Taking On John McCain’s Flippant Iraq Policy


The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and MoveOn.org make quite the team!

The two groups – who endorsed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, respectively – joined forces to take on presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, especially his stance on Iraq:

This ad will begin airing nationally Wednesday on CNN and MSNBC, and in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin markets. It will run for a week at a cost of $543,000. In the ad, an actress with an infant child speaks as if she were addressing McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee.

“Hi John McCain,” she says. “This is Alex. And he’s my first. So far his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog. That, and making my heart pound every time I look at him. And so, John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for 100 years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can’t have him.”

That’s right, girl! You keep that baby, a concept that will likely appeal to McCain’s pro-life supporters.

Meanwhile, if we were to stay in Iraq for another 100 years, poor fictional baby Alex’s children and grandchildren could potentially follow him abroad. That is, if Alex lived long enough.