Code Pink Women For Peace (hereafter to be nicknamed "Code Pinko" in this blog, more on that later) has Lynn Woolsey as one of 200 signatures of prominent women for the group's "Urgent Peace Plan" to end the War in Iraq. Other signers include Berzerekeley CA's own Barbara Lee (the lone dissenter against the resolution for military action after 9/11) and Cynthia McKinney (D-GA).
So who exactly is Code Pinko and what have they done?
Code Pinko counts as one of it's co-founders Medea Benjamin, who also runs the San Francisco based Global Exchange. Benjamin lived in Communist Cuba during the 1980s, even telling the San Francisco Chronicle, "It seemed like I died and went to heaven." She also wrote a book glorifying the Communist island prison. She has also expressed support for other dictatorial regimes, including the Communist Vietnamese and former Sandinista government.
At the end of 2004, the group made a visit to Jordan where Benjamin announced they were making a donation of $600,000 in cash and medical aid to the town of Fallujah in Iraq. This was at a time when terrorists holed up in the town were fighting U.S. forces for control of the city. Four American contractors were killed there earlier that year, their charred bodies hung from a bridge by the residents. This act of aid and comfort to the enemy was ignored by American media, with the exception of Agence France Press. They also signed a document last June stating that the terrorist insurgents in Iraq, "deserved the support of people everywhere who care for justice and freedom."
During 2005, Code Pinko and other so-called "peace groups" led protests outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C., where wounded soldiers were recovering from their wounds. Protestors held signs reading "Maimed for a Lie" and "Enlist Here to Die for Halliburton." Mock caskets were also lined up on the sidewalk of the hospital.
Other Democrats have cozied up to this extremist, anti-American group. DNC Chair Howard "the Scream" Dean (pictured below) met with the group last month. Earlier this month, Rep. John "Benedict Arnold" Murtha met with co-founder Gael Murphy and Allison Yorra, Code Pinko's DC Coordinator (pictured below). The $600,000 contribution to the terrorists in Fallujah was aided through Customs to Jordan via a letter by Southern California Congressman Henry Waxman.
This begs the question; does Woolsey know she is giving support to an anti-American, anti-military group that has given aid and comfort to our enemies?
We're waiting for your answer, Congresswoman Woolsey.