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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

For The Record, Medea Wasn't Playing Poker

Still going strong after all these years:

CODEPINK co-founder and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin interrupted a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possibility of a U.S. military strike in Syria on Tuesday, prompting a response from Secretary of State John Kerry after she was ejected from the proceedings.

Video posted by Talking Points Memo shows Benjamin “We don’t want another war,” before being grabbed by security and led out of the hearing. She can also be heard saying, “Nobody wants this war. Cruise missiles, launching cruise missiles, means another war. The American people do not want this.”

Good of Kerry to empathize and acknowledge differences of opinion, but I think he missed Medea's point, as well as his own.

ntodd

September 3, 2013 in PaxLives | Permalink

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