Veterans Groups Salute McConnell On War Efforts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
has been a popular target of anti-war groups. Now he's being
saluted by a veterans group for supporting military efforts in
Iraq.

Vets for Freedom says it will roll out a television ad tomorrow
to counter criticism of the Kentucky Republican by anti-war
activists. The group was formed by veterans who served in Iraq and
Afghanistan.

The sharply worded ad will thank McConnell for "not tying the
hands of our commanders" and "letting us take the fight to
al-Qaida." The ad says the Republican senator has been under
pressure "from people who are willing to accept defeat."

The ad is the latest salvo in a strategy by supporters and
opponents of the war to try to influence McConnell by taking to the
airwaves.

McConnell has been the leading Senate defender of Bush's war
policy. The senator is running for re-election next year. No
Democrat has formally announced a challenge of McConnell, but
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has formed an exploratory committee.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-12-07 0715EDT


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  • by NA Location: Kentucky on Aug 12, 2007 at 09:36 PM
    I think it is time to get of a place that has been fighting long before we got there. What are we going to do when Bush keep sending troops over and then the Iraqis come here there will be no one but us to fight for the USA. To me this is just World War 3.
  • by kelly Location: waynesburg on Aug 12, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    And then we have the ones who are so dumb they live alongside all of us Americans like John here. Since you are so smart why don’t you move in with all those terrorist let them support your cause. I wonder how many dumb Americans had to die so you could say that and if they had not been so dumb I wonder what language you would be saying this in or would it even be called America if we laid down our flags and started a protest? That’s proof positive that, bashing the flag waving ones who died for you is incredibly dumb. Since your not so lazy John how about that same speech to the mother of one of those dumb flag waving veterans funerals, I bet that would go over well for you. I wonder does the bookstore have any books on patriotism, honor, loyalty and dignity as Sir you have none. Americans have another right which is to move to another country if you don’t like living with all us dummies. And I waived my flag daily for 3 years in Iraq and still do daily here in USA, move away loser.
  • by John Location: Madisonville on Aug 12, 2007 at 10:20 AM
    Vets for Freedom support for McConnell is proof positive that Americans truly are the dumbest people on the planet.Let's review why the United States invaded a sovereign nation.First it was WMD,then it was to liberate the Iraqi people,and lastly Saddam worked with OBL in plotting 9/11.All of the above have proven to be false.Americans are being mislead by a bunch of sociopaths in our government because they are too damn lazy to do research like going on the internet,or visiting your local bookstore.Most Americans can't even point out the state in which they reside on a map,let alone having any knowledge of different countries.Ask one of these idiotic flag wavers what the three branches of government are,chances are they wouldn't know.DUH !!
  • by u12bravo Location: KY on Aug 12, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    How about encouraing this chicken hawk to support of veterans issues and not the corporate oil interest agendas. 30 year service connected

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