(CNN) – John McCain’s released his debut spot of the general election ad wars Friday.
In the 30-second spot, which will air in major battleground states, the presumptive Republican nominee talks about his family’s history of military service.
“I hate war,” he says.
(Full script after the jump)
Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war.
When I was five years old, my father left for war.
My grandfather came home from war and died the next day.
I was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years as a POW. Some of the friends I served with never came home.
I hate war.
And I know how terrible its costs are.
I'm running for President to keep the country I love safe.
I'm John McCain and I approve this message.