October 26th, 2007
08:15 AM ET
11 years ago

The group behind those blood-colored hands

Watch Jeanne Moos's report about the anti-war group Code Pink.

(CNN) - The anti-war group behind one woman's Capitol Hill confrontation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is not new to causing trouble and disrupting Congressional hearings. Jeanne Moos reports on the women who are Code Pink.

Related: Bloody-hands protester confronts Rice

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  1. Kim, Peabody MA

    Code Pink should be charged with Treason ! It is this same group that flew to Iraq and donated $600,000 to the families of insurgents who are killing our soldiers.

    Vote Pete Grasso for President, Restoring FAITH in America...


    October 25, 2007 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  2. lorenz, queens, ny

    The United States of America has not declared war since world war 2. This group has every right to be angry.

    October 26, 2007 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  3. New York, New York

    No guts no glory...too bad so many other Americans are afraid to take real action against this corrupt government. Too bad we can't "wash our hands" of this administration and this horrible endless war. These freaks in office actually want to get us into a war with Iran when we can't even finish the first one we started. Americans need political action like this in order to wake them up. No it sure isn't pleasant but I bet the soldiers and Iraqis have experienced and seen far worse than the somewhat startled but ultimately cold Condi Rice.

    October 26, 2007 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  4. Ryan A., Gardner, Mass.

    The closest Rice has been to "reality" in her "safe-zone" for years. right on.

    October 26, 2007 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  5. Christian, Tampa FL

    Well, considering that democracy didn't work and public opinion no longer means anything, perhaps the only thing left to do is to constantly disrupt Washington.

    Our leaders don't have the right to just go about their business without being reminded every day that there's still a war going on that vast, vast majority of Americans want to end.

    Since neither Congress nor the White House listen to the over-70% of the public that wanted a timetable for withdrawal last January, it's up to protesters like Code Pink to get in politicians' faces and get ugly about it.

    I commend them for fighting for what they believe in, no matter how crazy they look on national television.

    October 26, 2007 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  6. Kayla W, Fargo, ND

    That woman is lucky she wasn't shot. Sorry, but women like this make me want to vomit. When was it ever okay to scream in someones face about your beliefs? They are like a bad product, all about the image and the advertising, but not much to back it up.

    October 26, 2007 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
  7. DefendTheConstitution

    All Americans should be protesting like this to remind our despotic leaders that we don't want to spend lives and money on illegal wars that have NOTHING to do with "National Security" but EVERYTHING to do with war profiteering, oil and Israel.

    The rest of the world sees the USA as the global terrorist but you won't here that from CNN or any other mainstream US media. They're all RAH-RAH-RAH let's go nuke some islamo-fascists!

    October 26, 2007 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
  8. Robert Bell, Jekyll Island, Georgia

    "Code Pink" is idiotic! They also protest Senator Clinton. So, apparently, no one is liberal enough for their litmus test, except, perhaps, Chairman Mao. This cheap political theater only serves to confirm to most folks that any opposition to the war in Iraq is run by crazy hysterical women. Look at the picture above – who is the rational person, and who is the wacko? Not good PR for the cause! These people don't THINK about the damage they are doing – to themselves.

    October 26, 2007 03:28 am at 3:28 am |
  9. Jim, Columbus, GA

    Code Pink is an out of control anarchrist Communist Hate America organization – They got hammered at the "Gathering of Eagles" in DC on 17 Mar 07 when outnumbered 3 to 1 – again just recently in Berkeley, CA vandalizing a Marine Recruiting Station – see this link:

    October 26, 2007 05:32 am at 5:32 am |
  10. Antonio, Tempe AZ

    kim – they gave $600k in SUPPLIES (food, toiletries, bedsheets, etc) to REFUGEES who fled fallujah in advance of the US strike.

    these people have far more compassion for the people in iraq that our government only refers to as "collateral damage".

    October 26, 2007 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  11. Karen,nj

    I always believed in protests. People have the right to express how they feel. I used to be involved in splinter groups who protested in the tri-state area for our cause. There comes a time, although in your heart you believe in your cause, you have to back off before you step over the line and become to radical. I don't believe that protester even came close to stepping over the line.

    October 26, 2007 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  12. Dylan, NYC

    That was the most idiotic comment that I have ever heard. Where is your source that this group donated $600,000 to the families of insurgents?????

    One more thing- no matter how many times you post that link to Pete Grasso's website no one is interested in this nut job.

