MoveOn.org removes “General Betray Us” ad from website
Something is missing from MoveOn.org’s website— the General “Betray Us” ad. It has been removed.
Last week General McChrystal resigned as head of the war in Afghanistan after making some controversial remarks and the president replaced him with General Petraeus.
We all remember General Petraeus. To many of us he is a hero and the man that won the war in Iraq with his plan for “the surge,” but to the left he was nothing but a toadie for President Bush– a man with no integrity that would sit in front of congress and tell them whatever President Bush told him to say.
When he testified in front of congress on the progress of his surge policy he was basically called a liar by Hillary Clinton, and MoveOn.org ran the now infamous “General Betray Us” ad.
That ad remained on MoveOn’s website right up until last Wednesday– the very day that the great general was named as General McChrystal’s replacement– when it suddenly and quietly vanished from the site.
Hmmm!? Interesting, isn’t it?
When the senate held a vote to show support for General Petraeus after the “General Betray Us” ad appeared in the New York Times, then senator Barack Obama didn’t even vote on the issue, (which was typical of him in those days), but in a time of crisis during the war– this time in Afghanistan– Barack Obama turned to the same man that President Bush once successfully turned to in Iraq. He may not have been willing to publicly support him then, but now that he is in charge of the war in Afghanistan he certainly supports him because he needs him. Barack Obama is learning the hard way that governing is much more harder than just sitting back and watching.
And suddenly– now that General Petraeus is Barack Obama’s choice– it appears as if General Petraeus is worthy of more respect by those on the left that tried so hard to discredit him and call him a liar. MoveOn had such strong anti-Petraeus and anti-Bush sentiment that they never removed the despicable ad from their website; but suddenly the website decides that while they probably will not come out and support the general outright or vociferously, they will at least stop running the defaming advertisement and stop condemning him publicly. This is so transparent, their hypocrisy is in full view here.
In all reality, it probably wasn’t General Petraeus that MoveOn.org opposed, but President Bush. Now that Barack Obama has turned to the general, MoveOn.org can support him, or at least ignore him, much the same way the media has been ignoring the war since Barack Obama became president.