On Sept. 17, the anti-war ladies from Code Pink visited the D.C. office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) to present him with a certificate inducting the congressman into their "Hall of Shame." The back of the pink piece of paper detailed an exit strategy for the war for politicians like Rohrabacher, who the activists believe could use some direction.
From the Code Pink website:
Congressman Rohrabacher has earned induction into the Hall of Shame for:
His blind support of the occupation of Iraq; His complete disregard of the Constitution; His repeated attacks on anyone who disagrees with him; His unflagging support of TORTURE. Behind the cut: A YouTube clip uploaded just yesterday featuring the visit to Rohrabacher's office, and some "lowlight" Rohrabacher quotes Code Pink has collected.
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Lowlights from Congressman Rohrabacher:
Telling his political opponents (tax-paying American citizens) when discussing imagined terrorist acts: "I hope it's your families! I hope it's your families that suffer the consequences!"
Encouraging torture and "extraordinary rendition," noting that the imprisonment and torture of an innocent person was a fair price to pay for "locking up terrorists." (ignoring our forefather Benjamin Franklin, who wisely said, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.") And in the same vein, "We've got to make sure that we do not let go 50 terrorists who will go out and plant a bomb in London and kill 20,000 people in order to protect that one person who we arrested accidentally because his name was the same."
Supporting the lies that led us into this illegal and immoral war; stating "for sure" that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "We know he had weapons of mass destruction."