November 28, 2007


The anti-war phonies (JOHN BRUHNS, 11/19/07, Philadelphia Inquirer)

I CAME HOME from Iraq in February 2004 and since then have fought tooth and nail for an end to the war.

I did so because I believe the war is immoral and illegal. I aligned myself with some high- profile lobbying organizations who I believed would have the most significant impact on ending the war. In doing so, I detached myself from the people of this country who are honestly committed to ending the war.

I traded my convictions for "special interest" groups who sometimes seem to be in place simply to smear those who disagree with their political agenda. But the agenda is not anti-war. The war is used by these organizations as ammunition against political foes - primarily Republicans. They are the enemy despite the fact that many Democrats vote the same way.

It was very hard for me to go "off the reservation." I didn't want to face the fact that these anti-war groups had other aims.

We watched as legislation that had no substantial impact on ending the war was debated. There ARE anti-war resolutions still floating out there that call for a real end to the war, but the groups I worked for wouldn't spend one dime to promote legislation considered out of the mainstream of the Democratic Party.

Any genuine anti-war message was filtered through media consultants who provide politically correct "talking points" to veterans for them to carry out a phony message that is beneficial to the campaign.

We threatened Republicans with "political extinction" if they didn't change their votes on Iraq. It was a partisan tactic that got us nowhere fast.

When I worked with these organizations, I did nothing to actually stop the war. I only put on a good show that would catch the attention of the media.

...W is ending the war by winning it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2007 6:00 PM

He's just Cindy Sheehan redux.

Posted by: Twn at November 29, 2007 11:10 AM

It's history repeating as farce. Last time it was the Nuclear Freeze Movement, today it's the Lose Now Movement.

As with both, evil will fail and good will prevail.

Oh, and the Left will get another merit badge for trying to build Hell.

Posted by: Luciferous at November 29, 2007 11:49 AM

If a guy this naive managed to survive for any period of time in Iraq, then it must indeed be safer there than journalists would have us believe!

Posted by: ZF at November 29, 2007 1:30 PM