Casteneda: It's been said
that Dwight Eisenhower wrote two letters in the days before young
Americans risked their lives on the beaches of Normandy to liberate
Keri McGregor: In one letter he applauded the sacrifice of the troops and celebrated their hard fought victory.
Scott Willens: In the other letter he took full responsibility for the catastrophic failure of the mission.
Pablo Casteneda: In our generation's war Sen. Obama only wrote one letter...
(Katherine Rivera-Mengis): ...detailing the failure of the surge...
(Keri McGregor): And he wrote it before he even set foot on the Iraqi soil or spoke with our commanders.
Gabriel Herrera: Sen. Obama, like generations before me, I am an American warrior.
Stephanie Eichman: I have not failed my country.
Nick Eichman: I have not let down my friends, many of whom we lost.
Brian Bowers: I've answered my nation's call.
?unidentified: And I have succeeded.
Katherine Rivera-Mengis: So to you Sen. Obama and others who said we'd fail I say enough.
Brian Bowers: My fellow Americans, tell Sen. Obama support the troops and their success by supporting bipartisan Senate Resolution 636.
?unidentified: Ask Sen. Obama to tell the truth about the surge.
Ricky Garcia: Can we win our war?
All: Yes we can.
Male Voice: Vets for Freedom is responsible for the content of this advertising.
Notes: This ad
was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America
Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI. McCain campaign spokesman
Tucker Bounds responded with this statement: