Some Huffington Post commenters who admire Code Pink’s moxie think the mere willingness to insult Donald Rumsfeld to his face is a great accomplishment. It is not. It trivializes his alleged crimes to showily spew inane jargon, especially when nothing else is included in the presentation. It’s not as if it would be overly burdensome [...]
On Wednesday I admonished a Code Pink protester for her melodramatic “attempt” to arrest Donald Rumsfeld. My post (published here, here and here) was not a rebuke so much as a practical call for more advanced operations. Nonetheless, so-called progressives - including David Swanson, whose After Downing Street website is largely dedicated to the torture scandal - told me I had crossed some line.
I have mixed emotions about the verbal lambasting heaped on Donald Rumsfeld outside the May 9 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, DC. On one hand, I like the public to hold our leaders accountable. On the other hand, the first of two Code Pink protesters who loudly repudiated Rumsfeld looks a bit crazed (see video).