September 10th, 2007
02:56 PM ET
15 years ago

Protesters disrupt Iraq hearing

Watch protesters interrupt the hearing.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Several protesters were removed Monday from a joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees where top General in Iraq David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker were testifying.

Related: Petraeus: Troop withdrawals by year's end

Filed under: Iraq
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Code Pink– flaky babes, low cred.

    September 10, 2007 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    Deplorable, hope they enjoy their stay in jail.

    September 10, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  3. Cable King Pittsburgh Pa

    Only in America could this rude spectacle be possible – YOU GO GIRLS!

    Like this behavior is unacceptable? Hmmmmmm . . . .
    how about that of our El Presidente!

    September 10, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. Bill, Norfolk Virginia

    The democrat party's foot soldiers.

    Someone needs to tell those old hags that the 60s are over. A pink tiara? honestly? Did they make them during the arts and crafts hour at the nursing home?

    September 10, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. Jack Jett

    Sadly, the only ones in the room were women wearing pink.

    The lunatic run the asylum.

    Code Pink needs all our support.

    jack jett

    September 10, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  6. Ryan, New York, NY

    These people are a disgrace to most of us who oppose the Iraq war.

    And by the way, was that other seated pink wearing woman holding her cellphone backwards while trying to take video or she just doing an audio recording?

    September 10, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. Freibach, G.C., New Jersey

    Is it a requirement for this Pink group to be overweight, with a bad perm and past your 50th birthday. Oh and unemployed too.

    September 10, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  8. J. Hill, Westlake Vg. Oh.

    Just think: for these people Cindy Sheehan is actually a role model.

    September 10, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |


    September 10, 2007 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  10. Helmey Encinitas CA

    You go girls! At least someone hasn't voluntary forefited their constitutional rights. You can ridicule them, but at least they're trying to stop this insane mistake and protect the lives of our soldiers. More power to them.

    September 10, 2007 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  11. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    You go girls! Show America how kooky you are!

    The Dems are right on schedule. I figure, given their current behavior, we're going to see a nice redux of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

    Then, all of America will once again be reminded of how kooky these kids truly are, and that they are simply not ready to sit at the table with the grown-ups. This sort of petulant adolescent behavior does not play well in Iowa and the greater "fly-over" country... those states traditionally thought of as "safe bets" for Dem candidates.

    Until then, keep bangin' the bongos, bathing in patchouli and bad-mouthing your country.

    September 11, 2007 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  12. Mark R., Fort Lauderdale FL

    I share your belief ladies, but protest are for outside. It's hypocritical to point out that he's breaking the law by protesting in a way that breaks the law!

    September 11, 2007 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  13. scott brookdale ca

    The ladies in pink are actually heroes. They are protesting this illegal, immoral war and trying to educate the morons who still support it. You folks in the red states -pull the wool form over your eyes. You're saying they're in the 60's? You people are living way before the sixties aren't you? Try the 1860's.

    September 11, 2007 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  14. Abraham Medina, Springfield, Pennsylvania

    Its a shame that up to now, a person like General Petraeus has the nerve to lie and support a president who put America into shame on a war that happened by deception and conspiracy. Its a shame that the general politricizes this war and wants more bloodshed mindless of the catastrophic damage it has done to America and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians. Does the president and congress have any conscience at all to continue this evil war?

    September 11, 2007 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  15. Chip Celina OH

    I saw this disruption during the hearing on CSPAN yesterday. Talk about the lunatic fringe! Just standing there ranting and babbling on incoherently will not get your point across. The only point these folks had to offer was obscured by their ridiculous headgear.

    Happy Tuesday,

    September 11, 2007 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  16. Jessica, Dover, NH

    I had the lucky chance to watch this live. This behavior is absolutely despicable! It makes the rest of us who want our troops to come home look like wackos.

    Ladies, you have every right to protest outside. But you're attending a Congressional hearing. I hope you enjoy your time in jail-Contempt of Congress is the same as Contempt of Court. Maybe if you knew a little more about the governmental processes you wouldn't have made a fool out of yourself and gotten arrested.

    September 11, 2007 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  17. LoooseyGoosey

    Ever see Hillary in a pink tutu? She'd fit right in...

    September 11, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |