One of President Barack Obama’s top funders, Code Pink’s Jodie Evans, is encouraging the kidnapping of former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, according to new statements issued this week by Jodie Evans and Code Pink.
While it might be tempting to look at this latest effort by Code Pink as an innocuous publicity campaign, Code Pink’s history of working with state sponsors of terrorism and supporting violent protest against President Bush–and their near successful arrest of then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales–is cause for concern.
Two weeks after meeting Obama at a high dollar fundraiser in San Francisco, Jodie Evans and Code Pink issued a call to action urging vigilantism against President Bush:
When Jodie Evans delivered the voices of Afghan women to President Obama, she was also delivering a demand for accountability. The women of Afghanistan are calling for accountability from the US as well as from the corrupt Afghan leaders that our government supports. How can we have true peace or justice if our leadership doesn’t own up to the devastation they have wrought?
…You can also use our website to track where the war criminals will be and how to do a citizen’s arrest action! Let Bush’s “motivational speaking tour” motivate you to arrest the war criminal!
…With your $10 donation you will receive a gift of our newest War Criminals playing cards–we hope the cards educate you and inspire you to grab a set of pink handcuffs and go make a citizen’s arrest, yourself. Our “how-to-arrest-a-war-criminal” guide is included!
Thank you for helping to hold these war criminals accountable!
Slapping the cuffs on for peace,
Dana, Emily, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Marina, Medea, Nancy, Paris, Rae, Suzanne, and Whitney
The actions being urged and guided by Jodie Evans and Code Pink could result in federal kidnapping charges against someone who takes up their call for vigilantism–or their death as the Bushes still have Secret Service protection.
Jodie Evans and Code Pink have published a how-to guide at their Code Pink website for conducting citizens arrests of the Bushes and former Bush administration officials over their policies defending the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Jodie Evans and Code Pink provide advice on how to stalk, arrest and choose what state, federal or international criminal charges to make against Bush, his wife and others.
A War Criminal Watch Calendar is published by Jodie Evans and Code Pink with up to the minute information on where to find Code Pink’s targets. Currently on the calendar is where to find Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Colin Powell at two Florida speaking engagements in early November.
President Bush is being targeted at a December speaking engagement in Texas.
Jodie Evans and Code Pink also explicitly call for the vigilante citizens arrest of former Vice President Richard B. Cheney:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate War Crimes
Arrest Dick Cheney
Know where Dick is going to be? Send us a tip! (The tip line is an e-mail address: warcrimetips at codepinkalert.org)
Bush and Cheney are included on Code Pink’s 10 Most Wanted War Criminals list along with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The Washington Post reported on the attempt on Gonzales:
Diane Wilson comes over to talk about her morning at the Gonzales breakfast. She’s a former shrimper, an environmental activist and a fifth-generation resident of the tiny town of Seadrift, Tex.
“The plan was to handcuff myself to Gonzales,” Wilson says. But security came around asking for her ticket and she figured she’d get kicked out shortly, so under pretense of looking in her purse, she handcuffed herself to her chair.
“They started jerking me and I was jerking the chair between us,” she says. Finally, the handcuffs broke. Cheap pair, Wilson says. If she’d had her other handcuffs with her, that wouldn’t have happened.
Liberals in the media have been calling on Republican leaders to dial down their rhetoric and have accused conservatives of causing a rise in threats against Barack Obama.
Will those same liberals call on Barack Obama to renounce Jodie Evans and demand Code Pink stop threatening President Bush, Laura Bush and former Bush administration officials before someone gets hurt?
Jodie Evans and Code Pink urge people to call Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder. They even threaten to do Holder’s job:
It is high-time for some high-crime accountability and if the Attorney General won’t do it we have cuffs and we aren’t afraid to use them!
Code Pink provides a phone number for General Holder: 202 514-2001.
Please call him and ask that Code Pink be investigated for threatening President and Mrs. Bush, Vice President Cheney and others.