Freedom’s Watch is about selling the war based on the flimsiest of foundations and relying on pure emotional manipulation. It is born of the desperation of Bush lackeys and blindly irrational supporters who see their neocon dreams crashing and burning in the fires of reality. Their grand plans of Christian American hegemony in the twenty-first century is increasingly obvious to Americans and the world as a product of the fantasyland delusions of one barely literate, mentally deficient, out-of-his-depth pretender to the seat of power little boy who in turn, is a neocon puppet.
If the White House is thinking this campaign is going to save the reputation of their war, I think they had better think again. Of course, thinking twice may be something that is beyond them.
These ads are as obviously fabricated as General Petraeus’ “independent and objective” analysis claiming a turn-around in the disaster of the invasion of Iraq based on the level of violence in one Shia-free Sunni province. The timing of the release of these ads in conjunction with Petraeus’ report to congress did not work because both are bogus. The distraction method of faux outrage and condemnation of the Moveon Petraeus/Betrayus ad in the NYT is backfiring. The members of congress who voted to condemn that ad now have to explain why there is no outrage over the American Conservative Petraeus cover story, “Sycophant Savior.”
Nobody who has a brain supports this war or believes the lies.
Most Americans are not stupid. An alarming number of them are, but a majority are not. All of this staged surge success story is obviously the most ridiculous hyperbole heralded by an embarrassment of a president who causes thinking people to cringe when he opens his mouth. The Freedom’s Watch campaign touting one more “turning point” in this disaster as indicative of a turnaround in a war we have a chance of winning, whatever that, according to Bush, now is, is just more vaporous smoke.
We know Bush is delusional and lies when he breathes and believes the most incredibly nonsensical of things.
Against all sanity and the wishes of the great majority of us, his bosses, Bush is destroying the military, sacrificing an astronomical number of human lives and driving the country to economic ruin to keep us in Iraq. He and his supporters use sophomoric propaganda methods like this ad campaign and the highly hyped Petraeus report, that are an insult to an intelligent, thinking human being, in support of their madness. This, (pardon my French) crap is not convincing anyone outside the lamestream media and the rightwing Koolaid connoisseurs who love warprop ads.
But the Bush neocons have their bases in Iraq and they think that means that everything will be fine, regardless of the total stupidity of the assumption that those bases will guarantee us control of middle-eastern oil in perpetuity and that American influence will spread through the region like sunshine and they will all love us and our freedoms as we plunder their wealth and keep them in poverty. Regardless of 70% opposition of the citizens of this, our own supposed democracy to their madness, they persist. And they run their ridiculous ads and cook every book they can get their hands on and hide their machinations behind a wall of “national security” claims. They deflect from and distort truth with abandon and as a matter of course.
The Bush administration will fail. Even if they engineer this whole fiasco so that whatever we, the people do or say, there will be troops in Iraq in perpetuity, they will fail with the usual consequences for the United States.
Instead of developing alternative energy sources we are sacrificing all for oil, for fossil fuels that are polluting our atmosphere and killing our planet. Instead of spreading benevolent American influence that the Freedom’s Watch ads herald so duplicitously, we are exponentially creating terrorists who hate us, many among the thousands of Iraqi refugees inside and outside of their own country. We are in league with Saudi-Arabia, a monarchy and Pakistan, a military dictatorship against Iran, a democracy with an elected president, for control of the future of Iraq. The hypocrisy of this situation is not lost on the world.
We will pay, once again, for all this mayhem we have caused in the cause of empire building. There will only be more despotic rulers spawned and we will sanctimoniously fight more wars against them if they cross us. That is, if we have the wherewithal to do so.
So, don’t show us anymore ads featuring grieving mothers and injured soldiers to further that agenda.