Abe, ANSWER is a shell organization that acts to promote its own socialist agenda. Immediately after September 11, 2001, ANSWER was the first organization to hold an anti-war rally. It saw an opening, a way to capitalize on the defensive measures that would surely follow. Here’s the organization’s national coordinator Brian Becker in a 2007 interview:
“It is about radicalizing people,” Mr. Becker said in an interview. “You hook into a movement that exists — in this case the antiwar movement — and channel people who care about that movement and bring them into political life, the life of political activism.”
With Obama indicating his own commitment to America’s success in Afghanistan, the radical socialist movement will have to find new tactics.