result in very real blood eminating from your facial orafices in short order…..so just go home, or move in with Hugo, or Kim Jung, or Hamas, or someone who will at least notice you…..ha! Too bad, you morons! No more war! You won! what’s yer problem?

    • dulcimergrl says:

      Awww, their widdle tiny feewings are hurt! No one’s paying attention to them anymore! And whatever happened to your namesake, the snag, SJ?

    • Kilmeny says:

      Honestly, these bimbos are just NEVER happy, are they?

    • sheehanjihad says:

      DGrl….the Snag has dropped of the radar, but I suspect that once she sees that you dont go to prison yet for being critical of the Obo administration, she will pop her stupidity up as soon as she can get her tens of followers to mop up their drool after seeing another MSM accolade for Obo. She is sorely missed though, being stupid used to pay huge dividends, so once her medication runs out, she will be back….with whatever cause d’jour she comes up with, and we can delight in seeing how a human being can revert to neanderthal mentality and still breathe. As for code pink? They are still stinging from not being allowed to do anything they used to….the press isnt cooperating, and they cant seem to get those gallery passes anymore up on capitol hill. What is heartening is the upcoming tea parties are going to steal her thunder, and she will also have to reinvent herself. Or move to another, less hostile country. She wont. She knows she has it made here. So does the Snag. That is the irony of these appallingly ignorant bagges d’ douche. (french!) They would be executed in every country they “support”. Thus, they stay here, and scream “look at me! look at me!” like the grade school dorks they are.

  6. RedDot says:

    I’ve been waiting for these pacifists all day. I doubt the MSM will give them much play, since Code Pink is now against their boy. I gotta hand it to them, at least they have principles – more than most Libs can say. But the phone won’t be ringing nearly as much for them anymore.

  7. canary says:

    heh heh. And they voted for Obama. We just the pinkies to hold hands, form a circle a safe distance around that small 5% terrorist cest pool, (so the pinkies can really save lifes) Give a little warning, and check anyone that trys to break the arm chain. Then drop pink bombs, save $, lives, and show the evil middle-easterns we are better than they are.

  8. jrmcdonald says:

    Beware Barry, Hell hath no fury like a skank scorned…

    • David says:

      A much better title for this story:
      Stinky scorned skanks seek second screech

    • canary says:

      Well, I try and look at this as the cup half full. At least they admit they are dumb, and made a boo boo. All the Democrats still call this Bush’s war. Eventually, that will get old. The dumbocrats will soon be so confused and coo coo. I pray to God for the safety of our troops and for America.

  9. wardmama4 says:

    Can you imagine the real good that these fools could do, if they applied their creativity, time and funds to doing good – even for those ’causes’ that they ‘deem’ right? Instead they fly around protesting at the most insane ‘events’ (bitch in a ditch tour comes to mind), pestering the sick and recovering at Walter Reed (like what can an injured soldier do to stop the War?!?) and harrassing Congressional meetings/investigations (like they aren’t already the biggest waste of taxpayers monies going) and making up their stupid getups.

    Use the money productively – and everybody wins. Instead they just want the limelight and to annoy the hell out of everyone. Looks like somebodys’ daddy never paid her any attention. And the rest of us have to listen to the tantrum.

  10. aze_216 says:

    4 code pink morons who should be scooped up in nets and hauled off to the “funny farm” get news coverage – and actually “serious” news coverage while tens of thousands of citizens protest in tea parties without so much as a yawn.

    These people represent all that is screwed up in America these days – people with too much time, no sense of fashion and too much liberal education. They love to protest but hate to pay the price. They don’t expect anything bad to happen to them – like getting run over by a tank like the courageous Chinese protester did in Tiananmen Square. It’s just a game for bored, crazy liberals.

  11. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Code Oink will never be satisfied until they’ve totally emasculated (real or political) every male in our society. But since it’s obvious to them that they can’t do this, they’ll settle for other low blow tactics. Nothing makes these screeching skanks happy. These hags would never survive under a reign of uncontrolled liberalism. Because true liberalism censors any opposing views.

  12. canary says:

    Obama just keeps change changing his mind. First he said we’d just focus on getting Obama and stay out rehabilitating or being involved with Afganistan, now he’s planning on doing the very thing he whined for two years about Bush rehabillitating Iraq. A friend of mine is now a sniper in Diyala and prior to that he was training Iraqi army how to shoot weapons, and he said they take are really slow learners.

  13. artboyusa says:

    “Code Oink”…brilliant!

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