    October 26, 2007 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  13. roger, conway sc

    Freedom of speech....You can see by Condi's expression she does not like it, she didn't flinch...Condi is so cold with her "I dare you attitude"...she is with the "right" political party no doubt...cold hearted, I am better than you, I know it all, holier than thou...hypocrite

    October 26, 2007 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  14. Kate, Aurora CO

    Code Pink should be charged with Treason? what about a president who invades a soverign nation on false pretences? What about a vice president who outs a CIA agent as an act of revenge? What about an Attorney General who fires attorneys for not creating cases against the opposing party? What about a secretary of state who goes shoe shopping while hurricane victims are slowly dying? Any American who condemns war protestors is not a patriot. Our country was founded on the freedoms of which we are supposidely trying to bring to Iraq and one of those freedoms includes the right to speak against your government. Unfortunately our government is not paying attention to the over 70% of the population who are against this war and so the brave ones amongst us take action. Condoleezza is a coward and a sellout. She is a war criminal and she does have the blood of innocent Iraqies on her hands.

    October 26, 2007 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  15. Rodney Dallas TX

    Kim, Peabody MA:

    If anyone should be charged with Treason, it should be the Bush Administration. They have turned their back on America and are focusing their attention on Iraq. He lied to America to get us into an illegal war where he continues to engage in the illegal war. He is denying our children healthcare but 5 minutes later asked for $42 billion more dollars to spend on this illegal activity. He is the one that should be tried for Treason. Code Pink is just trying to point that out.

    October 26, 2007 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  16. therealist

    Since 70% of the public wanted a timetable for withdrawal, it's up to protesters like Code Pink to get in politicians' faces and get ugly about it. I commend them for fighting for what they believe in, no matter how crazy they look –Christian, Tampa FL

    Wonderful, now the anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage protesters will also take on this get ugly and in your face style of protesting you cheer. After all, they also represent the majority of public opinion that does or does not want things changed from the current state. Yeah, we'll really get things accomplished now…

    October 26, 2007 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  17. tooneytune

    So what actualy happen to this lunatic? Is this my, OK to go signal??

    October 26, 2007 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  18. Matt, Chicago

    Kim – 1st of all, your assessment of Code Pink funding insurgents is totally false. If aid to civilians is considered funding insurgents, then our government is their biggest bankroll. (not to mention all the "lost" weapons our govt. cant account for.)

    Anyone who has a problem with protest is un-American. crawl back in your hole with your Armageddon countdown calendar.

    October 26, 2007 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  19. Herb, Pittsburgh, PA

    "Code Pink should be charged with Treason ! It is this same group that flew to Iraq and donated $600,000 to the families of insurgents who are killing our soldiers." - Kim, Peabody, MA

    ...And your source for this information is.....?????

    October 26, 2007 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  20. freetobeme, Rochester, PA

    Christian of Tampa, Florida, says "Well, considering that democracy didn't work and public opinion no longer means anything, perhaps the only thing left to do is to constantly disrupt Washington."

    I agree. Only angry people keep the government (ANY government, not just ours) from rolling over them and their freedoms. So, instead of kissing the rings of your senators when they come to your town for a town meeting, get angry and remind them who they work for.

    Power is a corrupting force, and if you don't remind government officials that they are NOT demi-gods, they will forget and act like they are.

    October 26, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  21. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Wow....and now they defend a nutjob....but then I thought...if it weren't for nutjobs like this...the Democrats would lose their base....(funny...did you ever see Republicans solicit votes from the homeless by providing free donuts and a ride to the polling places??....what a proud group you must be....) – heres the time you forget that Hillary voted for the war...and the other Democrats funded it....and you type "we spent billions in the war on Bushs failed policy"...bring it on Hillidiots...

    October 26, 2007 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  22. james, buda, tx

    Condi for president she showed her grace under pressure by ignoring this "lady." I dont agree with this war either, but Im not going to just disrespect someone like that.

    October 26, 2007 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    Code Pink are traitors and an the best allies fascist Islam could ever ask for.

    Any organization that goes after the military at Walter Reed Medical Center with signs like, "Was It Worth It?" are scum.

    I don't know of any American that does not support their freedom to express their opinion but it doesn't mean that right does not come with a responsibility.

    October 26, 2007 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. Bill, Galt, CA

    The brave people are the ones who question the government, like this woman. The cowards are the ones who trust everything thier president says, even when the president is wrong. We need people to stand-up against injustice, and demand the truth. Honesty is something this current president doesn't know anything about.

    October 26, 2007 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. James, Phoenix AZ

    Code Pink (whether you want to acknowledge it or not) IS a criminal organization. The aim is not death, but it is the pursuit of THEIR agenda outside the boundaries of the law: disrupting Congressional hearings, assaulting Administration officials, etc.

    The women are no different than Robinhood – who STOLE from the rich for the benefit of the poor. If you were poor, he was a hero. If he stole your property – he was a criminal.

    In the EYES of the law – these women are criminals (those that specifically break the law, those that aid and abet, and those that fund & plot the disruptive actions).

    FBI – do you job!

    October 26, 2007 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
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