August 30th, 2007
From United for Peace and Justice:
Dear Friends at United for Peace and Justice,
As you may know, Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, together with an advocacy group he helped create called Freedom’s Watch, has launched a $15 million national ad campaign with the goal of convincing the American public that continuing the war in
Iraqis the right thing to do. Wounded veterans and Gold Star families are featured in these ads, stating that if Congress were to end the war in Iraq, war Veterans’ and Gold Star families’ sacrifices will mean nothing.
Last night, Military Families Speak Out and Gold Star Families Speak Out members Celeste and Dante Zappala picked up a video camera and made a one and one-half minute piece to counter the message of this ad campaign.
After making their video last night, Celeste and Dante sent us a message “We don’t have $15 million, but we have the truth.” (See text of their message below, in italics.)
We are now sending this email to all of you, in hopes that you will watch the video and send it out to all you know, and we can keep this heartfelt and vital message going:
So watch and spread the message: “Funding the war means killing the troops.”