Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why I Tried to Put the Cuffs on Karl Rove | | AlterNet

Why I Tried to Put the Cuffs on Karl Rove | | AlterNet

By: Jodie Evans (co-founder of Codepink: Women For Peace.)


Why I Tried to Put the Cuffs on Karl Rove

We could not allow this war criminal to tout his book around the country and get away with describing anything tied to Bush as courageous.

"He wanted to do a book signing and she wanted to arrest him," was the lead on KCBS TV in Los Angeles. Dozens of activists attended the book signing in Beverly Hills of Karl Rove and his new book, Courage and Consequence. After almost an hour of his lies I leapt up with a set of handcuffs and my full page arrest complaint followed immediately by the event security. I managed to get very close to Rove, even tricking the security to let go of me, causing Rove to dash away while I reached for his wrist with the hand cuffs. My words followed him. But he only went a few steps and was greeted by Dede Miller, her nephew Casey Miller, son of Cindy Sheehan was killed in Iraq 6 years ago April 4th. She told him his lies killed her nephew while holding up a photo of Casey. Patricia Foulkrod, director of the Ground Truth stood by him with an Arrest the War Criminal banner as the event unraveled and he announced to the organizers it was over.

We at CODEPINK could not allow this war criminal to tout his book around the country and get away with describing anything tied to Bush as courageous. Not to mention that there has been no consequence for his constant lies. Serious lies. Lies that led the US to invade an innocent country at the cost of over 100,000 US casualties and an estimated million Iraqi lives and another 4 million displaced. Not to mention the two elections he shamelessly stole. We can't sit back and allow him to continue to spread more lies; we heard many more of them last night. Until these war criminals face justice, until they are held accountable for their crimes, the lies continue to spread creating an unreality that is at the root of the teabaggers' anger.

Everyone should treat these criminals the same, the courts may not try them, but the courts of public opinion must. Without the rule of law it is all darkness. We can't let these war criminals continue to collect $30,000 to $300,000 speaking fees while spreading more lies. This is CODEPINK's 6th attempt to arrest Rove and we invite you to join in as he continues with his book tour. Check to see when he will be near you, and can get helpful citizen arrest tips at codepinkalert.org/warcriminals. Or get a deck of our war criminal cards and find one of the 52 war criminals near you.

We at CODEPINK refuse to stop working for accountability, we cannot turn our back on Justice, by doing so we empower more liars. Government, politics, Wall Street, the media are flooded with them.



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KUDOS to CODEPINK for having bigger balls than the White House, DOJ, CIA, FBI and Congress combined

They are the ONLY people, publicly, seeking accountability...
Karl Rove and Marc Theissen  - former Bush speechwriter- have become the front men to rewrite history.  Both given full positions with major media outlets, they are sharing the spotlight, the talking points and continuing the hate filled, fear-mongering rhetoric that was standard operating procedure of that 8 years of terror and criminal behavior perpetrated by the drunken faux born again Bush Boy and his side kick Darth.
Rove is sitting on the political Op Ed staff of Rupert's conservative paper turned neocon tabloid schlock, the Wall Street Journal; Theissen has been given a seat on the staff of The Washington Post (Ben Bradlee must have had a complete break with his moral compass and truth meter to have allowed that to happen though he is no longer editor and now sits on the board.)

The spin and lies are out nearly daily in form of columns that try to promote
1. Torture as the absolute necessary and fully moral and just manner to treat the "evil-doers" out to destroy the country (though all the people forced to deal with the matter state repeatedly it did not work; Psychologists and Psychiatrists ad well as researchers throughout the US and elsewhere have stated the opposite is true for over 30 years now)
2. Anyone who says differently is a traitor and part of the secret world trying to destroy the nation. (the US Code Title 18 begs to differ as do Reagan, The US military after WWII), John McCain until he tried to run for President)
3. Iraq was justified because of WMDs...no not WMDs "we never said they had WMDs" then back to the WMDs again (disproven by Joe Wilson, The UN, The US military as to whether or not Saddam had them. As to what they said...Read any of Rove's fictional accounts, Bush's own statements, the Downing Street Minutes - that Rove now claims don't exist and are fabricated ...they do exist and they are not fabricated; Also Lawrence Whittaker, General Colin Powell, and a number of others more honest and trustworthy than the king of Rat-Fucking Rove)
4. Cheney is the new savior incarnate. Jesus in an over-sized $3000 suit. (Lizzie is trying to promote this as well as are the AEI, The Weekly Standard and other Neo-Con mouthpieces)
5. No one that was a REAL REPUBLICAN outed Valerie Plame - it was Armitage (nope, it was Cheney - the  conventional wisdom says Cheney...motive mode, and opportunity says Cheney...Scooter wouldn't sacrifice himself for Armitage; Cheney wouldn't sacrifice Scooter baby for Armitage....The only loyalty of Cheney is to the PNAC and Scooter, not Armitage, is part of that corrupt group of fear and war mongering psychopaths).

So Jodie, you are the hero of the day...the week...the month...the year.
You tried to do that about which Bugliosi only writes; that which the DOJ and the WH won't address or even acknowledge, that from which most passive aggressives in this country hide.

You tried to make this war criminal and promoter of the Common Evil accountable.  He had 100 sycophants and little children surrounding his Pied piper act and you stood to actually arrest his sorry, blood covered ass...
Sorry you couldn't complete the job...
May be next time....

JODIE EVANS and CODEPINK have more balls than the combined total of all Congress, the DOJ, the White House, the ICC, the UN, the CIA, and the FBI combined - NOT BAD for a bunch of uppity women!

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