General Betray Us Ad Removed By MoveOn.org – MoveOn.org will be removing an ad that they have been running from their active campaigns that was used to blast General David Petraeus. The ad, whichhad said; “General Petraeus or General Betray Us,” had been running since 2007, when they accused Petraeus of “cooking the books” for the Bush administration and lying in order to justify the war.
Petraeus has run into a number of controversies throughout his tenure, and this ad is a reflection of MoveOn.org’s push for change at the position. With him now taking over the war in Afghanistan, MoveOn.org removed all of their information regarding the ad after General David Petraeus was appointed to his new position. There is no word on whether or not the site was asked to do so, or if they did so on their own accord.
The change on their site was noted by a number of political bloggers. It is interesting that they would remove the ad now, as McChrystal leaves and Petraeus enters in order to right the ship in Afghanistan.
McChrystal had made a number of remarks in Rolling Stone Magazine that ultimately led to his dismissal from the position. He was part of numerous controversies before the interview appeared in Rolling Stone which also likely contributed to the situation.
Some have speculated that MoveOn.Org removed the information because Petraeus had been nominated by Barack Obama, a democrat. Because MoveOn.org is considered to be a left wing website, they likely did not want to go against the choices made by a democrat, and decided to remove the information.