Wednesday, October 24, 2007

When does protest become art?

. . . when Code Pink confronts Condoleeza Rice. I don't think there's much an "artist" could add to this moment. The anger and moral desperation of the protester, Condoleeza's coiffed contempt for the faux pas of pointing out her guilt . . . it's all there, and worthy of Daumier.


  1. this picture speaks mountains, the desparate protester mother, and the quilty look upon condi face

  2. In other news, Condi recently admitted that the U.S. had arrested a Canadian citizen, Maher Arar, during a airline stopover in New York, and then extradited him to Syria, where he was imprisoned and tortured for a year. "We do not think that this case was handled as it should have been," Rice told the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. But Rice, unsurprisingly, refrained from offering an apology to Arrar.

    According to Reuters:

    "You are aware of the fact that he was tortured?" [Representative] Delahunt asked.

    "I am aware of claims that were made," she responded.

    But when asked if the United States had received any diplomatic assurances from Syria that Arar would not be tortured, Rice said her memory of the events had faded and she would have to respond later to the question.