Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sign of the Times

Everyone's aware of the reports that things are going better in Iraq than they were a few months ago. Polls show improving opinions of the war effort.

And now there's this -- seen in a number of places around Fairfax, Virginia. The signs say 'Support the War,' and seem appropriately timed to take advantage of the apparent shift on the ground to get Americans to assess the war anew.

Here's the thing, though. These signs give the URL for a liberal anti-war site. I suppose that their intention is that the strong message (particularly the inclusion of the word 'war') is intended to repulse people who see it.

Here's a clue, though. If your ironic appeal can reasonably be seen as a straightforward and serious endorsement of the opposite position, you're probably being too 'clever.'

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