Sometimes a story comes along that may look to be something particular, but then turns out not to be. The story written by Associated Press (AP) journalist Patrick Condon titled: "Sign Tallying Iraq Casualties Causes Stir" is just such a story.
Condon seeks to portray
The sign reads, "Remember the Fallen Heroes," and contains three tallies: the number of American troops killed in
Thought AP characterizes Cameron’s "refusal to take it down despite Army requests," it is, in fact, Democrat Steve Kelley’s
Cameron says that he considers himself "pro-veteran," which is like saying that you are "for the troops," a favorite refrain from liberals and Democrats as they then declare that the war is unwinnable, as Howard Dean did a few weeks ago, or demand immediate withdrawal, as Congressman John Murtha did nearly a fortnight ago.
Some even say they are "for the troops" and "pro-military" as they then proceed to characterize U.S. forces as terrorists, like Senator John Kerry did on national TV on
But Mr. Cameron is anti-war, as he himself says so in an interview with local NBC affiliate station News6 in Duluth, Minnesota. In his own words, Cameron says: "I consider the sign to be a pro veteran sign, not an anti war sign."
Yet further down in the report filed by NBC's News6 Kellie LaVoie, Cameron says this to a question asked of Cameron by CNN: “Do you consider yourself anti–war?”
“I consider myself pro veteran. I don't believe in the war in
A distinction without a difference? I leave that to you, the discerning reader. But I for one see a better late-than-never anti-war activist feeling quite at home with the local Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Kelley. Cameron, by the way, is a campaign volunteer for the Kelley campaign, and has plans for a National anti-war appeal, ala Cindy Sheehan.
"Cameron said he's always regretted not speaking out against
He said he's contacted several manufacturers to produce and market a line of signs like his that war opponents could post on their lawns or elsewhere. A portion of the profits would go to veterans’ organizations.
"I'm in awe of what's happening here," Cameron said. "If that sign can be used as a force for good, then it's worth it."
Meanwhile, the sign that Cameron posts says nothing regarding "veteran’s rights," or proposed "cuts in benefits," but instead engages in a national media pastime of counting aloud the dead among