MoveOn.org has its latest target: Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), who announced last week that he supported the troop surge after a recent trip to Iraq.
Now MoveOn.org has launched a television advertisement against the 5-term congressman, calling his position "immoral" and urging him to support a withdrawal of troops. The ad will be airing on cable in the Vancouver, Washington media market.
Baird wrote an op-ed in the Seattle Times that the troops "deserve our continued support and more time to succeed." In 2003, Baird voted against the Iraq war and, more recently, joined his party in voting against the surge in a nonbinding resolution.
"Congressman Baird's new position, in favor of keeping our troops in an unnwinnable civil war in Iraq, is out of line with the majority of his district and the nation," said MoveOn's Nita Chaudhary in a statement. "Voters don't want to continue down a failed path. They want representatives who will stand up to President Bush's reckless policy and bring our troops home."