By Jake Tapper
Wednesday 09 May 2007
In an act of defiance perhaps not seen since President Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur, today the anti-war veterans group VoteVets.org, which has been influential with Capitol Hill Democrats, is launching a half-million-dollar TV ad campaign featuring Maj Gen John Batiste (Ret.), former commanding general of the first infantry division in Iraq.
The ad begins with a clip President George W. Bush saying "I have always said that I will listen to the requests of our commanders on the ground."
Batiste then appears, saying, "Mr. President, you did not listen. You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps. I left the Army in protest in order to speak out. Mr. President, you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women."
The video was shown on Olbermann's news program, and it is impressive!
Thank you VoteVets.org for your courage and excellent values!
From the article:
Meanwhile, at the VFW headquarters in DC later today, according to the ARMY TIMES, an "Appeal for Courage" petition signed by 2,700 current and former service members supporting continued U.S. combat operations in Iraq will be given to House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC.
"The petition was organized by two U.S. service members serving in Iraq, Navy Lt. Jason Nichols, serving in Baghdad, and Minnesota National Guard Staff Sgt. David Thul, who is conducting convoy operations in Iraq with the 34th Infantry Division," the newspaper reports.
I have been receiving DVDs from the VFW, wanting me to send them payment for articles I did not order, nor do I wish to have them. I sent them one letter saying I do not want these or anything from the VFW because they continually support George Bush and Dick Cheney and I don't. I will now send them another letter telling them every time I receive anything from them I will send a donation to VoteVets.org. I don't have to tell them it has to be a very small donation, but it will be a donation.
I do not support war mongers if I can help it!!!