The Moveon Ad

Take a look at the General Betray Us ad here.  Now let me point you to this part:

According to the Associated Press, 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. We’ll hear of neighborhoods where violence has decreased. But we won’t hear that those neighborhoods have been ethnically cleansed.

Did Moveon just insinuate that American soldiers are engaging in ethnic cleansing?  Did they just insinuate that we are comitting genocide?

Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but if they are trying to say that Iraqis are doing it, they picked the weaseliest, most vague way of doing it possible.

4 Comments

  1. Nomen Nescio says:

    i think they’re insinuating that the U.S. is either unable to stop various iraqi factions from ethnically cleansing each others’ neighborhoods, or at least willing to ignore its going on. if not even incompetent to realize that it’s going on.

    and frankly, i’d be willing to believe any one or more of those, myself.

    they may be using so much vagueness (too much, IMAO) because they’re for some reason unwilling to point out that, yeah, america broke it so america should clean it up and maintain order, yet isn’t. i’m not sure why they should be reticent to point that out. maybe they’re just trying to conserve verbiage to keep the quote at sound-bite length?

  2. R says:

    Reading too much into vague wording.

  3. Hi,

    Thought this news might be of some interest to your readers:

    NEW moveon.org TV ad coming out on Monday Sept 17th…basically calling President Bush a traitor.

    Catch it here:
    MoveOn.org TV Ad

    For General David Betray Us fans or not:
    General David Betray Us

    Have a great weekend!
    Steve

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    They’re communists, you can’t expect much from them least of all the truth.