Proving that even the big boys are subject to getting scammed Miller High Life has thrown their lot in with a group called Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of American (IAVA) for a promotion. The name of the group probably has a lot to do with how easy Miller got taken, but they should have done a little research.
I have written about this group before, they are a partisan political front group for the Democrats. They manage to fly under the radar because they don't do a lot of publicity-whore stuff their more radical associates in Code Pink or IVAW Iraq Veterans Against the War do, but they do have the ear of liberals in Congress, which is what make them dangerous. The guys over at This Ain't Hell have done numerous takedowns of this group and especially their leader, some guy who spent four months running a motor pool in Kuwait and came out of it with the combined wisdom of the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff and began spouting off to anybody who would stick a microphone in his face how everything we were doing was wrong. You see, that is how his name became known. You don't think anybody who actually supported the troops and their mission would be welcome in the halls of Congress during the Bush years, do you?
Even with politics aside, if this group did work to assist veterans I might be able to look beyond this alliance, but the fact is they work against veterans. They have been strong advocates for raising our medical insurance rates, reducing the size of the military budget and troop strength as well as contributing heavily to other groups who are carrying out far more radical anti-war activities.
No, Miller, you should have done some research, and with this coming on the Memorial Day weekend, this could very well turn out to be disastrous for them as word of this alliance spreads among the veteran community.
Now, pass me a Sam Adams.
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