Wednesday, November 30, 2005

MoveOn Supports the Troops? Yeah, Right.

Watch MoveOn.org's latest anti-war propaganda.

Like most of what MoveOn puts out, it is a Bush-bashing ad that pretends to be arguing for American soldiers and their families, but really argues against them. The add points out that the soldiers will miss the holidays because of the war and it shows a turkey dinner and crying wives and blames Bush for it all.

But in typical fashion, the radical leftists over at MoveOn got so caught up in displaying their anti-war message that they neglected to realize obvious facts. The pictures of American soliders that MoveOn used are actually not even of U.S. Troops, they are instead photos of British troops.

In the video, MoveOn's soldier picture depicts one of the soldiers wearing shorts, which are not a part of the any normal American uniform. Furthermore, the pants the other soldiers are wearing are British pattern fatigues, not American. The bottom line is that the clowns over at MoveOn purport to be in support of the troops when they don't even know what an American solider looks like.

But it gets worse.

The photo on MoveOn's webpage of their ad is different from what is actually seen in the ad. The lefties at MoveOn had the nerve to photoshop the still shot of the British soldiers to make it look as if they were American troops, putting pants on the soldier who was originally wearing shorts in the ad.

It isn't enough that they get the facts completely wrong, but then they go ahead and try to cover it all up. Unfortunately for the MoveOn crowd, they've been caught in yet another lie about essential facts.

I wonder, given its blatant disregard for detail, how can anyone see MoveOn as a credible source of information?


For more on the idiocy of MoveOn, Michelle Malkin has a good roundup of links, including pictures.

UPDATE:
MoveOn has pulled the absurd anti-war ad from its website.
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal political group MoveOn.org has yanked a video ad from its website after being criticized for using images of British soldiers to represent Americans in Iraq.

The 30-second ad, which also began running on CNN and cable stations during the Thanksgiving weekend, stated that "150,000 American men and women are stuck in Iraq" this holiday season.

But the ad showed soldiers who were "not wearing U.S. uniforms," according to a Pentagon spokesman who was interviewed by Cybercast News Service Wednesday, approximately two hours before the Internet version of the ad was pulled from the MoveOn.org website.
I guess the best way to avoid criticism for putting out 1) an ad that falsely represents American soldiers, and 2) then doctoring photos to cover up the fact that you falsely represented them, is to pretend the ad and the cover-up never existed.

UPDATE #2:
It turns out that the video ad is still on the MoveOn.org website, but only the doctored photo has been pulled. Apparently this particular anti-war message was just too important to pull, despite its obvious disregard for the truth.