Friday, September 08, 2006

"These People Want To Kill Us."

Christ on a crutch! These ads, by Progress for America, have started running today in my fair state of Missouri. It was in heavy rotation this morning during the local (Springfield) news. It's a real whack upside the head!

Naturally, I had to check out their site. Here's the news release:

WASHINGTON - Progress for America (PFA) today began an issue advocacy effort that includes television advertising on national cable and on broadcast in Missouri, placing a sharp focus on the War on Terror. The first flight of ads began today and runs through next week.

"In the 1990s we reacted to terror, and re-actions are what led us to the horrific tragedies of 9/11. We must fight terrorists abroad so we don't have to face them at home," said David Beamer, father of flight 93 hero, Todd Beamer. "The will to fight and win the War on Terror will help ensure my son is one of the last people to die in a terrorist attack, instead of one of the first."

The ad seeks to remind Americans of why the U.S. and its allies are fighting the war on terror. "Many seem to have forgotten the evil that happened only five years ago," the ad plays. It then chillingly runs through a list of the attacks terrorists have launched against the U.S. with bold images that take the viewer back to the time of the terrifying events. The ad links those events over the last decade to the efforts to kill and capture terrorists still threatening the U.S. The ad closes with, "the War on Terror is a war for our country's freedom, security and survival."

The video can be seen on their homepage (and there's links for downloading) at:

For you unfortunate troglodytes still on dial-up, here's the script...but really, please take the time to download this sucker! (Actually, it loaded up quite quickly for me at their homepage.)

These people want to kill us.

Whether called Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah,

They're terrorists who want to kill everyone who don't submit to their extreme ideology...

...submit to a system where women have no rights, where innocent civilians are political pawns.

Many seem to have forgotten the evil that happened only five years ago.

They would cut and run in the Middle East, leaving Al-Qaeda to attack us again.

Many times before 9/11, Al-Qaeda attacked America, and we took little action.

The first World Trade Center bombing...

Our embassies

The USS Cole

But after 9/11, we struck back, destroying Al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Terrorists like Zarqawi who want to kill us.

Now, we have narrowly escaped "another 9/11,"

...using proven surveillance that some would stop.

The War on Terror is a war for our country's freedom, security and survival.

This one is guaran-gawdam-teed to get the pantspissers up in arms screaming "Fear Mongerers!!" But in all honesty, it's about time SOMEBODY started calling a spade a spade. I applaude the 'nads of these's a well done ad, by the way.
Just. Friggin'. Powerful.


Blogger Gayle said...

Yay! I hope these things will air nationwide! It's about dang time someone had the cajones to say it like it is.

Thanks, WTR. After watching United 93 like I just did, and doing the blogburst on 9/11 and reading about many other people who died on 9/11, I really did need some good news. Bless you! Bless these people putting out the adds. :)

9/08/2006 11:49 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...


I've spend alot of the day reading through 911 memories

Alot of bloggers are hosting


are two.

people are thinking about it

9/09/2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Frankly I couldn't believe what I was seeing early this morning when these ads began their run here in our market!
I didn't know whether to cheer or cry.
But it did it's job and made an impact.
This is all old news to most of us, but there are alot who don't really have a clue.
But why they are only running in Missouri is a mystery. Are we the guinea pig? Is this a test market run?
As far as I'm concerned, this needs to run nationwide, CAIR be damned!

9/09/2006 12:55 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

This is gonna be a rough weekend for alot of us.
I'm finishing up the tribute/memorial.
It's one scab that does need to be picked at.
(ewww, bad analogy, perhaps)

9/09/2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

speaking of scabs
my links are there... just not the way I intended

they showed up fine when I previewed.

I only have my learners permit... ha ha ha

9/09/2006 10:12 AM  

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