During his wide-ranging speech today on terrorists, Gitmo and what’s left of the war, President Obama was heckled by Code Pink. Tweeters praised him for deftly handling his heckler. He may have handled it so well because he has long been friends with his “heckler.”

Here he is in a photo from 2009. The woman in his arm is Jodie Evans, Obama donor and founder of Code Pink.

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Code Pink has consistently agitated on behalf of terrorists, and against US policy, through the Bush and Obama administrations. During the heckling today, Obama said that what Code Pink, which has a Fidel Castro supporter among its founders, says is “worth listening to.”