Wednesday, 22 August 2007
2007.08.22 Politics and National Defense Roundup
Contributed by Bill Faith

John "72ndTCS" Werntz emails:

Hi, Bill,

The attachment is a press release just issued by this "" outfit.  If Pete Hegseth links up to Freedoms Watch, that's good enough for me. Lt. Hegseth is a doer, not just a talker.  He has organized groups of OIF vets to confront wobbly members of Congress, and Bush has seen fit to invite him to the White House.  That's a whole lot more than GOE has ever accomplished by assembling to boo moonbats.

This FreedomsWatch outfit is talking $15 million in TV and radio ads.  That may not quite be in Soros territory, but it surely does sound serious.  They can't be getting that kind of dough from Ari Fleischer or a gaggle of ex-ambassadors.  Must be John Templeton? ...

Powerful New Pro-Mission Ads

For the past few months, Vets for Freedom has been on the front lines of the Iraq war debate in America, with only a few allies. But this morning, in a very real sense, the cavalry appeared on the horizon in the form of a new organization called Freedom's Watch.

Freedom's Watch has launched a multi-state advertising campaign featuring powerful stories from veterans and families that every household in America should hear.

It's time that the rest of America heard the words of soldiers who have served (and been wounded) in Iraq and the stories of families who have lost loved ones there.

The new commercials can be watched here.

If these videos speak to you - and we believe they will - call your Member of Congress at 1-877-222-8001 to tell them that defeat is not an option.

Thank you for joining us at this ever critical time.


Pete Hegseth
Iraq War Veteran 2005-2006
Executive Director, Vets for Freedom

Click here for more information on Vets for Freedom.


Video: Absolute moral authority, pro-[war victory] edition

Brand new from a brand new outfit called Freedom’s Watch comprised, per their press release, of Ari Fleischer, several former U.S. ambassadors, and some very, very, very big money. These clips are part of a $15 million ad buy meant to turn up the pressure on Democrats, who are scrambling to “re-frame” the progress in Anbar ahead of Petraeus’s report by conceding the fact of military gains and emphasizing that it doesn’t mean squat politically thanks to the overweening ineffectiveness of the Maliki government. ...

FBI Seeks Identity of Two Men
Seen Aboard Washington State Ferries

The FBI released photographs of two men Monday who have been seen on Washington state ferries "exhibiting unusual behavior" and asked the public for help identifying them.

The agency's Seattle field office, along with the Washington Joint Analytical Center, was still seeking the men's identities and whereabouts Wednesday as ferry service was temporarily shutdown when a suspicious package was found in a ferry bathroom and taken away by authorities.

"We had various independent reports from passengers and ferry employees that these two guys were engaging in what they described as unusual activities on the ferries," Special Agent Robbie Burroughs, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Washington state, told ...

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Contributed by Bill Faith on August 22, 2007 at 02:39 PM | Permalink