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  • Deceptive ads target veterans (Soros at work)

    10/03/2009 11:25:07 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 13 replies · 520+ views
    Research on the Internet | October 3, 2009 | Me
    There is an advertising campaign on right now for an organization called IAVA. Its website is given as CommunityOfVeterans.org. It sounds very high minded. But it was started as an organization called “Operation Truth” during 2004 as part of the Kerry campaign. This organization is funded by George Soros and is designed to make veterans think they are victimized by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and persuade them to support liberal candidates for office and anti-war measures. They claim to be non-partisan, but if they are, why were all the candidates they supported for election to federal office in 2006...
  • Honest Conservative, Sun, April 5, 8 PM EDT, Freedom Radio with David Bellavia and Bill Roggio.

    04/03/2009 2:47:29 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 1,119+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | April 3, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Join Honest Conservative this Sunday, April 5, at 8 PM Eastern time, on Freedom Radio. Her guests this week are David Bellavia and Bill Roggio. 'House to House' author David Bellavia is a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division for six years. He has been recommended for the Medal of Honor by his leadership, and has been nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross. He has received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Cross (New York State's highest combat valor award) and was recently inducted into the New York State Veteran’s Hall of...
  • Guess what Murtha has been given by the Navy!

    03/20/2009 9:14:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 149 replies · 4,432+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 20, 2009
    Honored with Public Service Award, bloggers erupt in outrage The U.S. Navy awarded U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., its Distinguished Public Service Award, triggering an Internet campaign to have Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter withdraw it. Murtha, who publicly accused U.S. Marines of cold-blooded murder in a firefight in Haditha, Iraq, and was caught on camera in the Abscam scandal appearing to negotiate a bribe, was honored by the Navy for his "selfless devotion to the Nation's Sailors and Marines." The award credits him with making sure the military services "were provided the resources necessary to effectively conduct the...
  • A Powerful, Focusing Video (against traitor Murtha)

    10/28/2008 10:23:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 404+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/28/08 | Klo
    A Powerful, Focusing Video
  • Vets for Freedom Ad Hits Murtha for Accusations Against U.S. Marines - Video 10/28/08

    10/28/2008 2:01:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 516+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 28, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is a very powerful ad out by Vets For Freedom that hits Democrat Congressman from Pennsylvania John Murtha for his attacks on the integrity of U.S. Marines who served in Hadita. Murtha said Marines "went into houses a killed women and children." The Marines call him on the carpet here for those statements. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Vets For Freedom PAC endorses Bill Russell (John Murtha's Opponent)

    10/26/2008 9:23:32 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 870+ views
    Vets For Freedom PAC ^ | 10-25-08 | Endorsement
    Vets for Freedom is proud to announce its support of Bill Russell for United States Congress in the 12th District of Pennsylvania. Bill and his family represent the symbol of American patriotism. A third generation soldier, Bill attended West Point, eventually retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 28 years of Active and Reserve Duty, including six tours of duty in war zones. These deployments include Operation Desert Storm, Kosovo and most recently Operation Iraqi Freedom. On September 11th, 2001, Bill and his pregnant wife were working at the Pentagon when Al Qaeda brought war to America’s shores. After confirming...
  • New Vets Ad Calls on Barack Obama to Recognize the Success of the Surge Strategy in Iraq - Video

    08/26/2008 10:27:41 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 4 replies · 195+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | August 26, 2008 | brianinmo
    Wow! Vets for Freedom is out with this fantastic ad called, "I am the Surge." It features American heroes saying, "I am the Surge," and they call on viewers to call Sen. Barack Obama and ask him to support a Senate Resolution 636 introduced to recognize the success of the Surge Strategy in Iraq. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Very powerful! . . . (see video)
  • Vets take Obama to task [The conservative group Vets for Freedom is launching a $1.1 million ad...]

