The disgusting pro-tyranny group Code Pink met with the Iranian president for two hours during his visit to New York, and I’m not sure what is more revolting: that Ahmadinejad had the opportunity to hold court with his most dedicated western apologists, or that those apologists continue to be described in the press as “peace activists.” If Code Pink is a peace group, then the United States Marine Corps is a knitting club.

Ahmadinejad used his meeting with America’s elite corps of useful idiots to say ludicrous things, such as:

Ahmadinejad told the group his dream is that Iran makes friends with the West. He said that if America really didn’t want Iran developing nuclear weapons, the U.S. would have already disarmed Israel.

Upon hearing this, Jodie Evans, Code Pink’s co-founder, gushed: “He’s really about peace and human rights and respecting justice.” Someone should ask Evans whether she thinks it is respectful of human rights when Ahmadinejad’s regime publicly hangs gay teenagers. Which brings to mind the most accurate description of Jodie Evans ever written, of course by George Orwell, long before Evans was born:

[T]here is a minority of intellectual pacifists whose real though unadmitted motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration of totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writings of younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States. Moreover they do not as a rule condemn violence as such, but only violence used in defense of western countries. … Pacifist literature abounds with equivocal remarks which, if they mean anything, appear to mean that statesmen of the type of Hitler are preferable to those of the type of Churchill, and that violence is perhaps excusable if it is violent enough. After the fall of France, the French pacifists, faced by a real choice which their English colleagues have not had to make, mostly went over to the Nazis… All in all it is difficult not to feel that pacifism, as it appears among a section of the intelligentsia, is secretly inspired by an admiration for power and successful cruelty.