Apr 9, 2009 68 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
An insidious, treacherous, anti-military, anti-democracy and anti-capitalist organization called “Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America”, IAVA, is posing as a veteran’s aid and support group in an attempt to turn the last non-Leftist bastion of America into the Left’s mightiest arm of real force.
They are dedicated to one mission, and one mission only: indoctrinate the average service member into a Leftist ideologue loyal to George Soros’ and Obama’s neo-Marxist revolution. Go to this link and scroll down to the bottom, and you will see the IAVA’s “report card” on politicians’ performance as supporters of the troops. John McCain is given a D, Barack Obama a B.
George Soros is a financier of the IAVA. ( From Blackfive: But Burden says what really bothers him about IAVAâ€™s report card is its insistence that its grades are nonpartisan. He points to IAVAâ€™s funding: Jonathan Soros, son of liberal financier George Soros, is sponsoring the groupâ€™s annual dinner next month. At the same time, the IAVA uses technology provided by Democracy in Action, a self-described â€œprogressive nonprofitâ€ that provides discount services to liberal groups. And, Burden points out, Rieckhoff once delivered the Democratic response to one of President Bushâ€™s radio addresses.) They used to operate under the moniker Operation Truth before they came up with the less radical sounding IAVA. Blackfive did an expose on Operation Truth.
The IAVA, led by Paul Rieckhoff, claims to operate as as a “non-partisan” group, but as you can tell by both the report card linked above, and the fact that Rieckhoff blogs exclusively for the Huffington Post as the face of the IAVA, they are anything but. You can put the fact that Rieckhoff makes such a bluster about his alleged “firecely non-partisan” stance into the “Me thinks thou do protest too much” file.
Anyone who operates behind such a curtain of blatant deception is a coward, a predator, and fits the vernacular appellation of “weasel”. Don’t presume that the term “traitor’ hasn’t come to my mind, either.
Predatory IAVA commercial:
From Rieckhoff’s propagada machine:
Paul Rieckhoff is the Executive Director and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). A non-partisan, non-profit founded in 2004 with tens of thousands of members in all 50 US states, IAVA is Americaâ€™s first and largest organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. IAVAâ€™s mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and their families.
Rieckhoff served as an Army First Lieutenant and infantry rifle platoon leader in Iraq from 2003-2004. He is now a nationally recognized authority on the war in Iraq and issues affecting troops, military families and veterans.
Rieckhoff has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Recent appearances include: NBCâ€™s â€œNightly News,â€ ABCâ€™s â€œWorld News With Charles Gibson,â€ CBSâ€™s â€œThe Early Showâ€, PBSâ€™s â€œTavis Smileyâ€ â€œThe Charlie Rose Show,â€ and â€œThe NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,â€ CNNâ€™s â€œAnderson Cooper 360,â€ MSNBCâ€™s â€œThe Rachel Maddow Show,â€ HBOâ€™s â€œReal Time with Bill Maher,â€ the â€œDr. Phil Showâ€ and numerous NPR programs.
He is a contributor to the New York Times, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek and a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, Military.com, and Scoop 44.
Click here to read why one former IAVA member left the group. To quote: “Today Iâ€™ve come to realize they are another hack organization masquerading as non-partisan.”