    08/26/2008 7:57:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 216+ views
    Vets take Obama to task By: Mike Allen August 26, 2008 10:45 AM EST DENVER — The conservative group Vets for Freedom is launching a $1.1 million ad buy during the Democratic National Convention, using video of Iraq war veterans to take Barack Obama to task for not giving the surge policy sufficient credit for improvement in battleground conditions. The 30-second spot, called “I Am the Surge,” features three Iraq war veterans who served in the surge of U.S. military forces into Iraq: Gabriel Herrera, David Thul and Travis Quinlan. The ad will run in Denver and Minnesota during the...
  • Vets take Obama to task

    08/26/2008 9:15:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 164+ views
    Politico ^ | August 26, 2008 | Mike Allen
    DENVER — The conservative group Vets for Freedom is launching a $1.1 million ad buy during the Democratic National Convention, using video of Iraq war veterans to take Barack Obama to task for not giving the surge policy sufficient credit for improvement in battleground conditions. ADVERTISEMENT The 30-second spot, called “I Am the Surge,” features three Iraq war veterans who served in the surge of U.S. military forces into Iraq: Gabriel Herrera, David Thul and Travis Quinlan. The ad will run in Denver and Minnesota during the conventions, and for the next four weeks in the swing states of Ohio,...
  • Vets For Freedom Releases 2nd Ad: "Some in Washington"

    07/16/2008 9:18:22 AM PDT · by flyfree · 6 replies · 80+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2008 | Vets For Freedom
    Vets for Freedom, a military group in support of finishing the mission in Iraq, released its second ad today. This time the veteran's group pounds those who wanted to see Iraq fail. "Some in Washington" Video at link
  • Vets Tribute to Tony Snow

    07/15/2008 5:13:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 202+ views
    NRO ^ | July, 13, 2008
    Vets Tribute to Tony Snow [Pete Hegseth] I never had the good fortune of meeting Tony Snow. Our organization—Vets for Freedom—however, was fortunate enough to cross paths with Mr. Snow during our early days. In December of 2005, while hosting his daily Fox News Radio program, Mr. Snow read an op-ed live on the air that was written from a returning soldier. The soldier, David Bellavia—now the VFF Vice Chairman—felt that his leadership in Washington was failing our efforts to win the war in Iraq. Mr. Snow would later write a follow up piece on this topic. Wade Zirkle, the...
  • Vets for Freedom 'Four Months to Victory' Campaign

    07/12/2008 8:27:21 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 189+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 12, 2008
    Vets for Freedom 'Four Months to Victory' Campaign On July 9, 2008, Vets for Freedom (VFF) kicked off a nationwide campaign entitled “Four Months For Victory.” This grassroots effort, combined with a $1.5 million media buy, will remind Virginians of the importance of success in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terror as a whole. VFF was founded two years ago by combat veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Today, our organization carries membership of 25,000 in all fifty states. The Virginia organization has 350 registered members, as well as countless supporters. We represent the courage, conviction and commitment...
  • Vets for Freedom: Finish the Job

    07/06/2008 2:53:30 PM PDT · by flyfree · 9 replies · 129+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/08
    "Finish the Job," an ad featuring eight veterans and one blue star mother—VFF members all. The ad was previewed Sunday on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and will be the first television ad to air during our “Four Months, For Victory” campaign. The over $1 million ad buy will begin running in select markets on Wednesday, July 9th.
  • Veterans group plans ad campaign touting Iraq war

    07/06/2008 12:12:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 137+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 05, 2008
    Republican John McCain, who has made support for President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, is getting from help from a veterans group that's launching a national TV ad campaign next week. Vets for Freedom is spending $1.5 million on ads that will run on national cable television and in five states in July _ the first set of ads in a multimillion dollar campaign in coming months touting the troop buildup, Pete Hegseth, the 25,000-member group's chairman, said in a telephone interview Saturday. Aimed at "informing the American people about the truth regarding progress...
  • Vets for Freedom Launches Multi Million Dollar Television Campaign July 9th

