Code Pinkos to be deported from Pakistan

Via the Washington Times:

Pakistan authorities today ordered the deportation of the leader of the feminist U.S. antiwar group Code Pink, who was in Lahore to join protests against the emergency rule imposed by President Pervez Musharraf, according to a spokeswoman for the group.

Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the group, said she was arrested at a student demonstration by agents of the Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence and detained for about four hours before being released with orders to leave the country tomorrow morning.

“I’m OK — a little shaken up,” Ms. Benjamin told The Washington Times by telephone from her hotel in Lahore. “They mistreated us.”

Ms. Benjamin said she feared for her life as the agents held her at gunpoint in a car speeding through the city to the police station.

“I thought I was going to die in the car,” she said. “They totally terrorized us.”

Pakistani authorities also detained and then ordered the deportation of Tighe Barry, a longtime Code Pink activist who was participating with the student rally outside the Lahore Press Club.

Pakistan officials told Ms. Benjamin that she was being deported because she took part in an illegal demonstration, she said.

Uhhm … wonder what kind of diplomatic deal the US would have to arrange in order to keep ’em there? ;)

Jules Crittenden is on the same page:

Hey, if Musharraf can’t get rid of al Qaeda and the Taliban, can’t we at least get him to keep Code Pink?

The ironic thing about all this is that if Medea and her band of uptight feministas would have found themselves in need of a dramatic rescue, the very same military they hate so much would have likely been been put in charge of their rescue, a point that would have been completely lost on the Pinkoids, had it occurred.

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