Here is the ad, entitled “100” that the Democratic National Committee put out earlier last week, discussing John McCain and the Iraq War:
(Note, I’ve received information that the troops here were probably only injured, and not killed.) Did you notice at 8 seconds, the video of the explosion and the 2 soldiers being blown down (and presumably dying being injured, and possibly worse)? That right there is DISRESPECTFUL and DISHONORING to those men. They sacrificed their lives for the sake of this country, and the DNC has NO RIGHT to use their deaths injuries for political gain. I don’t care who you are, from John McCain to Hillary Clinton, images of troops being injured or killed should NEVER be used for political gain. Now, obviously if somebody wants to show images of themselves being injured (perhaps somebody wants to start a PAC and show the effects of the war), then that’s fine, but when you use images of our troops being injured, without permission, that is one of the most disgraceful and un-American things possible.
This isn’t even to mention the fact that the “100 years” quote is taken out of context. McCain was referring to a situation like South Korea, where we are STILL there, but not getting attacked. Why don’t people have a problem with our troops being in South Korea? Probably because people don’t even know we’re still there. I have no problem with troops being in Iraq in 100 years, as long as we don’t have a lot of them over there, and as long as they aren’t there to take the place of Iraqi forces who aren’t doing their jobs.
Shame on the DNC for putting this ad out, and shame on Obama and Clinton for not denouncing it.
I don’t think we should have gone into Iraq, but I sure don’t think that images like this should be used to benefit ANYBDOY politically.
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