Bravo to MoveOn
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I got to watch much of the testimony of General Petraueus in Congress early this week.
The Republicans kept showing off a MoveOn.org ad in the NY Times that asked if General Petraeus was really General Betray Us. It worked. Now every time I hear his name I hear the MoveOn slogan.
Betray Us Betray Us Betray Us.
I think the next MoveOn ad should be a straight FAQ on Iraq.
Q: Is it making American safer?
Q: Could the money we're spending in Iraq be put to better use?
A. Yes, of course. To say nothing of the American and Iraqi lives that are being wasted.
Q: Did the President commit impeachable offenses in selling the war in Iraq?
A: Yes, of course.
Q: Will we win or lose in Iraq?
A: No. We are occupying Iraq. There's no enemy that we're trying to depose. There's no victory possible, as there is no losing possible.
Key point: Nothing any of us could say would get Bush to say "Oh geez, you're right, we really fucked up. Let's fix this as soon as possible." So stop arguing with him as if this could possibly happen.
Just focus on what we believe.