couldn't the money used on this ad have fed some hungry children?
My sister Lisa (who is a great source of information and blogging material and should have her own blog) called me this morning to relay something she saw on Fox and Friends.
Susan Sarandon: "Before our kids start coming home in body bags, and women & children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know... What did Iraq do to us?"
Edward Peck (Former US Ambassador to Iraq) replies: "The answer is
nothing. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, nothing to do with Al Quaeda. it's neighbors dont even think ts a threat. invading Iraq will increase terrorism, not reduce it."
Black background w/white letters: WHY RUSH INTO WAR?
Black background w/white letters: LET THE INSPECTORS WORK.
While speaking, in the backgrounds are images of military cemetery, Iraqi woman and child, bombs, shelled buildings, and fire....
Let's leave that question alone for a minute.
True Majority seems to be an offshoot of Priorities, Inc., which itself is the parent of Entertainers for Sensible Priorities, which boasts as one of its members that paragon of truth and virtue, Ted Turner. You know, Ted. The guy who married the woman who embraced our enemies in the Vietnam war; the guy who said the hijackers of the planes on September 11 were "brave."
True Majority itself was founded by Ben Cohen, the hippy who founded Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and the man who has spearheaded a campaign to let a cop-killer go free.
Now that you know about the people behind this "public service announcement," let's address the words in the ad.
Just as the left is crying for proof that Iraq has weapons and that Iraq has ties to al-Queda, they should offer proof that Iraq does not have ties to Muslim terrorists or that they had nothing to do with September 11.
However, it is widely known as fact that Saddam himself pays the families of Palestinian sucide bombers. But that does not matter to the very people who embrace these terrorists and the families who praise their terror as victims.
True Majority wants world peace, wants to end poverty and hunger, wants the world to be a wonderful place full of happy, shiny people.
Yet they ask the questions "What has Iraq done to us?"
A bit isolationist, no?
Let's ask instead what have the leaders of Iraq have done to their own people. I think we all know the answer to that.
Why doesn't Susan Sarandon care? Why doesn't TrueMajority.org want to free the people of Iraq?
Or perhaps they do want to free the people, but in their simple minds, they think we can just ask Saddam to stop - maybe if we ask real nice - and he will.
Well we did. 12 years later, we are still waiting
UPDATE: Nick Gillespie at Hit and Run blogs that the spot is supposed to ad before the State of the Union address tonight.