In November and December of 2004, U.S. Marines were involved in the heaviest urban combat since the Vietnam War as they went house-to-house rooting out insurgents in the terror stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq. In all, fifty-one brave Americans would be killed and 560 wounded in the battle that would be the bloodiest of the Iraq War but one which would eventually turn the tide toward victory in Iraq and signal a significant defeat for America’s radical Islamic enemies.
Shockingly and tragically, at the same time our servicemen were staring into the eyes of evil, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Henry Waxman were conspiring with radical leftist groups Code Pink and Global Exchange. Groups who were committed to America’s defeat in Iraq and were providing aid and support to our nation’s enemies. In December 2004, Boxer and Waxman (along with fellow congressmen Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Raul Grijalva of Arizona) signed letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, facilitating the transfer of more than $600,000 in cash and supplies to the insurgents and their families who were fighting and murdering U.S. servicemen and contractors in Fallujah. Henry Waxman’s letter, dated December 14, 2004, was addressed to American Consul General Daniel Goodspeed and requested assistance on behalf of radical anti-war groups Palisadians for Peace and Global Exchange.
As I detail in my newest book, Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security, Global Exchange and its sister group Code Pink are anti-military organizations intent on undermining America in its war against radical Islamic fundamentalism. Code Pink was founded in Santa Monica, CA in November, 2002 by American radicals Jodie Evans, Medea Benjamin, and Diane Wilson. Evans is the leader of Code Pink which is closely aligned with Medea Benjamin’s group Global Exchange.
Don’t know Jodie Evans? Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, and Henry Waxman do… and you need to as well.
Since 9/11, Evans and Code Pink have worked ceaselessly to undermine America’s efforts in the war against radical Islam and in the U.S. military’s involvement in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before U.S. forces had even commenced military operations in Iraq in March 2003, Evans and Code Pink established the Iraq Occupation Watch (IOW) with an office in Baghdad with the specific intent to undermine the U.S. forces in Iraq by encouraging soldiers to seek discharges, claim “conscientious objector” status, or go A.W.O.L. (absent without leave). They also attempted to drum up false reports of American “war crimes” in an effort to influence international media to condemn the U.S. military action.
More egregiously, and in what can only be termed “treason,” it was only a year later that a team of American leftists, including Evans and Benjamin, personally delivered $600,000 in cash and supplies to the very insurgents the Marines had been fighting against – quite literally giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies in a time of war. It was an article published at Islam Online which confirmed that Senator Boxer and Representative Waxman had written their letters of “diplomatic courtesy” addressed to the American ambassador to facilitate the transport of this aid by Code Pink and Global Exchange through Jordanian customs.
The letters from Boxer and Waxman, according to the January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam Wild Aba, were needed in order to successfully deliver supplies to the Iraqi people. The U.S. military and the Iraqi Provisional Government were refusing access to the battlefields for obvious reasons. Since January, 2005, until Tuesday of this week, the Islam Online article and its link were active online. With the growing buzz on the internet about the complicity of Boxer, Waxman, and Code Pink, Islam Online removed the link (at whose request remains uncertain). A screen shot of the article taken before the link was removed appears here:
In a press conference in Amman following the transfer of the aid and money to the insurgents, Benjamin crowed to reporters, “I don’t know of any other case in history in which the parents of fallen soldiers collected medicine… for the families of the ‘other side’… It is a reflection of a growing movement in the United States … opposed to the unjust nature of this war.”
But Jodie Evans isn’t just some left-wing California whacko, she’s well known in California’s progressive circles, a former staff member for Governor Jerry Brown, and a key fundraiser and “bundler” for President Barack Obama.
Barack Obama’s first major event after announcing his long-shot run for the presidency in February 2007 was a Hollywood fundraiser co-hosted by Evans. Along with her partner and ex-husband Max Palevsky, and Dreamworks braintrust Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffry Katzenberg, Evans successfully pulled together the rich and the radical in Los Angeles to support the emerging wunderkind. A few weeks ago she hosted a similar fundraiser for California Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown at her Santa Monica home.
It is too bad Ms. Evans didn’t use her fundraising talents and Hollywood connections to help America’s fighting men and women along the way. Instead, she turned against them with the support of Boxer and Waxman. And, now, with no clear record of who specifically was given the more than $600,000 in cash and goods that the groups brought into the warzone, concerned families of soldiers killed while fighting in the War on Terror and patriotic Americans are beginning to ask the questions that should have been raised years ago.
Capt. Benjamin Gifford (USMC), an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran was infuriated after learning that Boxer and Waxman contributed to the Code Pink mission behind enemy lines. Gifford, whose younger brother, Micah, was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006, has demanded an explanation from the two high-power Democrats. “My brother Micah gave his life for his country. He knew he was doing the right thing,” Gifford said. “I don’t understand how Barbara Boxer and Henry Waxman can possibly think that what they allowed was in the best interest of our nation.”
Chuck Wilkerson, the Republican candidate running against Waxman this election cycle, has described Waxman’s action in helping provide aid to a declared enemy as “outrageous” and “beyond belief.” In an official statement released Wednesday, Wilkerson said, “It’s bad enough that Congressman Waxman voted against funding our troops in combat, but to actively support those opposing forces who killed our own brothers and sisters is beyond forgiveness. This borders on treason.” Wilkerson, a Marine veteran himself, fought in Korea during the 1952 conflict.
In the final days of a difficult reelection bid, Barbara Boxer is attempting to emphasize veteran’s issues in a feckless attempt to deflect criticism of her long history of undermining the U.S. military. It’s time, however, to reveal her true animus towards all things military.
Barbara Boxer and Henry Waxman have conspired with some of the most radical and anti-American elements of our society and have done so at the expense of our fine young man and women in uniform. Our troops deserve so much better than Baghdad Barbara, Weasel Waxman, and Jihad Jodie.