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Code Pink Lunatic Attacks Condoleezza Rice

First the view from YouTube:

Then from the wire services”


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, is confronted by CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, as she arrives to testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee regarding US policy in the Middle East where she spoke about Iraq, Iran, and the Israel Palestinian conflict on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, is confronted by CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, as Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., right, Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, right, looks on.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, is confronted by CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, as she arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.


A U.S. State Department security agent (R) jumps towards Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz of Texas, 50, who yelled at U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 24, 2007.


CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, is restrained by members of the Diplomatic Security Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, after she confronted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, not pictured, prior to Rice testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee.


Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, 50, is taken away after jumping up in front of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice’s testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 24, 2007. Fairooz, an anti-war protester, waved blood-colored hands in Rice’s face at the congressional hearing on Wednesday and shouted “war criminal!”, but was pushed away and detained by police.

Then the White House reaction, via The Hill:

Perino: It seems that Congress is run by Code Pink

By Karissa Marcum
October 24, 2007

The White House reacted harshly Wednesday after a protester at a House hearing got close enough to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to put her dyed hands in Rice’s face.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, referencing the incident and calling it “despicable,” said it “seems that, increasingly, Congress is being run by Code Pink.”

The anti-war group’s members are often arrested on Capitol Hill for disrupting congressional hearings and events.

However, few protests have been as dramatic as Wednesday’s, at which protester Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz screamed at the secretary of State and yelled that the blood “of millions of Iraqis” is on the hands of the administration.

She was one of five protesters arrested at the hearing and was charged with disorderly conduct, defacing of government property and assault on a federal officer, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.

Perino thanked Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) for “trying to restore order to that hearing.”

Protester Paul Zulkowitz, who had already been arrested on Monday, was charged with unlawful conduct and disruption of Congress. Also arrested were Susan Benjamin and Lori Perdue, as well as an unnamed protester.

So which leading Democrat light will pay her fine?

Probably the same one who invited her and the rest of Code Pink there in the first place.

And how many times will “Medea” Benjamin be given a "get out of jail free" card?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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