    07/05/2008 2:32:12 PM PDT · by flyfree · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 7/2/2008 | Judy Mayka
    WHO/WHAT: On July 9, Vets for Freedom will hold a press conference—featuring over a dozen Iraq war veterans—to launch a national “Four Months, For Victory” media and grassroots campaign. The effort will culminate on Veterans Day (November 11) and is intended to inform the American public and key lawmakers about the phenomenal success that our troops have achieved as a result of the surge and the importance of ensuring victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and the overall Global war on Terrorism. The launch includes a multi-million dollar television-advertising buy in target markets and on national cable that will air next week...
  • McCain to get air cover from vets

    07/05/2008 11:25:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 146+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/5/08 | MIKE ALLEN
    For the first time, the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is about to get a substantial hand from advertisements by an outside group. Conservative and Republican groups have been largely quiet, leaving McCain heavily outmatched by Sen. Barack Obama's campaign fundraising juggernaut. Next week, Vets for Freedom — a 20,000-member, nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — plans to begin spending more than $1 million on a TV campaign that will include Ohio, Virginia and New Mexico. The group plans to spend millions more and to add other states to the...
  • Vets for Freedom Supports Allen West

    07/01/2008 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 15 replies · 181+ views
    Vets For Freedom ^ | July 1, 2008
    (Washington DC) Vets for Freedom is proud to announce its support of Allen West for United States Congress in the 22nd District of Florida. With a 20 year career as an officer in the Army, LTC West proudly served with distinction in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, earning a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. Vets for Freedom applauds Allen’s commitment to continue his public service as a member of the United States House of Representatives. As a proud Army veteran of Iraq,...
  • New ads from Vets for Freedom PAC

    05/29/2008 12:40:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53+ views
    Click the link and watch.
  • 2 Senators for McCain Leave Group After Ads [Graham and Liberman]

    05/29/2008 9:35:00 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 186+ views
    NYT ^ | May 29th, 2008 | MICHAEL LUO
    Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, prominent surrogates for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, stepped down Wednesday from their positions with an independent group that released a pair of Internet advertisements attacking Senator Barack Obama on Iraq. Mr. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, and Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, were both on the policy advisory board to the organization, Vets for Freedom, which on Wednesday released its second Web advertisement in less than a week attacking Mr. Obama. The senators’ positions with the group, which describes itself as a grass-roots advocacy organization pushing for victory in Iraq and Afghanistan,...
  • Vets to Obama on Iraq

    05/28/2008 6:49:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 16 replies · 63+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/28/2008 | Moneyrunner
    On Friday, Vets for Freedom PAC released an advertisement featuring Iraq war veteran Sergeant Garrett Anderson. The ad points out that Senator Obama was unwilling to meet with Illinois veterans, has never met with General Petraeus, and hasn’t visited Iraq in over two years. The facts are the facts, and the ad speaks for itself.
  • Video: Vets for Freedom Calls Out Barack Obama on Iraq

    05/28/2008 1:15:22 PM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 8 replies · 93+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | May 28, 2008 | Nelsa
    Vets for Freedom asks Barack Obama when he will visit Iraq. Obama has only been once while John McCain has been 8 times. The McCain campaign invited Obama on a joint trip to Post- Surge Iraq.
  • Vets for Freedom Revitalizes Support for Victory

    04/09/2008 7:02:44 PM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 3 replies · 125+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 9, 2008 | Ericka Andersen
    On a gray Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill Sen. John McCain addressed several hundred members of Vets for Freedom -- the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' organizations in the country. In DC's upper Senate Park, McCain and other pro-victory Senators and Congressmen rallied for success in Iraq. The event was timed to support the same day U.S. Commander in Iraq Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker returned to Washington to present their latest progress reports. Washington was one of VFF's last stops in the three-week National Heroes Tour, on which members spoke to and encouraged crowds...
  • New reason for pulling plug on vets' visit: student safety (Vets For Freedom, MN)

