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By Dede Miller

Karl began his talk by saying that one of the hardest things he
had to do was meet with families of the fallen with Bush.  Honestly, I
didn’t hear much of what he said after that… 

We waited patiently. I continually raised my hand to ask my question.
He never looked our way. When it became apparent that he was not going
to acknowledge us, Jodie took matters into her own hands and tried to
handcuff Rove. At first I thought she would be escorted out so I sat
waiting for my opportunity.  

Then things got crazy… When Jodie began to yell that he was responsible
for so many deaths I took that as an invitation to join the fray. I
walked straight up to Karl holding Casey’s picture. I told him that my
nephew was killed in Iraq and he and his boss would never meet with my
family or any other families who did not agree with his agenda. I had
his total attention. He told me that wasn’t true. I told him it was. I
got closer to him… pretty much toe to toe and told him to look at
Casey’s picture and I held it closer.  He put his hands on it and asked
me if he could have it.  I told him no and that I didn’t even want him
to touch it. I told him that I felt dirty even standing so close to
him. I then told him as the self-proclaimed architect of the New World
Order that he was responsible for Casey’s death.

He repeated a few times, ”I am responsible.”  Not sure if he was being facetious or if I
was scaring him.

I said, my question is, "With all the death, destruction
and bloodshed you have caused, how do you sleep at night???"

Things got suddenly very quiet… and that’s when I yelled, "I only take comfort in
the fact that you will rot in hell."

As I started to walk out he was saying, “This is over.”

I went outside and cried…


A report by Jodie Evans, also from the evening in Beverly Hills with Karl Rove.

From AlterNet | Original Article

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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