Retired Generals’ Ads Might Be Last Straw on Iraq

If Bush means what he says about listening to the military, a series of ads featuring retired generals should produce critical mass on Iraq. Brought to us by Vote Vets, the first spot features former Iraq commander Maj. Gen. John Batiste.

Our ads are airing in states and districts of those Members of Congress who are very close to breaking with the President on Iraq, and joining the troops and American people…Mentioning them by name at the end, the local spots will call on them to “Protect America, Not George Bush.”

Batiste comes right out and says he left the armed forces in protest over Bush putting service members at risk for a failed strategy.

Following is a list of the elected officials the ads are aimed at. If one of them belongs to you, remember that nothing makes an impression on a public servant like a call from the folks back home.

They are:

Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. John Sununu, N.H.
Sen. John Warner, Virg.
Sen. Norm Coleman, Minn.

Rep, Mary Bono, Palm Springs, Calif.
Rep. Phil English, Erie, Penn.
Rep. John “Randy” Kuhl, Bath, N.Y.
Rep. Jim Walsh, Syracuse, N.Y.
Rep. Heather Wilson, Santa Fe, N.M.
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Springfield, Mo.
Rep. Tim Johnson, Urbana, Ill.
Rep. Mike Rogers, Brighton, Mich.
Rep. Fred Upton, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Rep. Mike Castle, Wilmington, Del.

Future ads will feature Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton and our personal favorite, Gen. Wesley Clark. Pony up some bucks, if you can, so the spots can be run nationwide.


  • Clear Mind
    May 10, 2007 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    At last! Maybe this will finally end the illusion that the Republicans respect our military .

  • skyreader7
    May 10, 2007 - 10:58 am | Permalink

    So Bush was lying about listening to the generals. Then he turned around and acused the democrats of not taking the advice of generals in the field. Wouln’t that make him a liar and a hypocrite? And this man is the leader of the republican party. Voters will remember. 08 can’t get here too soon.

    May 10, 2007 - 11:37 am | Permalink

    Oh my,this just keeps getting better every day.When do we get to see Bush & Cheney frog marched out of the WH in leg shackles?

    May 10, 2007 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    Does anyone know how to get ahold of General Batiste so i can thank him from the very depths of my soul?

  • Beth
    May 12, 2007 - 7:50 am | Permalink

    And yesterday it was revealed that CBS FIRED General Batiste as a commentator over this ad. Contact CBS and protest and threaten to boycott their sponsors. Better yet, call their sponsors.

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