    03/27/2008 6:47:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 570+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/27/08 | Paul Walsh
    Concern for "student safety" was a primary reason that the Forest Lake School District canceled a visit by touring military veterans to its high school, says a newly issued statement today from Superintendent Lynn Steenblock. Police said today, however, that those concerns, weren't relayed to them. "At no time was student safety mentioned to the chief of police or to our assigned liaison officer at the high school," police Sgt. Greg Weiss said this afternoon. Steenblock this afternoon said that the safety concern was not passed on to police because it was alleviated when the event was scrubbed. He said...
  • "Vets for Freedom" Turned Away From Forest Lake High School, Went to American Legion

    03/25/2008 11:25:58 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 62 replies · 1,805+ views
    LiveFreeOrDie2001 | 3/25/2008 | LiveFreeorDie2001
    I went to the Vets for Freedom get together inside the American Legion in Forest Lake Minnesota today as the Principal changed his mind yesterday and told them they cannot come to the High School. The Vets for Freedom bus tour featuring decorated Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war. Capt. Pete Hegseth founded the group Vets for Freedom. He is an Iraq War vet and also a Forest Lake High School graduate. He heard yesterday afternoon that the school did not want the bus to stop at the school, the talk too political for a public school. Pete did...
  • Vets For Freedom Leader Dissed by Alma Mater

    03/25/2008 11:18:55 AM PDT · by concretebob · 18 replies · 548+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 26 March 2008 | Jim Hanson
    The left has no heroes Posted By Uncle Jimbo Apparently the left doesn't have any heroes, they believe that anyone in or out of uniform who is not protesting or telling tales of atrocities reminiscent of Jenjis Khan, is simply a tool of the vast right-wing conspiracy. In the La La land inhabited by the liberals in Minneapolis the voices of our heroes cannot be heard unless countered by the progressive voices of the anti-war crowd, and even then they are not suitable for High School children. I mean God forbid they gain a positive view of our military or...
  • Filling a Hero's Uniform

    03/20/2008 5:52:50 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 7 replies · 501+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | March 20, 2008 | Debbie Lee
    As a Navy SEAL, Marc endured the notorious “Hell week” and trained intensely for 2 years before he was deployed. When I met with President Bush he said the SEALS were “the elite of the elite.” The unique individual can survive the intense training to become a SEAL and wear the uniform. The preparation is intense and much is required from them. Marc was ready, trained and prepared to fill the uniform and accomplish what was required of him when he deployed to Iraq. His Instructors knew that, his Officers new that, his teammates knew that, I knew that...
  • Vets for Freedom national tour features WOT's heroes

    03/18/2008 5:00:45 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 5 replies · 242+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | March 17, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    A Medal of Honor nominee and recipients of the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and Bronze Star began a three-week, cross-country bus tour Friday night. They fought in Iraq and will provide first-hand testimony that our troops are winning. The numbers do not lie; the only thing falling faster than American casualty rates in Iraq is the mainstream media's reporting about it [Hat tip to the Mudville Gazette]. Yes, our troops have paid a price in blood and courage. Since 9/11, on all battlefields, more than 4,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have earned and been awarded the top six...
  • Left-Wing Anarchists and Connection to NYC Marine Recuriting Center Bombing (Melanie Morgan)

    03/08/2008 8:54:57 PM PST · by Syncro · 18 replies · 2,250+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | March 7, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    Left-Wing Anarchists and Connection to NYC Marine Recuriting Center Bombing Written by Melanie Morgan    Friday, 07 March 2008 I am having a flashback. Several, in fact. Each time I write about the bombing of the Marine Recruiting center in New York City, images in my head from the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut meld together. I was there in 1983, reporting for my former employer, ABC.  I spent three weeks examining terrorism up close, and it's hate filled connections to Hamas and Hezbollah.    Marine Compound, Beirut 1983  I still have nightmares about the deaths of 283 Marines...
  • Vets for Freedom

