Update: And the donors are…

An update to the Freedom’s Watch story.

The financiers of the crazed group are a Who’s Who of former Bush ambassadors.

Check it:

  • Anthony Gioia, former ambassador to Malta
  • Kevin Moley, U.S. Permanent Rep to the UN, former VP of PCS Health Systems
  • Mel Sembler, former ambassador to Italy
  • Howard Leach, former ambassador to France, original Bush Pioneer
  • Dr. John Templeton
  • Edward Snider
  • Sheldon Adelson, 3rd-richest American, casino mogul
  • Richard Fox
  • Ari Fleischer, former Bush mouthpiece
  • Gary Erlbaum
  • Matt Brooks

These guys really have the nation’s best interests at heart!

Fabricated Support of Hypocrites

By now you’ve all see the Freedom’s Watch ads which use fear in an attempt to drum up support for the death trap that is Iraq. At the end of the 30-second spot you’re urged to call your elected officials in Washington with a number provided on the screen. It turns out that number rings at a call center (contracted by Freedom’s Watch) which exists to transfer your calls to Congress. The catch? They only transfer callers who support the war.

Americans United for Change recorded one of the calls and is sharing it with the world. See for yourself.

If the ads themselves weren’t filled with enough hypocrisy for you, this should break the bank.

Credit to Open KY

New Ad: Instilling Fear in Kentuckians

Conservative group Freedom’s Watch today launched ads in Kentucky in support of the Iraq War.

In the ad, the group uses the mother of a solider killed in Iraq to tell viewers another 9/11 attack will occur if we change course.

See the ad for yourself:


The organization’s website says they’ll be spending $15 million through mid-September.

Call us crazy, but apparently some have forgotten that Iraq wasn’t responsible for what occured on September 11, 2001.

UPDATE: Ari Fleischer is heading the group. Here you may examine a chart of the ad buy. They’re spending over $260,000 in Louisville and Lexington alone.

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