Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Moveon's Turkey

Today's WSJ Best of the Web includes this gem:

The above image is taken from a Moveon.org ad showing "American Soldiers" in Iraq. There's only one problem...the ad apparently features British soldiers, according to a US Army captain:

These are not your normal everyday U.S. soldiers though. If you look at the frame they are actually British soldiers. One is in shorts (we don't have shorts as a normal combat uniform) and the others are all clearly wearing British pattern fatigues. So, my point is that these [turkeys] pretend to argue on my behalf and bash the president in the name of my crying wife, and they don't even know what an American soldier looks like! Anyway, it really [ticked] me off.
As Glenn Reynolds once said, "Heh".

Update: My hawk-eyed brother and RFTR noted the moveon.org online ad I featured above had been photoshopped from the video to make the British troops look more Yank-like. I make the comparison below, click on the image for a larger view.

They do know what American soldiers look like after all!


Here is another view



Update: Bad Example notes, Moveon actually photoshopped the pair of pants from the soldier to the right. This reminded me of NYC mayoral candidate C. Virginia Fields and her own photoshop problems.

Update: Generation Why notes an ironic moment in the ad: "Where are the Republicans?" Perhaps Moveon.org subconsciously realizes just who is fighting to keep them safe.



Update: The Blogmeister answers Moveon's ad.

Update: The graphic above was used on Brit Hume's Grapevine segment (11/30).

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