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. r schier norwalk,ct

    "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"

    Posted By Dan (Columbia, MD)

    Responsibility ? What "responsibility"?? that they agree with you? There are many conservatives that don't support this war either...although from the likes of 99% of the comments: conservative=blind support for war
    Neo-cons are not conservative in the traditional sense anyways...our policy has been pulled for 50+years by those who chose to butt in by taking sides in the middle east, instead of focusing on what's right for us (I won't mention names or countries) who are the traitors?? get real

    October 26, 2007 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Did you know that there were ZERO deaths in Iraq since last week....did you know that?? Me either....I wonder why the news agencies have not jumped on that (maybe because Hillary and Nancy told them not to?? – just guessing)

    October 26, 2007 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. BCNU purple state, usa

    Code Stink

    October 26, 2007 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. Harvey, Tampa, FL

    Code Pink's cause may be valid in some cases, but unfotunately they come across looking really stupid most of the time...

    October 26, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. Carl Spackler - IL

    They have a right to protest and express their opinion. I may not agree with it, but they have a right to do it.

    There are a lot of people who gave their lives to give them that right. They all gave us the right to protest.

    October 26, 2007 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. David, Dallas Tx

    I agree with their goals, but disagree with their methods. It's not like running up to Condi with red hands is going to change her mind. It gets them in the news, but it's not really news that there are Americans out there who are strongly anti-war. And protesting at funerals and hospitals and such is extremely insensitive and in poor taste. Again, if it could be argued that those tactics worked, maybe you could argue that the ends justified the means. But since they don't work....

    October 26, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. Daniel, NY

    Lots of other congressional news today:
    – NC Dems are finding a new candidate, while in Nebraska Fahey appears reluctant to run.
    – In the House, Patricia Madrid is NOT running for the House.

    October 26, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. matt, coppell, tx

    the reaction of condi should be a sign of how souless this administration is. Code pink should be commended. everyone who says they are disruptive forget to realise we have tried to get through to our politicians that this war is an abomination but we are ignored. We have to pull stunts like this to STILL not get a reaction out of them.

    sick. Condi has no soul.

    October 26, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. Scott, Madison, WI

    Any whack job that is so horrified by this display should go to the frontline with "the troops" that they are always supporting to try to explain to them what their mission is these several years later. And while you are there, ask all the families of collateral damage, contractor target practice, etc., what their opinion is of the good ol' flag waving US of A.

    Love my country, but thoroughly ashamed of my government. And that shame will last if the dynasty-swapping
    Hillary is elected.

    October 26, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    The flaming feminists from Code Pink have the least street cred among any antiwar group, and this event shows why. Makes you wonder, though, how secure Condi and other Bushies are in view of the widespread hatred for them and their policies.

    October 26, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Dan (Columbia, MD)-I forgot when the Iraqi "facist Islam" started the war in Iraq. They were definately the aggressors. Yep. Who attacked Iraq and just out of curiosity whats the religous majority in the country that attacked Iraq?

    October 26, 2007 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. Bob, Seattle, WA

    I don't know but I would bet that the Code Pinkers, if polled, would show a strong support for abortion rights, which cause 'infinitely more bloody hands' than any war.

    October 26, 2007 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. Steve, Lyons, CO

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

    They're protesting an illegal war and the Bush admin war criminals that started it all. Sorry you're too thick to see that.

    The only traitors in this country are those in the Bush administration.

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

    Anybody that sends our soldiers into an illegal war started and sustained by lies and fear, THAT'S scum. Bush and Cheney are responsible for the deaths of evey U.S. soldier, and for the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians killed so that Macho Boy and his handler, Cheney, could force American into fascist mode.

    Have you been asleep?

    October 26, 2007 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  14. Rodney Dallas TX

    Chris Middletown, CT:

    If yoru story of zero deaths is true then obviously it did make the news or you wouldn't have heard about it. Hillary and Nancy had nothing to do with it. I can't wait for her to become president so you'll move to Canada or something.

