“It’s no time for politics”

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
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Check out the dog-whistle content in this ad, currently running in the U.S. (via):

“They attacked us”… which is why we’re in Iraq (oh, and Afghanistan) and shouldn’t “cut and run”.

It’s a good thing we’re above playing politics, isn’t it?

More here and here and here…

Sourcewatch: Freedom’s Watch is a new White House front group of prominent conservatives with a pro-Israel agenda masquerading as a grassroots movement (i.e. astroturf). Formed only two weeks prior, it began a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign on August 22, 2007 “to urge members of Congress who may be wavering in their support for the war in Iraq not to ‘cut and run’.”

But for the whopper we turn to Think Progress, who have this item on Ari Fleischer (who is the group’s spokesman and a founding board member… and former White House press secretary to President George W. Bush):

Think Progress – Fleischer Ignorant Of The Name Of Wounded Iraq Vet Featured In His TV Ad: On MSNBC’s Hardball tonight, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who is leading a White House front group to defend Bush’s escalation, was unable to name the wounded Iraq veteran featured in his organization’s pro-war ad. “I don’t have his name in front of me,” said Fleischer when asked by host Mike Barnicle if he knew the soldier’s name.

I wonder if/when John Kriesel will realise that he’s being used as cannon fodder all over again.

(You can see all four videos here or here.)

UPDATE – Some related linkage for you:

Infowars – Pro War Ads Falsely Link 9/11 To Iraq
CounterPunch – Watching Freedom’s Watch

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