I first heard rumor of this “General Betray Us” ad plan Friday night and it sounded dumb. And when I saw it this kornng it looked dumb. But not nearly as dumb as the House Republicans look endlessly harping on it at the hearing. This war is serious stuff — literally a matter of life and death — and here they are screwing around like children.
Meanwhile the basic point of the MoveOn ad — that it doesn’t make sense for the public or the congress to make policy on the basis of secret data that’s at odds with publicly available assssments as well as work by the GAO, CIA, and DIA — is eminently sensible. Petraeus’ slides are just random pictures with no sourcing, it’s ridiculous.