Big government has a very concerning story regarding anti-war activists Code Pink and their relationship with the administration:
In a move by the Obama administration that is gallingly cynical and would be considered treasonous in a less progressive era, a message sent by Code Pink and an article published by the left wing online publication AlertNet indicates the White House is working with the left wing terrorist support group Code Pink to agitate the public and undermine President Barack Obama’s newly announced Afghanistan war policy.
Top Obama funder, Code Pink co-founder and terrorist supporter Jodie Evans wrote at AlterNet of a White House initiated phone call she received last week, two days after Obama’s Afghan war speech at West Point. The Obama official said the administration wanted to “consult” with Code Pink in response to the group’s e-mail campaign targeting the White House with opposition to the president’s surge strategy.
However, it appears that the Obama administration was already in consultation with Code Pink before this reported phone call. In its message to supporters, Code Pink guaranteed their e-mails would be read by someone in the White House.
“It’s time to turn our outrage into sustained action. Use our quick and easy tool to send your response to Obama’s announcement to the Executive Office of the President–where it will be read by a member of Obama’s team! Let them know that you are mad as hell and will push back on the escalation. It is our job to continue to press them as we move forward.”
In the article at AlterNet, Jodie Evans gloats about Code Pink’s success, noting the Obama official called “three minutes” after the e-mail campaign was launched.
In an email exchange with a friend who defended the president, I said this:
I think that Obama’s decision could have gone either way. He was waiting for support to diminish as the economy got worse. It didn’t. The American people are very uncomfortable leaving people ala Vietnam. So. He waited. Well, he fiddled around with an agreement with the Taleeban. That didn’t work either. And word came out about it…people were upset.
So, Obama made the decision he didn’t want to make.
Now. He wants this thing over in the worst possible way. The only way for it to happen is to look like he tried while turning the will of the people against it. That’s it.
He can have the best generals, and does. He figures, well, if I’m in this stupid war, might as well have good guys doing it. Maybe I’ll be surprised and we’ll win or something. Meanwhile, I’ll foment discontent just in case so I can get the guys out before re-election.
It has been suggested that I’m far too cynical. President Obama acted as though he gave the speech against his better judgment. It wasn’t a call to victory. It was a bone thrown until the political climate changed.
And if the Code Pinkers can accelerate the political climate change…well, all to the good. It would help the President.