Wednesday, October 27, 2004

ACT Off the Wall
from the mind of  Evan Kruse.

My wife is a registered democrat, so I am lucky enough to see some of the mailings that target democrats. So, ACT, one of the left wing groups that has taken to some pretty interesting efforts in the final few days of the elections to make sure people don't vote for Bush. A very interesting flier came in the mail today. Upon initial viewing, you see this:

the image is comprised of little micetype in different shades and colors to create the image seen. (note, the smudge on the bottom is a blurred out name of my wife and our address.)

I was drawn toward the whole concept, it's kind of clever, and I like to be informed of the claims and arguments of people who think differently than I think. So, I put my face really close to the paper, and started reading the roughly 7 pin type that is really bunched together. And, I found this:

(Note: in the full image above, the location of this text is noted by the little yellow arrows, though this statement appears several times on the flyer.)

So, we can fully agree that ACT is off its rocker. To claim that there is no relationship between this terrorist organization and the attacks on 9/11 would go against so many reports and so much testimony by the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks himself. (By the way, he is referred to as KSM in the 9-11 comission's report.)

This is what we are up against. We try our best to keep the truth in mind, while the opposition just fabricates these lies. It is absolutely unethical.... and I've shown you the proof. So, if they have to use such lies like this to support their claim that 'it's not working'... then maybe their claims are just plain false as well.

Oh, the address for the Oregon Chapter of ACT is plainly visible on the upper image. Feel free to write to them and give them a piece of your mind.


Blogger cowgirlup said...

The sad (and maddening) thing is, they absolutely, positively believe that there were no links. Nope. None. No matter what evidence you point to, it was all a conspiracy cooked up in Texas at the Bush ranch (thank you, Ted Kennedy).

Perhaps it has something to do with my proximity to San Franfreakshow, but almost daily I run into people who buy that fertilizer hook line & sinker. Heck, two weeks ago I got into an argument about it over dinner with one of my husband's coworkers. I'd had enough of him trying to convince us that the war was all about the oil, man.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Sometimes our critical sensibilities only serve to fool us. I'm sorry but it appears you have misundestood this advertisement. Clearly the implication is that there is no relationship between 9-11 and Saddam Hussein or between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. This was a false allegation that the Bush administration put forward before the invasion and shied away from immediately afterwards. They've since distanced themselves from that because like the supposed vast WMD programs in Iraq it is untrue.

If you understand the context you would know that ACT is not suggesting that Al Qaeda is not responsible for 9-11.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

... then why didn't they say 'no links between Iraq and 9-11' or 'no links between Iraq and Al Qaeda'...

It would have been very easy to actually say that if that was what they meant. Why didn't they? Riddle me that!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Perhaps they assumed most people were intelligent enough to understand it. I got it right away.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Daredemo said...

And those of us who put forth the effort to actually read the Kay and Duelfer reports are intelligent enough to recognize that there in fact were connections between Saddam and Al Qaeda as well. Either way the flier and your statement are incorrect.

1:15 PM  

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