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9/11-themed ad to tell Americans 'life depends' on their vote

RAW STORY
Published: Monday September 11, 2006

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A new ad set to be placed in key markets by a neoconservative think tank will tell Americans that their lives literally depend on their votes in the upcoming midterm election, RAW STORY has learned.

Over images of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, an off-camera narrator will tell voters in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia and Vermont that "the world is a dangerous place. Islamic terrorists hate us for who we are and what we stand for."

The Center for Security Policy, an organization linked to a number of well-known neoconservatives, produced the ad. Though it claims to be nonpartisan, it centers around the widely-used Republican "cut and run" talking point.

The sixty-second spot argues that an exit from Iraq would be seen as a sign of weakness by America's enemies. Anti-American statements from a variety of Muslims in middle eastern countries are also displayed on screen as the narrator continues, "The next time someone suggests America should cut-and-run from the war on terror, ask them, 'run to where?'"

A final on-screen graphic tells residents of those states to "vote as if your life depends on it. Because it does."

A transcript of the ad follows the video, which may be viewed below.

Transcript:

Since 9/11, most Americans know the world is a dangerous place.

Islamic terrorists hate us for who we are and what we stand for.

Some people seem to think, however, that if we retreat our terrorist enemies will leave us alone.

They say we should close Guantanamo, where captured foes are kept from waging war against us.

They say we should get out of Iraq, where democracy is just getting a foothold.

They seem to think we'll be safer if we cut-and-run.

But our enemies will see this as proof of our weakness.

They'll be more convinced than ever that murdering Americans advances their cause, and they'll try to do so again here at home.

They next time someone suggests America should cut-and-run from the war on terror, ask them, "run to where?"