    01/14/2008 3:59:19 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 41+ views
    The Natural Family Blog ^ | January 14, 2007 | Jenny Hatch
    Pete Hegseth Debates the cause of the Iraq War on the BBCPod Cast of the Whole Debate On December 11, 2007, in London's grand Westminster Hall, Vets for Freedom Executive Director Pete Hegseth, and his esteemed debating partner William Shawcross, achieved an unexpected, and dramatic, upset. The sold-out audience of over 2,200 was swayed—overwhelmingly—by their defense of the motion, "The surge is working, let's win before we leave." Of the 455 "undecided" voters who arrived in the hall, over half (234) later voted to support Hegseth and Shawcross. By contract, the "leave Iraq now" position gained only 67 votes and...
  • Anti-War General Flip Flops on the Surge

    12/09/2007 10:14:51 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 74 replies · 1,023+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12-9-07 | Rick Moran
    December 09, 2007 Anti-War General Flip Flops on the Surge Rick Moran One of the Iraq War's harshest military critics, retired General John Batiste, has changed his mind and come out in support of the new counterinsurgency strategy. In a joint Op-Ed in the Washington Post with Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom, Batiste, who was a board member of the anti-war group Votevets.org, gives some of his reasons for the change of heart: First, the United States must be successful in the fight against worldwide Islamic extremism. We have seen this ruthless enemy firsthand, and its global...
  • Veterans and Families Hit the Hill

    09/19/2007 6:47:22 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 65+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/19/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    A gaggle of Code Pink anti-war protestors lined the sidewalk of the Upper Senate Park yesterday bearing signs that read “healthcare not warfare”-- one of the sign holders an overweight smoker. Another was a nose-pierced man in a suit wearing a feathery pink crown. But the circus sideshow was overshadowed by a platform of tan and red-shirted men and women standing in representation of Vets for Freedom and Families United, a grassroots coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families. The two groups came together Monday and Tuesday in effort to rally Congress in support of the troops and their...
  • Vets for Freedom Responds to MoveOn.org New York Times Ad

    09/10/2007 9:10:09 AM PDT · by DelaWhere · 22 replies · 1,129+ views
    vetsforfreedom.org ^ | Monday, September 9, 2007 | Pete Hegseth
    Washington, D.C. (September 9th 2007) - Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom and Iraq War veteran, issued the following statement. "Tomorrow - as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress - the anti-war group, MoveOn.org, is running a full - page advertisement in the New York Times with the headline: General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House. "Let's be clear: MoveOn.org is suggesting that General Petraeus has 'betrayed' his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war, because his ‘on the ground'...
  • Freeper, Path to 911 Writer and Vets for Freedom on Andrea Shea King Show 9 p.m. EDT 9/9/09

    09/09/2007 5:57:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies · 998+ views
    Andrea Shea King Show ^ | Sunday, Sepember 9, 2007 | Kristinn
    I'm scheduled to be on Andrea Shea King's radio show tonight at 9:15 p.m. EDT on Orlanda, Florida station WDBO. You can listen live by clicking the source link and following the link from there. Andrea wrote up the preview for the show: One year ago this month, the ABC miniseries "Path to 9/11" was broadcast amid a storm of controversy. But when it aired, the $40-million, five-hour ABC miniseries, which garnered seven Emmy nominations, drew a combined two-night audience of more than 25 million viewers. The controversy erupts anew, with writer Cyrus Nowrasteh saying ABC-Disney is halting "Path to...
  • Blazing Hot Tour! [The Fight for Victory Tour is now underway!!]

    09/03/2007 2:19:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies · 1,728+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Monday, September 03, 2007 | Catherine Moy
    Move America Forward’s merry band of caravaners are headed west on Interstate 80- to Sacramento after an inspiring gathering of patriots in Carson City, Nev. (So excuse my writing if it’s a bit off. I’m in a moving motorhome!) More than 200 people showed up in red, white and blue at MAF’s first stop on our “Fight for Victory Tour” and heard talks from military mothers, Chairman Melanie Morgan, Vice Chairman Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson, and Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter. Across the street in front of the office of Sen. Harry “cut-and-run” Reid were about 40 lefties who support surrender...
  • “Fight for Victory Tour”Congressman Duncan Hunter to Address the Crowd!

