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August 26, 2005

Code Pink Activists Taunt Wounded Soldiers

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Image via The Autonomist.

It's not easy for an organization that raised money for al Qaeda to find new lows, but Code Pink is doing its level best — or rather worst.

CNSNews.com reports that Cindy Sheehan's Crawford puppeteers have been busy in the capital, organizing protests directly in front of the main entrance of The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where hundreds of veterans are recovering from wounds sustained defending the liberties of all Americans, including the vermin waging psychological warfare against them.

The idea of looking out the hospital window to see that you had sacrificed yourself for scum, and that the scum doesn't even appreciate it, is bound to be disheartening. But most soldiers are aware that — media spin aside — the Code Pink/Cindy Sheehan Show segment of our society is far from representative of normal Americans. A more cruel twist of the knife is the protestors' play on survivors' guilt. Kevin Pannell of the Army's First Cavalry Division — who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated — explains:

We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever. You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with.

Here, as in Crawford, the activists would probably claim to be supporting the troops in their own special way. Here, as in Crawford, they would be lying. Code Pink has made no secret of its hostility to the military.

Check out CNSNew's video report.

Hat tip: Museum of Left Wing Lunacy.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 26, 2005 06:53 AM

Comments

I guess running out of material is not something you have to worry about, huh, VH?

Posted by: V the K at August 26, 2005 07:45 AM

Unfortunately, no. There is no limit to the moonbattery. Not that tips aren't always appreciated.

Posted by: Van Helsing at August 26, 2005 08:48 AM

And now, Mother Moonbat is channeling her dead son...

And I can just hear him saying “George Bush you are really an idiot. You didn’t know what you were doing when you killed me. You didn’t know what you were getting into.” And I’m sure Casey’s up there with Ken and all the others and they’re just going, “Wow, did these guys have moms? They didn’t know that this was going to happen when they killed us?”

Talk about the gift that keeps on giving. Do you think she'll work with John Edwards on his next campaign, seeing how they can both channel the spirits of the dead and all. Maybe someone can photoshop her face onto one of Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends Network.

Posted by: V the K at August 26, 2005 11:44 AM

On any other day, Mother Moonbat's 'Psychic Friends' rant would be the Moonbat Nutty Quote of the day, but today, she has actually been topped by this San Diego* moonbat who thinks National Geographic was complicit in 9-11.

National Geographic is a spy outfit that does anthropological ground work for neo-liberal colonization and provides opium flavored illussions (sic) for the western elite.

I doubt that they mentioned that Zim Israeli Navigation packed it up and split the WTC on september 6th after 30 years in the building.

Questions. Was thier (sic) moving company moving out thier (sic) records of 50 years of zionism or were they moving in 14 tons of high explosives?

*German for 'Whale's Vagina'

Posted by: V the K at August 26, 2005 02:06 PM

Did I mention that there was no shortage of moonbat material. What a day!

Girl's story of dad was a hoax, paper says

For two years, Carbondale residents have been riveted by the writing of a little girl imploring her father in Iraq: "Don't die, OK?"

Only now are they learning there was never any danger of that.

The Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University's student-run newspaper, today will admit to its readers that the saga - of a little girl's published letters to her father serving in Iraq - was apparently an elaborate hoax perpetrated by a woman who claimed to be the girl's aunt.

Posted by: V the K at August 26, 2005 02:15 PM

Cindy Sheehan's son volunteered for the Army. Twice. He knew before he reenlisted that his unit would go to Iraq. He still reenlisted. He likely would not challenge George Bush, as she claims.

A reporter talking on Fox and Friends this morning said that busloads of injured servicemen returning from regular outings off the Walter Reed campus regularly stop in front of the Code Pink protesters and "give them the one-finger salute."

Posted by: James Shott at August 26, 2005 05:13 PM

Nice James Shott, I missed that story, but I support it! I don't get what this woman is whining about and that her son would not have wanted this war. You are right, I heard that too that he re-enlisted knowing he was going to be deployed. It saddens(and infuriates)me that she is so deliberately trashing her sons memory.

Posted by: Mrs Media Matters at August 26, 2005 06:11 PM

The privelidge to dissent is just that, a privelidge. I would suggest that the wounded soldiers should be given the opportunity to get some physical therapy.

Let us all get together and spring for some Louisville Sluggers and let the troops swing away.

In may also behouve us all to read or reread the Federalist Papers.

Posted by: SFCHUD at August 27, 2005 03:56 AM

Code Pink really is an anti-soldier organization. But I disagree that they are open in their anti-military positions. I listened to Air America the other evening to hear the Code Pink leader claim what they do was "all for the soldiers to get em' a fair shake." It was an exercise in reverse logic of the worst kind. My only question is whether these folks are delusional or extremely clever?

Posted by: NOTR at August 28, 2005 11:49 AM