Surely this is some kind of Commie-symp-terrorist-lovin’-troop-hatin’ plot?
In the past 24 hours, MoveOn, perhaps the most powerful liberal advocacy group in the country, has raised $275,000 for the United Services Organizations (USO) for calling cards for U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The USO may be most associated with Bob Hope-type visits to troops overseas, but the non-partisan organization is clearly comfortable partnering with MoveOn if the cause helps soldiers stationed overseas during the holidays.
MoveOn.org emailed its 3.3 million members this week asking them to donate $15 for the USO’s Operation Phone Home program, and the membership rapidly responded with the donations. MoveOn conducted a similar operation a few years ago around Christmas time when its members donated 16 million frequent flier miles to the troops.
Eli Pariser, the executive director of MoveOn.org’s Civic Action program, says the group sees no inconsistency between its anti-war political message and its Christmas generosity for the troops.
Love the framing of the writer though. Anti-War means anti-troops because only troop haters are not war lovers.
Or something like that.
I’m sure this is further confirmation that the USO is an anti-American organization for Bill O’Reilly. After all, troop supporting means offering American soldiers memberships in conservative bloviator fan clubs, supporting the "greatest cause of all" profitable ignorance.