Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Moveon ad Hits McCain hard

By: Harry Waisbren

Here's a new Moveon McCain ad of a mother discussing whether or not her infant child will be a part of McCain's grand plan for a 100 year war in Iraq (via Raw Story):

“Hi John McCain,” the woman says, holding her infant son on her knee. “This is Alex. And he’s my first. So far his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog. That, and making my heart pound every time I look at him. And so, John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for 100 years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can’t have him.”

Powerful stuff----I certainly hope progressives continue to emphasize the amoral nature of this war by humanizing the effect. This is a major pressure point considering we haven't even been able to see the caskets of our returning soldiers who have fallen, and our nation's political discourse is in desperate need of a reality check about the true cost of this war.

Laura Flanders emphaszied this point in a post at Firedoglake regarding the endless Tim Russert obituaries when she said "I know it’s possibly a subversive thought and heaven forbid – but – what if in journalism --- mourning – not to mention expressing feeling wasn’t saved up just for journalists? What then, do you think?

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