Administration launches propoganda campaign to ensure continuing support on "War on Terror"

There's a couple of advertisements now being aired on millions of television sets nationwide by a group called Freedomswatch headed by a former deputy assistant to George W. Bush, Bradley A. Blakeman. In the face of the administration's dwindling support by the general public and Congress, and especially due to the bleak September report on Iraq's government progress, Freedomswatch has been founded to begin airing commercial propaganda to the public to try and bolster support among neo-cons.
Additionally, the group hopes to influence those who are undecided about the United States' progress in the middle east and urges constituents to call and voice their support in favor of the war. Some of the ads imply that withdrawal from Iraq would lead to another 9-11, despite the fact that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks, nor did it have the weapons of mass destruction that was the original rationale for invasion to begin with.

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Submitted by RetiredArmyMAJ on Fri, 09/07/2007 - 5:14am.

I think it is great that this group is putting forth it's opinion.

I guess the disabled veteran and Mother who lost her son don't have the same right to speak as:

Cindy Sheehan, the Jersey Girls, and every anti-war Bush critic.

When you only get one side of a story from the media, I guess it must upset some people to have their opinions challenged.

Even Katie Couric is finally admitting things are getting better.

I'm more upset with Sen Schumer degrading our troops victory by saying things improved in Anbar province DESPITE our troops! Classy guy, I'm sure he supports the troops in his own twisted way!

Fighting for truth, justice and the American way, while ignoring the ignorant!

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 10:08pm.

We all love free speech Armymajor. We all love freedom of all types. But one can't freely distort the past and think we won't notice. When I first watched the Veteran with no legs say, in discussing our situation in Iraq, "They attacked us on 9-11" I thought this is the most dishonest thing for a veteran to say. I'll be 100% honest with you. My second thought was, "This man has allowed himself to be a used car salesman of the Iraq war to the American people." Army, that is absolutely what I thought. This soldier knows clearly that not 1 Iraqi attacked us on 9/11. He knows that Shiite on Sunni violence has no relationship to 9/11. And I hope he knows that Anbar Province does not even have surge troops in it, so it is hard to figure how the President attributes the situation there to the surge. Let's at LEAST be honest Army. IRAQ and 9/11 are not linked except for the fact that the American people would have never supported preemptive warfare if we had not been living in fear from 9/11. This dishonest conflation has to stop. I truly find it sad. We can't just say, "Look, here's where we are. I feel that we must stay in Iraq to help stabilize Al Maliki's government." That would be honest. Because, Armymaj, if we were REALLY concerned about 9/11, we would be ABSOLUTELY LIVID AND DISGUSTED that our leadership has allowed 9/11's MASTERMIND to live to produce yet another video. And so many on your side of this fight keep telling me he's dead. That is to rationalize our inactivity and inability to punish this 9/11 murderer. It is a claim that helps them dodge the guilt that comes from knowing policies you support have allowed mass murderes of Americans to continue to live. Yes, Army, Free speech is great. And I will freely say that through George W. Bush, Dick Cheny, and Donald Rumsfeld's "leadership" Osama Bin Laden has survived 6 years to threaten us and inspire his ever growing numbers. And I, like many others, will forever hold them responsible and accountable for that. My dissappointment is hard to put into words, ArmyMajor, but keep convincing yourself that things are going well, and victory is right over the ever so distant horizon. You have been my sparring buddy for 2 years now, and I still respectfully disagree with you on this one. But I hope somehow I'm wrong, and victory, whatever that is, will be here in just a few (weeks, months, years even)

Kevin "Hack" King

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