NEWS: Group seeks $200 million to sell war on Iran

Big coffers and a rising voice lift a new conservative group

Freedom’s Watch, a deep-pocketed conservative group led by two former senior White House officials, made an audacious debut in late August when it began a $15 million advertising campaign designed to maintain Congressional support for President Bush’s troop increase in Iraq.

Founded this summer by a dozen wealthy conservatives, the nonprofit group is set apart from most advocacy groups by the immense wealth of its core group of benefactors, its intention to far outspend its rivals and its ambition to pursue a wide-ranging agenda. Its next target: Iran policy.

Next month, Freedom’s Watch will sponsor a private forum of 20 experts on radical Islam that is expected to make the case that Iran poses a direct threat to the security of the United States, according to several benefactors of the group. [complete article]

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  1. halfnhalf

    What seemed most telling is when MSNBC interviewed the spokesman for this group, Ari Fleischer. Olbermann (at least I think it was he) asked for the name of the handicapped vet who appeared in one of the four commercials. Fleischer didn’t know it. Nor to my knowledge has it been revealed at any time or anywhere since.

    Something seemed seriously wrong then..and still does now.

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