Skip to comments.Pro-Bush group spends $15M defending war
Posted on 08/22/2007 7:21:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pro-Bush group spends $15M defending war
By: Mike Allen Aug 22, 2007 07:29 AM EST
A new group, Freedoms Watch, is launching Wednesday with a $15 million, five-week campaign of TV, radio and Web ads featuring military veterans that is aimed at retaining support in Congress for President Bushs surge policy on Iraq.
"For those who believe in peace through strength, the cavalry is coming," said former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who is a founding board member of the group.
The big ad buy, funded by high-profile Republicans who were aides and supporters of President Bush, reflects a furious public relations battle that will unfold as Congress debates the crucial progress report by Gen. David Petraeus, which is due Sept. 15.
There was a large vacuum on the conservative side, said Bradley A. Blakeman, who is president and chief executive officer of Freedoms Watch. People decided that the time has come to fight back. This is a grassroots campaign aimed at ensuring that Congress continues to fully fund the troops with the ultimate goal of victory in the war on terror.
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Hey, thanks for caring, Ari. Really glad you and the Bush donors are finally getting in the game. The war in Iraq has only been going on for over four years. Thanks for getting off the sidelines and joining the rest of us. Woo hoo!
Barely get a commercial now days for $15 million.
God bless them !
Have you seen the Marine commercial. It has no voice over, just pictures. It makes me proud as an American and brings tears to my eyes as a Mother. We have the most wonderful young men and women in the world.
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