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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Murtha and CodePink

Found on the CodePink website (h/t to Andi at Andi's World):

"Thank You Congressman Murtha! CODEPINK co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra met with Congressman Murtha to thank him for his courageous stand on Iraq. We presented him with our pink badge of courage and pink flowers sent by CODEPINK members nationwide. Rep Murtha was very appreciative of these gestures and requested that we ask legislators to support H.J Res 73 (Murtha's resolution). He also requested that we use additional donations for the wounded at Walter Reed. DC CODEPINK along with other peace groups involved in the weekly vigil at Walter Reed recently delivered baskets of goodies to the wounded at Walter Reed. Together, with Murtha's office, we will be continuing this outpouring of kindness and support to the wounded soldiers from CODEPINK."

Damn, Damn and Double Damn!!

Go to Free Republic to learn more about the $600,000 of aid donated by CodePink to "the other side" in Fallujah.
Then go to the links at the bottom of the article: Story1 and Story 2 to read about the protests at the Jordanian/Iraq border.

I don't like to give space to the likes of these people but I was raised with the concept "know thy enemy". So I feel that the goings on of groups such as CodePink need to be brought to attention. Especially if some of "Our Elected" are spending time with them and receiving "gestures" of support.

Go to Andi's World to find out more about CodePink and their activities, especially at Walter Reed Hospital.
Again I point you to Military Families Voice of Victory where they have a list of "Peace Groups" and background info on them. These are the groups that the MSM love to give alot of press space to, but unfortunetly leave out the details of their origins. They are not pro-America and do not support our Military, no matter what spin they put out.

Here is a sampling from the list:

Global Exchange
An organization connecting People to People according to their own web site. The Global Exchange web lists quite a few speakers that you can request to speak at a Venue. One of those speakers is Cindy Sheehan.
Global Exchange is involved with a myriad of global issues. One can take a Reality Tour to China, Cuba or Russia just to name a few.
The about us page on their web site doesn't really inform anyone about the founding members of the organization. They were happy to share the information with a quick phone call to the organization headquarters. The founders stated were: Medea Benjamin, Kirstin Mallar and Kevin Danaher. Medea Benjamin is also co-founder of with Code Pink.

Code Pink
War protesting with a feminine flair. According to their web site Code pink was co-founded by Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans.
Code Pink has hosted a family tour of Iraq and now has a Families for Peace Delegation to provide assistance to Iraq. So far they have sent over 600,000 dollars to Fallujah.
Code Pink has been holding what they call vigils outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center every Friday night since March of 2005. They insist these are not protests but only an effort to enlighten everyone that our troops do suffer injuries. The Whitehouse or Congress seem a more appropriate venue for the type of display.

Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace was founded in 1985 in Maine*1 A full description and political aspirations of the organization can be found at Discover the Networks9/31/2005 (I strongly suggest reading this)
If you visit the join by web area of Veterans for Peace you will be taken to a page to join by several options some examples are:
Veterans for Peace -Veteran Member-Documentation required
Veterans for Peace - Supporting Veteran Member: One who agrees with the mission statement Veteran Documentation not required.
Bring Them Home Now Donation
Bring Them Home Now: An organization of Military Families coordinated with Veterans for Peace and Military Families speak out to bring an end to having troops in Iraq. Sponsoring organizations listed are at Bring Them Home Now are:
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Citizen Soldier About us is missing from the web site. Mystery Meat maybe?
Military Families Speak Out More to follow on MFSO
Veterans for Peace
Vietnam Veterans Against the War This group stated in 1967 in response to the Vietnam War and just never went away. Recently discussed during the elections due one of the Presidential Candidates being a former spokesman for the organization.

Ok, the Freedom of Speech concept will surely come up. Yes, they have Freedom of Speech.
As do I. I have the Freedom to research these groups to see what is behind their "Anti-War" and "Peace Group" curtain.
I resent their use of Military families of fallen soldiers to promote their political agendas. I resent their use of the wounded at Walter Reed Hospital to promote their political agendas.
And By God and the Military that defend this country, I have the right to say that outloud.

Told you I wasn't going to be quiet any longer.