Move America Forward is a small group of right-wingers under the leadership of Melanie Morgan. Morgan is a second-string Ann Coulter, a tireless propagandist who never lets a little inaccuracy stand in the way of her rosy vision of victory in Iraq. She shares her extremist views by means of her pressure group's mailing lists and her morning talk show program on San Francisco's KSFO.
Morgan is terribly upset by the release of the report of the Iraq Study Group. She fears that George W. Bush—whom she often criticizes for not being conservative enough—will fold under pressure from the learned elders of his father's administration and agree to a thinly disguised cut-and-run policy. Morgan has issued a hilarious missive to rally her troops in defense of a stay-the-course program. She didn't mean for her message to be amusing. Her tunnel vision prevents her from seeing just how funny she is. Can you find the punch line in Morgan's call to arms?
We had to know that the Iraq Study Group would be short-sighted when it was announced that the members of the group were politicians and political insiders.Sorry! I couldn't help myself. The emphasis was added by me. It wasn't in the original. Without a thought in her amazing brain, Morgan actually criticized the Iraq Study Group for its lack of personal connection to the civil war in Iraq. Here's a statement that she did not write, perhaps because it's too true:
None of the principal members of the Iraq Study Group have served in Iraq or had immediate family members who served in Iraq.
None of these members even bothered to visit the peaceful part of Iraq—Iraqi Kurdistan—to see where things were working out well.
Move America Forward has issued the “Gold Star Families Iraq Survey Group Report” which is authored by several individuals who have either served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or had a family member who had served.
None of the principal members of the Bush administration have served in Iraq or had immediate family members who served in Iraq.Morgan apparently thinks it's okay if a bunch of privileged civilians get to play soldier with real blood and guts (blood and guts conveniently belonging to other people), but it's shockingly presumptuous for a panel of similarly privileged patricians to pass judgment on the egregious errors of the first group.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is famous for (among other things) saying that “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” and Walt Whitman boldly proclaimed, “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Morgan, however, would never admit that she contradicts herself. Oh, no: She had achieved foolish inconsistency.