Writing at Midnight Blue, Skye posted excerpts from Victor Davis Hanson's brilliant column (aren't they all?) in National Review about the Russian invasion of Georgia.
She cites one paragraph in particular:
The Russians have sized up the moral bankruptcy of the Western Left. They know that half-a-million Europeans would turn out to damn their patron the United States for removing a dictator and fostering democracy, but not more than a half-dozen would do the same to criticize their long-time enemy from bombing a constitutional state.Skye notes that in her weekly encounter with the Chester County Peace Movement, the story of which has been related to readers on these pages, she saw no evidence of any concern for the Georgians who were being massacred as the so-called "peace" group took up it's usual station to protest U.S. action in Iraq.
As I was looking over photographs for my post earlier today on the Georgian horror, I noticed that in none of the protests around the U.S. did I see any sign of the most visible American "peace" group: Code Pink.
I saw photos of Georgians protesting in Seattle Washington, in front of the United Nations in New York and outside the Russian consulate in San Francisco.
Of the many photos I viewed, I did not see one with any of the usual suspects dressed in pink and behaving like circus freaks in the manner that would indicate Code Pink. Neither did I see any signs from the International A.N.S.W.E.R. group of former communists who never miss a chance to denounce the United States in the cause of "peace."
In my search for answers I visited the Code Pink home page and found nothing. On their blog, the subject was mentioned this way:
That quote was preceded directly by: "Pinkers certainly are defenders of peace as their actions have shown time and again."
Newsflash to Ledeen and all the other critics of Code Pink: we are not the sole arbiters of peace, nor must we act or even have an opinion when ever a sparrow falls in every part of the globe. Just as when Saddam's crimes ("AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE!!!") were raised as the casus belli in our own illegal invasion, our demesne is not necessarily foreign regimes (note I didn't say "necessarily not").
And yet, no actions from Code Pink during this horrific breach of international peace and the only words offered equated the Georgian nightmare to a "sparrow" falling out of it's tree. The title "Yes, We'll Get Right On That" is utterly dismissive of the atrocities in Georgia.
But you would have thought that people who profess to claim they are saving the planet from evil would make that goal universal, not simply a localized effort. After all, Code Pink has been active in opposing U.S. efforts in protests in Canada and Japan and around the world.
I suppose none of this will surprise my readers. After all, it's no secret that pink is close to red on the ideological color chart.