29 June 2006

I dunno...

The things people get upset about.

The New York Times is upset that the government is monitoring international electronic money transfers, although an independent auditing firm has been hired to make sure only terrorist-related transactions are targeted.

At the same time Senator Feingold is upset that the war in Iraq has caused us to take our "eye off the ball" in terms of terrorism and as proof quotes Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai as saying he’s concerned that we’re not dealing with the financing of terrorists.

Then there's all that weird griping from the NYT and others about how the Administration won't allow coffins of fallen Soldiers to be photographed, but neither they nor the AP cover this story.

And in the mailbox this morning I find this from Move America Forward.

Anti-War Crowd Goes Crazy Over Pro-Troop Message

Liberal activists dishonor pro-military ad, calling it "propaganda" and "trash"

The pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, unveiled a new television ad last week that thanks American troops for "a job well done" in the war on terrorism. The ad, entitled "America Thanks You" is currently airing nationwide on cable news channels (watch for it Thursday, June 29th between 5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern on the Fox News Channel network during "The Big Story" and "Special Report with Brit Hume"). The commercial message has so far been seen by over 2 million American households.

The ad has created an uproar in the anti-war community, which is furious about the decision by networks to allow the ad to be aired. In phone calls, emails and posting on Internet websites the anti-war crowd has called the ad "propaganda" and say it shouldn't be shown on American TV airwaves. Some posters have gone to the extremes, calling for the execution of President George Bush.

You can watch the ad for yourself and try and understand what exactly it is that has anti-war activsits so upset. Read a small sampling of the comments taken from the website where the ad is hosted online, to read the hateful comments from anti-war advocates. You can also post a comment to refute the attacks by liberal anti-war activists - just type your comment in at the bottom of this page.

Is it just me?

Thanks to Mudville Gazette for the Open Post.

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