Freedom’s Watch?

This week an organization called Freedom's Watch began airing a series of TV ads about the Iraq war. The ads urge people to call their members of Congress about the war. But what happens when you call their number?

The Freedom's Watch ads continue the Bush Administration's efforts to link Iraq and 9/11, to accuse war opponents of supporting "surrender," and to suppress any dissenting voices.

That's not surprising, considering Freedom's Watch is essentially a White House front group. The organization was founded and funded by former Bush Administration officials like Ari Fleischer, President Bush's former press secretary; Bradley Blakeman, a former member of Bush's senior staff; and Sheldon Adelson, the third-richest man in America who has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican campaigns and PACs.

Get around the Freedom's Watch filter and call (202) 224-3121 for a direct line to Congress. Tell them what the American people really think about the Iraq war.

08.23.07 | permalink

Brian Williams discusses White House spin—and our recent ads

Yesterday, NBC's Brian Williams reported on developments concerning the White House's spin around Iraq -- as well as Americans United for Change's new series of ads. Watch the video:

08.22.07 | permalink

Cheney: Invading Iraq would create a “quagmire”

Here is one of the best arguments made against the invasion of Iraq:

Once you got to Iraq and took it over, took down Saddam Hussein's government, then what are you going to put in its place? That's a very volatile part of the world, and if you take down the central government of Iraq, you could very easily end up seeing pieces of Iraq fly off: part of it, the Syrians would like to have to the west, part of it -- eastern Iraq -- the Iranians would like to claim, they fought over it for eight years. In the north you've got the Kurds, and if the Kurds spin loose and join with the Kurds in Turkey, then you threaten the territorial integrity of Turkey.

This is a coherent, well thought out, realistic take on the prospects of an invasion and occupation of Iraq. It was also made in 1994 – by Dick Cheney.

The same man who led the Bush Administration's charge into Iraq in more than four years ago. The same man who said in 2003, "My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." The same man who continues to drive the White House's failed policy in Iraq.

If only Dick Cheney had taken his own advice.

Watch the video of the vice president arguing against an invasion of Iraq:

Read the full transcript after the jump:

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08.16.07 | permalink

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