There are two major veterans groups trying to make a splash in this year’s election, one conservative and the other broadly liberal. Both, says NPR’s Peter Overby, will attempt to have an impact on the order of the 2004 efforts of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. It sounds like the anti-war group will have the edge this year.
In Vote Vets’ latest ad to feature a general speaking out against the war, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton refutes one of the administration’s favorite talking points: “President Bush says he listens to his military commanders. Well, Mr. President, I was one of those commanders and you weren’t listening when we warned you of the dangers we’d face invading Iraq.”