While the right-wing Blogosphere has moved on to the Cambodia schelp after failing to get anywhere with the Swift Boat crap, MoveOn.org has announced the winner of their "Real People" ad campaign. It details the real lie about war in this campaign, and is told by Lee Buttrill
, a Marine Corps veteran who has returned from the war that is still raging:We were given these idea that there's weapons of mass destruction, but where are the weapons of mass destruction? They said they were so sure where they were, but where are they? When we were over there, we looked around. I was, I was on an intelligence gathering team. We looked, we looked in scientific installations. We never found anything. It was just a lie and it wasn't a proper use of American troops. It wasn't a proper use of my life, or my friends' lives, or the marines who I've seen die around me. It was not a proper use.
Pure and simple, the administration lied about WMDs in order to go to war. They had been planning to lie about them to go to war even if the September 11th attacks never took place.
This is a very good ad. Watch it here. MoveOn plans to air it during the RNC, so consider contributing and helping them out.