Code Pink Celebrates Obama Win… Wants Reparations For Iraqis
Code Pink Marxists congratulated themselves today for the Obama victory last night.
They also pushed for reparations for the Iraqi people and a new New Deal for America.
From the Code Pink page:
An Obama victory is a victory for the peace movement. It sends a message to the political establishment that being against war is the winning position. War is SO Over. American voters have recognized the costs-lives lost, international cooperation thwarted, and tax dollars squandered-and chosen the candidate who promised to end the Iraq war and to use diplomacy first.
We should all take a moment-or a few days or even a week-to relish a job well done. We worked hard for this victory and should celebrate. But we can’t stop now: an Obama administration will need our help to live up to its promises.
What do we want from an Obama Administration and a Democratic-controlled Congress? We want an end to the occupation of Iraq and reparations for its people. We don’t want the troops from Iraq shipped straight to another losing war in Afghanistan. We want a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan. We want a diplomatic solution to the conflict with Iran. We want the restoration of our civil liberties and the protection of our environment. We want money to bail out homeowners who are in foreclosure because of predatory lenders. We want a NEW New Deal for America: jobs, housing, universal health care, education, roads, public transportation….We want a government that puts the needs of people ahead of the profits of banks and corporations.
The Code Pink gals were very active supporters of Barack Obama this year.
Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans, was one of the top Obama Bundlers this year and raised nearly $100,000 for her candidate. She last met with Obama in June.
Evans also stormed the stage during the Republican National Convention this year.
Code Pink co-founders Jodie Evans (left) and Medea Benjamin try to storm the stage on Governor Sarah Palin at the RNC in St. Paul. (S&L)
Sweetness and Light has more on the Obama-supporting antiwar group.