    08/25/2007 7:43:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies · 1,139+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 8/25/07 | Move America Forward Congressman (and presidential candidate) Duncan Hunter
    (Day 1) Monday Sept 3 2007 9:00 AM - Carson City, NV Pro-Troop Rally & News Conference Mills Park - at intersection of East Williams & North Roop St. [CLICK HERE for MAP] Update: Congressman (and presidential candidate) Duncan Hunter to Address the Crowd!
  • The Cost of Withdrawal From Iraq

    08/21/2007 9:04:02 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies · 503+ views
    Foundation for the Defense of Democracies ^ | 08-15-07 | Kyle Dabruzzi, Joshua Goodman
    August 15, 2007 In the debate over U.S. policy in Iraq, some argue that an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces is necessary to preserve American security and prestige. The opposite is more likely. Withdrawing from Iraq prematurely will have detrimental consequences for Americans and Iraqis alike, and will benefit al-Qaeda and other dangerous groups. The Threat of an al-Qaeda Safe Haven Note: Al-Qaeda leaders and U.S. military officials alike believe that a quick U.S. withdrawal would result in a political vacuum that the al-Qaeda network would quickly fill, thus establishing a major safe haven from which to expand its jihad...
  • Veterans’ Groups Prepare for Battle on Capitol Hill

    08/19/2007 1:04:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 789+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2007 | Robert Bluey
    Halfway around the world from Iraq, an important battle is taking place in America. This fight involves no IEDs or M4 rifles. It’s a war of words that has sparked heated discussions at both dinner tables and in the halls of Congress.  As this debate intensifies, military veterans are increasingly speaking out and engaging in political activism. Veterans’ groups supporting and opposing the war have set their sights on Army Gen. David Petraeus’ congressional testimony in September as a crucial moment for their cause.For the anti-war left, an organization called VoteVets.org has taken Capitol Hill by storm. Jon Soltz, the...
  • Freeper Call to Action: ‘Cost of Defeat’ Call-in Campaign: Get Involved!

    08/16/2007 7:28:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies · 932+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2007 | Vets for Freedom
    In the past two weeks, Vets for Freedom has released television advertisements in 5 states (read about them here & here) and stood up State Chapters in 26 states. We plan to release 5 more TV ads this week, and formally announce 5 additional State Chapters. And every day, our membership numbers expand rapidly. Without question, we are on the offensive throughout America - communicating to members of Congress and the American people a very clear message: give General Petraeus, and his counter-insurgency strategy, the time, troops, and resources necessary to succeed in Iraq. But rest assured, Washington DC-based, anti-war...
  • In the Debate Over Iraq, It’s Vet Vs Vet

    08/16/2007 7:16:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies · 415+ views
    AP via WHEC-TV | Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | Anne Flaherty
    WASHINGTON - Despite their opposing views on the war, soldiers Pete Hegseth and Jon Soltz have much in common, not the least of which is time spent in Iraq. Both profess their love of the Army. They are young, athletic and clean-shaven, and they speak eloquently about honor and a sense of duty, as though plucked from central casting to play the role of the patriotic soldier. Above all, they draw heavily on their experiences in combat to justify their views on Iraq, hoping their message will resonate with voters because they _ unlike most of America _ have witnessed...
  • Veterans group seeks to counter anti-war message with ad

    08/12/2007 12:55:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2007 | BRUCE SCHREINER ap
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a popular target of anti-war groups, is being saluted by a veterans group for supporting military efforts in Iraq.Vets for Freedom, started by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, will roll out a television ad Sunday to counter criticism of McConnell in his home state by anti-war activists, Pete Hegseth, the group's executive director, said Saturday.The sharply worded ad running in Kentucky 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...
  • Vets group to run ads thanking Coleman

    08/05/2007 7:35:40 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 333+ views
    AP ^ | 8/4/07
    MINNEAPOLIS -- In counterpoint to recent ads attacking U.S. Norm Coleman, a veterans' group that supports the U.S. troop surge in Iraq will run a 60-second "Thank You" spot for his stance on the war. The group, Vets for Freedom, would not say how much it is spending on the ads. "It thanks him for his support thus far for the mission in Iraq," said Pete Hegseth, who heads the national group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and is a Minnesota native. Minnesota GOP spokesman Mark Drake said the ad will provide balance in the public discussion of the...
  • Vets For Freedom Needs Your Help

