On a day meant to commemorate the service and sacrifice of America's fighting men and women, Sal Pace is choosing to spend it with a group that wants to dismantle the US military entirely. The Pueblo Chieftain reports Pace will attend an event sponsored by the Howard Zinn Veterans for Peace.
The groups' stated mission is "to abolish war as an instrument of national policy." Pace will join a coterie of leftist stooges like Cindy Sheehan who have in the past stood with a group that defends North Korea and Hamas. At a time when Israel is under assault from the Obama administration, it's telling that Pace will spend Memorial Day with a group opposed to Israel's self defense against terrorist attacks from groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Here's one of the group's resolutions on North Korea:
Now, Therefore, Veterans for Peace (VFP), meeting at its national convention in Duluth, Minnesota, August 17, 2002, Calls upon our government to stop all threats of pre-emptive military strikes against North Korea and enter into serious negotiations with North Korea to end the Korean War officially by signing a peace treaty and normalizing our relations with North Korea;
…Calls for the immediate re-start of the withdrawal of our 37,000 troops from South Korea;
…Calls upon our government to establish an independent commission to investigate the U.S. war crimes committed in Korea and provide a formal apology and reparation to the Korean victims of U.S. war crimes, including the civilian victims of No Gun Ri massacre in South Korea;
Here's a particularly timely one on Israel and Hamas:
Whereas, Israel has ignored the long-standing offer of the Arab League, including Hamas, to provide diplomatic recognition and guaranteed security to Israel upon compliance with UN resolutions 194, 242 and 338, thereby prolonging its violation of Palestinian human rights.
Therefore Be It Resolved that Veterans For Peace shall recommend that:
(1) all military aid be withheld from Israel under the Arms Export Control Act, including any transfer of U.S. nuclear materials or technology; and
(2) all other foreign aid be conditional upon Israel's compliance with international law, in particular the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention and long-established international laws of armed conflict, United Nations resolutions, and Israel's duties as a United Nations member state;
Last week we encouraged the press to find out where Bennet, Udall and Perlmutter stand on Obama's assault on Israel. We guess we don't have to make that same request in regards to Sal Pace. By standing with those directly opposed to both Israel's and America's right to self-defense against violent enemies who seek to do these two nations harm, Pace has made a very clear statement about where he stands. And it's to the extreme left wing of this country.