The ad ignores the complicated relationship that veterans have with alcohol, obscuring how much harm booze does to veterans when they come home.You know, I worked in the military drug and alcohol counseling system and it seemed to me that there were some small percentage of people - civilians, college students, sailors, Marines and the like, who could not handle alcohol. On the other hand, there was a very large number who had (and have) no difficulty with it. To paint all veterans and, by extension, all military personnel with such a broad brush of a "complicated relationship" is simply wrong.
It was just a very nice way to say "thanks," and far better than another ad with a puppy and a horse.
Here, judge for yourself:
Update: I meant to add that there are so many things we are concerned about that we are beginning to not be able to move at all.
For example, suppose this ad had been sponsored by a doughnut company. Would the complaint then be that so many veterans are overweight that they have a "complicated relationship" with food? Can only tofu makers and Pilates studios welcome back our troops?
I hope not.