    08/03/2007 12:17:59 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 58+ views
    The New Pundit ^ | 8/03/2007 | Vets For Freedom
    In September, General Petraeus will report to Congress on the status of the mission in Iraq. At that time, members of Congress will decide whether to continue the mission and defeat Al Qaeda, or abandon the mission and surrender to America’s enemies. The stakes could not be higher. It is absolutely crucial that veterans have a voice in September's debate. And therefore we're asking every Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who believes in the mission - and supports our fellow soldiers and Marines still serving - to converge on Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 18th. We plan to have hundreds of...
  • Vets for Freedom Continues Marching On The Hill

    07/18/2007 5:37:13 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies · 207+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | Adriel Domenech
    Vets for Freedom expresses disappointment that veterans were not able to meet with Congressional leadership from both sides of the aisle in Congress today. While many Republican Senators, including leadership, made themselves available for questions and input, interaction from Democratic leadership was noticeably absent. In spite of that, Vets for Freedom members remain committed to speaking with elected leaders on both sides of the aisle. Republican leadership (and some Democrats, although not leadership) made room in their busy schedules—on very short notice—to speak with veterans. These veterans flew in on their own dime to ask Congress to give General David...
  • Vet Group Plans Pro-War Blitz

    07/17/2007 8:52:13 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 538+ views
    Military.com ^ | 07-17-07 | By Christian Lowe
    A year ago, Pete Hegseth was leading Soldiers in combat, tamping down the flames of the sectarian bloodletting that erupted after a massive explosion demolished the so-called "Golden Mosque" on his home turf of Samarra, Iraq. It was tough duty, with firefights and IEDs a near daily occurrence. Despite the danger, he saw value in his mission of stabilizing Iraq and fighting terrorism. But his fight didn't stop upon his return to high-intensity civilian life in New York City - just the tools he'd use to wage it.
  • A CALL TO ACTION

    07/14/2007 10:41:10 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 54 replies · 1,842+ views
    Vets For Freedom ^ | 7-7-07 | Vets for Freedom
    I'm not Affiaiated with the group, but thought it would be a good idea to make people aware. This is a call to action. We are asking every Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who believes in supporting the mission--and defeating America's enemies--to converge on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 17. It's time the fighters in this war tell their representatives--face to face-that now is no time to betray the mission. What You Can Do This Week! Week #2: Converge on Capitol Hill, July 17 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have already sacrificed blood, sweat, and tears on foreign battlefields....
  • Calling All Vets

    07/13/2007 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Delacon · 3 replies · 532+ views
    The National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    Please excuse the long post, but this is important. Vets for Freedom is trying to make sure that the voices that oppose retreat in Iraq are heard in Congress. Read on to learn more (and if you're not a vet, you can donate): Last week, Vets for Freedom launched our "10 Weeks to Testimony" campaign and committed to leading the charge to support General Petraeus and stop anti-war radicals and politicians on Capitol Hill from undermining the mission in Iraq. Unfortunately-despite thousands of phone calls to Capitol Hill this week—even more Republican senators have bowed to political pressure and declared...
  • `Vets For Freedom' Creates Stir (Backs Lieberman)

    08/15/2006 6:01:42 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 10 replies · 448+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | August 15, 2006 | JON LENDER
    Connecticut's U.S. Senate race continued Monday along its unpredictable way: The White House declined to endorse the nominee of state Republicans - and a new "Vets for Freedom" group with ties to the GOP advertised its backing of incumbent Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is waging an independent campaign for re-election after losing last week's Democratic primary. The group's full-page ad Monday in The Courant created an immediate stir: Former Democratic State Chairman George Jepsen, a top adviser to Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont, said the ad showed that "national Republicans, in their effort to help Joe Lieberman, clearly have a...