Sep 10, 2007

MoveOn.Org runs full page NYT ad on Petraeus

Thank you to the Rethug idiots in the Congressional hearing this morning for informing the world about MoveOn's full page ad running in the NYT today. They gave them more publicity than MoveOn could ever hope

Here is the ad on MoveOn's site. The headline is: General Petraeus or General Betray Us? The sub-header is; Cooking the Books for the White House. Below is part of the supporting documentation MoveOn gives for citing Petraeus as Bush's lapdog:

General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts. In 2004, just before the election, he said there was “tangible progress“ in Iraq and that “Iraqi leaders are stepping forward.”
Washington Post, “Battling for Iraq,” by David H. Petraeus. 9/26/04 (see below)

And last week Petraeus, the architect of the escalation of troops in Iraq , said ”We say we have achieved progress, and we are obviously going to do everything we can to build on that progress.”
The Australian, “Surge Working: Top US General,” by Dennis Shanahan. 8/31/07

Every independent report on the ground situation in Iraq shows that the surge strategy has failed.
GAO report, 9/4/07
NIE report, 8/23/07
Jones report, CSIS, 9/6/07

Yet the General claims a reduction in violence. That’s because, according to the New York Times, the Pentagon has adopted a bizarre formula for keeping tabs on violence. For example, deaths by car bombs don’t count.
“Time to Take a Stand,” by Paul Krugman. 9/7/07

The Washington Post reported that assassinations only count if you're shot in the back of the head -- not the front.
“Experts Doubt Drop in Violence in Iraq,” by Karen DeYoung. 9/6/07 l

According to news reports, there have been more civilian deaths and more American soldier deaths in the past three months than in any other summer we’ve been there.
The Associated Press, “Violence Appears to Be Shifting from Baghdad.” 8/25/07
National Public Radio, “Statistics the Weapon of Choice in Surge Debate,” by Guy Raz. 9/6/07
Associated Press, “Key Figures About Iraq Since the War Began in 2003.” 9/5/07

Check out the MoveOn site for the rest of the ad..its quite good. You can't buy the kind of publicity the idiot Rethugs at the hearing gave MoveOn today..three cheers for the nimrods!!!

Ok..General Betray Us is now speaking..gotta go!

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