The furor over the MoveOn.org is still going strong. Myself, I believe MoveOn.org is a terrorist operation. Terror doesn’t come just in the form of physical violence or the threat of physical violence. Ask any abused spouse what is worse, the physical abuse or the mental abuse? Just look how many of our own government officials are afraid of them; a full quarter of them. One was so scared he left before casting a vote on the resolution (Obama).
Now the New York Times is claiming a mistake was made and the executive who approved the ad states: “Steph Jespersen, the executive who approved the ad, said that, while it was “rough,” he regarded it as a comment on a public official’s management of his office and therefore acceptable speech for The Times to print.”
Now, being a military spouse for a great number of years doesn’t make me a military expert but: Since when is an Army General a public official? I asked this question on Captain’s Quarters but nobody thought it dignified an answer.
On Amy’s blog, I pointed out that MoveOn’s ad affected each and every person who has loved ones in Iraq. That’s an immeasurable amount of unnecessary pain and anguish thrust upon a group of people who are just ordinary citizens like you and me. I know how I’d feel if my son were still over there when that ad came out in the ‘Times.
The list of those who wouldn’t condemn the MoveOn ad can be found here: Hang Right Politics. All this effort wasted on Primary elections but still useful I suppose. Think about these people and ask yourself which you would choose for the highest office in the country. Indeed, how many of them deserve reelection for their present office?
Further food for thought can be found in these:
The Oath of Enlistment (for enlistees):
“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
The Oath of Office (for officers):
“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”
For those who think I might be overly harsh in my assessment of MoveOn.org as a terrorist operation, please read this: George Soros: The Man, The Mind And The Money Behind MoveOn