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U.S. Republican ad uses bin Laden image

WASHINGTON - Republicans unveiled an advertisement on Friday featuring the image and words of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a warning to voters that "these are the stakes" in the November 7 election.



The Republican National Committee ad, first shown on its Web site and scheduled for airing on cable television early next week, also includes images of al Qaeda fighters in training and other al Qaeda leaders.

"What is yet to come will be even greater," the ad quotes bin Laden as saying, before concluding with the words: "These are the stakes. Vote November 7."

President George W. Bush's Republicans, slipping in the polls from public dissatisfaction with the Iraq war, are fighting to retain control of Congress in the election. Democrats must pick up 15 House seats and six Senate seats to win a majority in each chamber.

Republicans hope to turn the debate in the campaign's closing stages back to their traditionally strong issues of national security and the war on terrorism, although recent polls show Democrats overtaking them on that turf.

Democratic Senate campaign committee spokesman Phil Singer called the ad a "desperate" effort to spur Republican voter turnout.

The bin Laden ad recalls one of the most famous American political ads, the 1964 "Daisy" ad used by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson in his race against conservative Republican Barry Goldwater.

It featured a small girl picking a daisy and a countdown to nuclear explosion before an announcer says, "These are the stakes."
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Reply #1 posted 10/21/06 2:13pm

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it is also very reminiscent of the anti Regan ads
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Reply #2 posted 10/21/06 2:38pm

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"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"I am truly not that concerned about him."
- G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)
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Reply #3 posted 10/21/06 2:49pm

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IrresistibleB1tch said:

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"I am truly not that concerned about him."
- G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)



given that Bush had nothing to do with that Ad i do not see how Bush's thoughts are relevant at all.
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Reply #4 posted 10/21/06 2:55pm

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SlamGlam said:

IrresistibleB1tch said:

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"I am truly not that concerned about him."
- G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)



given that Bush had nothing to do with that Ad i do not see how Bush's thoughts are relevant at all.


really now? lol

Bush has nothing to do with the Republican National Committee??

and even if you believe that, do you think Bush's comments are of any interest outside of the ad?

[Edited 10/21/06 14:56pm]
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Reply #5 posted 10/21/06 3:17pm

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IrresistibleB1tch said:

[b] really now? lol

Bush has nothing to do with the Republican National Committee??


that is not what i said. i said Bush has nothing to do with the RNC's generic ads.

and even if you believe that, do you think Bush's comments are of any interest outside of the ad?


i think that Bush has been consistent with the fact that getting Bin Ladan has little to do with the over all war on terror. sure he wants him...but he is NOT the END goal and i do not think he was EVER said to be.
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Reply #6 posted 10/21/06 3:27pm

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SlamGlam said:

IrresistibleB1tch said:

really now? lol

Bush has nothing to do with the Republican National Committee??


that is not what i said. i said Bush has nothing to do with the RNC's generic ads.

and even if you believe that, do you think Bush's comments are of any interest outside of the ad?


i think that Bush has been consistent with the fact that getting Bin Ladan has little to do with the over all war on terror. sure he wants him...but he is NOT the END goal and i do not think he was EVER said to be.


[b] so when he said "wanted - dead or alive", he was just giving generic options?
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Reply #7 posted 10/21/06 3:43pm

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IrresistibleB1tch said:


so when he said "wanted - dead or alive", he was just giving generic options?


when did he say that? *i am sure he did but when?
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Reply #8 posted 10/21/06 3:50pm

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SlamGlam said:

IrresistibleB1tch said:


so when he said "wanted - dead or alive", he was just giving generic options?


when did he say that? *i am sure he did but when?


you know, why don't you google it?
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Reply #9 posted 10/21/06 4:10pm

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IrresistibleB1tch said:

SlamGlam said:



when did he say that? *i am sure he did but when?


you know, why don't you google it?


well i would assume sept of 2001...
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Reply #10 posted 10/21/06 6:12pm

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SlamGlam said:

IrresistibleB1tch said:

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"I am truly not that concerned about him."
- G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)


given that Bush had nothing to do with that Ad i do not see how Bush's thoughts are relevant at all.


So who is responsible? And why doesn't that Republican't listen to the words of the preznit?
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Reply #11 posted 10/21/06 6:16pm

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SlamGlam said:

i think that Bush has been consistent with the fact that getting Bin Ladan has little to do with the over all war on terror.


"getting Bin Ladan has little to do with the over all war on terror"??? Does your lot even believe the nonsense that comes out of your mouths? And if you believe this BS, why don't you say that in your ads, instead of using an image of Osama?

SlamGlam said:

sure he wants him...but he is NOT the END goal


What is the end goal? You seem to know. And please back up your statements with actual quotes, no "I think" bullshit.
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Reply #12 posted 10/21/06 8:17pm

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If only the people in power were as serious about our welfare as they CLAIM to be, then the world would be a much better place.

Why is it, exactly, that all of a sudden Bin Laden is brought up again?
The election is coming nd we need to strike fear into the hearts of gullible voters again?
"Don't vote for a Democrat because the terrorists are gonna getcha!"
Is that right? Is that what we are to believe?
I feel sick to my stomach.

barf disbelief
By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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