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2008 POLITICAL ADS: IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

Vets For Freedom: "Some In Washington"

Producer: Next Generation Advertising

Vets For Freedom: "Some In Washington"

 

Running Time: 00:30

Debut Date: 07/16/2008

Ad Buy: Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia

 

Cost: $1.5 million

Summary: Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cite evidence that the surge worked despite the doubts some lawmakers expressed.

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Script of "Some In Washington" (TV)

KATE NORLEY: Some in Washington told us the war was lost.

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Reisterstown, MD; "I believe...that this war is lost." Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), CBS/AP 4/19/07)

NATHAN MARTIN: Others said the surge would fail.

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Mansfield, OH; "It is a course that will not succeed." Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), Huffington Post 9/13/07)

WILL BENNETT: But while they argued...

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Avon Park, FL)

JASON MESZAROS: ...we continued to fight.

(Text on screen: Afghanistan War Vet, St. Michael, MN; "[The Surge]...is wrong." Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing 1/11/07)

LEE CROGNALE: Today, even the harshest critics agree: The surge worked.

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Powell, OH)

BEN HAYDEN: The surge worked.

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Des Moines, IA)

JOSH ZISSLER: Al Qaeda has been decimated.

(Text on screen: Iraq War Vet, Dexter, MI; The Washington Post, 5/31/08, "essentially defeated."

WILL BENNETT: And the Iraqi government grows stronger each day.

JASON MESZAROS: These are the facts.

KATE NORLEY: They cannot be denied.

LEE CROGNALE: While some may not like this war...

JOSH ZISSLER: ... those who fought it...

BEN HAYDEN: ... know we can't afford to lose.

KATE NORLEY: We need to finish the job.

JASON MESZAROS: We need to finish the job.

WILL BENNETT (v/o): No matter who is president.

(Text on screen: Vets For Freedom; www.vetsforfreedom.org; Paid For By Vets For Freedom)

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