US Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony on the need to destroy the Islamic State could have been most convincing, if it wasn’t for signs reading “Congress Stop Obama’s War” and “More War More Extremists” held by CodePink activists behind his back.
Activists of the pro-peace, anti-militarist movement surrounded Kerry with shocking pink signs as he gave testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, making a case for the Obama administration’s Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) strategy.
The testimony was being broadcast into the homes of millions of Americans by national TV channels.
“ISIL (IS) must be defeated. Period. End of story,”Kerry said, stressing that despite a long history of debates on overseas military campaigns, he thinks that “all” will be able to agree with this statement.
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