    October 26, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Henry Tucker, Ga

    Funny... this whole thing reminds me of the debate around Bill and Monica.

    Democrats shouting: It's just sex! It's a private matter – leave him alone. (Excusing THEIR guy cause they like him)

    Republicans countering: He broke the law. It's not about sex – it's about Perjury and Obstruction of Justice.

    Fast forward to Code Pink... Dems are defending their lawless actions and Republicans are calling for a accountability.

    Strange how some things never change. So tell us all, Democrats, just WHEN does the rule of law begin to matter with yall??

    October 26, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  16. Bob, Seattle, WA

    We always hear about 'rights'. And is is usually used when defending some liberal whacko's actions. As the ulta-Democratic ex-politician Madeleine Albright has said 'the Constituion was formed out of concern for the rights and responsibilities of the people'. My question is this: Why do we always rush to defend the 'rights' when they do NOT MATCH UP WITH REPONSIBILITY? Irresponsible behavior should not be condoned in any event. Responsible behavior, while expressing your rights is welcome and desired. Irresponsible behavior speaks to the narrow and simple mindedness of those who 'hide' behind their so called 'rights'. Almost all of the time, when these kind of people are expressing their 'rights' in an irresponsible fashion, they are violating somebody else's 'rights'.

    October 26, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    r schier of norwalk,ct if I have explain "responsibility" to you then it's probably beyond your grasp to understand.

    Read this slowly: Code Pink has every right to voice their opinion against the war. Ironically they can express that right in the very country where they go after the military that defends those rights. However, when you break the law, disrupt public hearings, and take actions that support an enemy that wants to wipe out our way of life then you have abused those rights.

    Now if you think it's perfectly fine for them to go to Walter Reed and hold up signs asking if the sacrifices veterans made were worth it then fine. That's your right. Just stand by for a long line of active duty military and military veterans, like myself, to express our freedom of speech rights when we call you an idiot and a fool.

    October 26, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. Rafi, NY NY

    Middletown Chris, the fact that you're saying a death-free week should be news says something about this war, huh?

    October 26, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. LoooseyGoosey

    Condi should have slapped her...

    October 26, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  20. Phil san Filippo

    Keep it up Code Pink our nation's enemies applaud your support for their cause......

    America- Love it or get the hell out!

    October 26, 2007 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Posted By Dan (Columbia, MD)- How is the military defending our right to free speech right now? What did Iraq do to us that would cause us to think our right to free speech is in jeapordy?

    October 26, 2007 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Phil San Filippo, San Diego, Ca

    Good job Code Pink for demonstrating just how wacked out you are with your 'pinko' ideals and agenda.

    America's enemies applaud you!

    October 26, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Posted By Dan (Columbia, MD)

    I'm a military veteran and I think you seem to be the idiot. You want people to just sit and not say anything against the military or to do anything that would disagree with the military. I like the fact the there are so many opinions out there and I like the fact the people can express them.Oh, and the military is not defending our right to free speech they have "defended" it (past tense) our right to free speech is not in jeopardy. Responsbility = calling people idiots and fools... Or just the people that diagree with you

    P.S I dont know what military you were in, but I was in the one where I became tough enough to stand up for myself and not start crying because someone is picking on me... Boo Hoo Hoo

    October 26, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  24. Zima Zima, Stamford CT

    Keep it up Code Pink our nation's enemies applaud your support for their cause……

    America- Love it or get the hell out!
    Wew love our country. Btw we have never had any enemies, we just keep creating them as we go... its good for business.

    October 26, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  25. Tyrone

    As a daily witness to this group, code pink is a cult founded on hate. Hate for country, God and what America stands for. Desperate women that need attention. It's despicable to see they're actions when they have no rational suggestions for change. Even the Dem leadership, suprisingly are getting sick of them! Move away ladies, you are doing no good. And thanks to CNN for giving them the media attention that they crave - doesn't surprise me with this liberal media outlet.

    October 26, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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