August 22nd, 2007
10:45 AM ET
14 years ago

Advocates for the Iraq war seek congressional support

Fleischer's advocacy group is pressuring Congress to support the Iraq war.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new political advocacy group, tied to former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, is launching a new effort to pressure Congress to support the Iraq war.

The organization, Freedom's Watch, also unveiled new pro-war internet ads on its website and and will spend $15 million to air these commercials between now and mid-September on both television and radio.

The group's purpose is "to rally the country and encourage Congress to fully fund the troops in Iraq," Fleischer, a former spokesman for President Bush, said in an email Wednesday to CNN. Fleischer is the group's spokesman.

Freedom's Watch's web site also encourages grassroots action, calling on supporters to lobby their members of Congress to support the war in Iraq and "to protect America against the global war on terror."

- CNN's Adam Levine

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  1. Tim, Wooster, OH

    To David in Salinas,

    So you are of the political crowd that despises people on the other side? Otherwise you wouldn’t act like a fourth grader. This arena obviously isn’t where serious political discourse can happen.

    August 24, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
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