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Code Pink

So Code Pink disrupted Maliki’s speech? Go figure. Former NRO contributor Steven Vincent — who was murdered in Iraq last August 2 — described a surreal encounter with Code Pink in Baghdad, during which one member said he doubted that Saddam really was that bad. Vincent also noted the Iraqi reaction to Western peace groups. “How can people accept for so long the crimes of a dictator, then rise up to try and stop a war begun to remove that dictator from power?” one Iraqi lawyer asked. “Antiwar activists should examine their consciences.”

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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