Skip to comments.'Code Pink' Rethinks Its Call for Afghanistan Pullout (Hell freezes over alert)
Posted on 10/06/2009 2:25:01 PM PDT by kristinn
Kabul, Afghanistan - When Medea Benjamin stood up in a Kabul meeting hall this weekend to ask Masooda Jalal if she would prefer more international troops or more development funds, the cofounder of US antiwar group Code Pink was hoping her fellow activist would support her call for US troop withdrawal.
She was disappointed.
Ms. Jalhal, the former Afghan minister of women, bluntly told her both were needed. "It is good for Afghanistan to have more troops more troops committed with the aim of building peace and against war, terrorism, and security along with other resources," she answered. "Coming together they will help with better reconstruction."
Rethinking their position
Code Pink, founded in 2002 to oppose the US invasion of Iraq, is one of the more high-profile women's antiwar groups being forced to rethink its position as Afghan women explain theirs: Without international troops, they say, armed groups could return with a vengeance and that would leave women most vulnerable.
During their weeklong visit here, in which they met with government officials, politicians, ministers, women activists, and civil society groups, the small team of Code Pink members had hoped to gather evidence to bolster their call for US troop withdrawal within two years, and capitalize on growing anxiety back home about the war.
While the group hasn't dropped its call for a pullout, the visit convinced them that setting a deadline isn't in Afghanistan's interests, say Ms. Benjamin and fellow cofounder Jodie Evans.
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This is a huge development as Code Pink is being publicly forced by Afghan women to live up to their credo as a group dedicated to the best interests of women, rather than the pro-terrorist, communist front group they actually are.
With the Democratic party trying to find a way to lose the war so they can enact their socialist schemes, the witnessing of Code Pink to the demands of Afghan women that the U.S. stay and finish the job will carry a lot of weight.
Get this story spread far and wide. This break in the ranks of the left is a great morale boost for those who support victory in the war.
Code Pink is first and foremost a leftist organization. Let that sink in for a few minutes, ok? They aren’t a grassroots organization that sprung up out of earnest opposition to violence - the left revels in the destruction of life.
Code Pink is a leftist organization and will tow the line. A Democrat is president so war is now cool.
TRANSLATION: Obama is our best hope to get our way, so we better not piss him off on something we really don’t care about anyway- we only want our homo agenda progressed...
I cannot believe they’d even consider this for an instant if a Republican were in the White House.
How could Code Pink ever justify handing over of the women and children of Afghanistan to the violently and viciously misogynistic (to say the least) Talibs.
Better late than never, but methinks the die is cast.
We are out. (Hope I eat my words).
If we do leave, we also go back there, under President Petraeus!
This is all such a no-brainer.
Code Pink gets a whiff of reality. Perhaps the First Lady Michelle should get off her butt and visit the women of Afghanistan!
It’s kind of like when Communist Party USA did an about face and switched from OPPOSING the US going to war against Hitler and NAZI Germany to supporting our entering the war (because Hitler had betrayed their beloved Joe Stalin, butcher of millions).
Those ignorant wogs don’t know what’s good for them! We’ll just have to act in what we know is their best interests, and if that happens to be getting gang raped by members of another tribe, why then that’s what they’ll have to put up with. You call it suffering and persecution. We call it a night out with the boys. They need us to pull out of Afghanistan for them.
I'm sure Laura Bush would gladly escort her and share with her the benefit of the years she spent working to help the women of Afghanistan.
Someone should take them out to the Pakistan border and let them eyeball the Taliban up close and personal...
And what position would Code Pink have were there a Republican in the WH instead of Obozo? Would they come out in support of Afghan requests for the additional troops? I’m leaning towards a NO!
The ONLY thing Code Pink is rethinking is how to convince everyone that the Afgan women are crazy and not to be listened to.
Some people need to gather facts before they open their big mouths. Now, they need to apologize to Pres. Bush.
Cindy sorta looks like one of the Rathke ACORN brothers....creepy.
Who is funding these witches? How do they get permission to travel to Afghanistan?
Code Pink: This war is immoral. You have blood on your hands.
Fast forward. 0bama Pres__dent.
Code Pink: Nevermind.