Code Pink already grabbed attention for its demonstrations to drive US Marine Corps recruiters out of Berkeley, a stunt that failed, but managed to get Benjamin even on conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s cable news show with the deceptive title under her name of “peace activist.” Prior to the attack on the Marines, Benjamin also did her utmost to help the enemy against our forces when Code Pink sent $600,000 in “medical supplies” to the same forces that were fighting US soldiers in Fallujah at the height of the war in Iraq. Benjamin and her crew will do anything for attention and to harm the image of the United States abroad.
Now, Susie Benjamin (her real name since Benjamin changed her name to the mythological Greek mother who murdered her own children to spite her husband, Jason) has found another scene grabber of an event to show what a “peace activist” she is by organizing a demonstration to attack outgoing President Bush with symbolic “shoes” at the US federal building in Los Angeles. The confidential email below was broadcast to Code Pink supporters:
--- On Mon, 12/15/08, CODEPINK LA
From: CODEPINK LA
Subject: More Shoes for Bush!
Date: Monday, December 15, 2008, 8:21 PM
December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 17th, 5:00--6:30 PM
More Shoes for Bush!
Join us at the Federal Building at the southwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave., in solidarity with the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush at a Baghdad press conference on Sunday. Peace activists will gather outside the Federal Building with shoes representing Iraqis and U.S. soldiers who have died since the Bush Administration's illegal invasion of Iraq.
We aim to show support for Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at President Bush while he spoke at the conference during his "surprise" visit to discuss the war. Al-Zaidi is currently being held by Iraqi police and questioned on his actions. The peace activists are calling on the Iraqi government to release al-Zaidi without charges. "It's outrageous that al-Zaidi could get two years in prison for insulting President Bush, when Bush is directly responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million Iraqis and 4,200 U.S. troops, and 5 million displaced Iraqis," says Jodie Evans of CODEPINK. "The one who should be in jail is George Bush, and he should be charged with war crimes."
Bring shoes to label with the names of Iraqi dead, and shoes to put on poles as they are doing in Iraq. Let's stand in solidarity with the Iraqis who have suffered at the hands of George W. Bush. Let's stand in solidarity for the "widows and orphans" he has created.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Audrey.
If you can't make it, please sign this petition that CODEPINK D.C. will be delivering to the Iraqi embassy.
See you in action,
Jodie, Susan, Linda, Patricia, Janna, Paris, and Audrey
Benjamin and her cronies claim they are showing support for a 25 year-old Iraqi journalist who insulted our president because he allegedly created “widows and orphans” when in fact it was Saddam Hussein who President Bush removed after Saddam created many more Iraqi women and orphans during his reign of more than 30 years in Iraq, no to mentioned starved children in his own country for meglamanical aims. What Code Pink’s event his Wednesday shows is that the phony “peace group” Code Pink is really on the side of America’s enemies in the War on Terror and wants no punishment for someone who assaulted the President of the United States. The irony is that it was during President Bush’s watch that Medea Benjamin and Code Pink were able to send funds to the very enemy our American soldiers were fighting during the war that America has now won in Iraq and were able to grow as an organization due to lax laws regarding the funding of subversive "non-profits" such as the Holy Land Foundation during most of the Bush presidential years.
The more people in our country know about Code Pink and Medea Benjamin, the more Americans will start to stand up to such a pernicious group.