Ad Watch: Kids In Fatigues
Several anti- and pro-war ads are airing nationwide ahead of next week's Congressional hearings and debate on the future of the Iraq war. The pro-war Freedom's Watch group aired several of its ads during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night on Fox News Channel, and they're also airing on other networks. ( Read more the efforts of Freedom's Watch.)
As for anti-war groups, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq released a provocative new ad Thursday. It features young children in military fatigues, training for war. The ad suggests the kids should be training now, since American forces may still be fighting "an endless civil war" in Iraq when they're old enough to enlist.
There are five versions of the ad: the national version (below), and four others that specifically target Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
The 10-day ad buy cost a half a million dollars, according to AAEI spokeswoman Moira Mack.
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