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MoveOn: Rudy Betrayed Us Too

MoveOn.org is out with a new ad in Iowa targeting Rudy Giuliani. The new ad airs only a few days after the former mayor released a Web-only video/ad targeting MoveOn and Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani's ad criticizes the "General Betray Us" ad MoveOn ran in the New York Times, and ties Clinton to the group:

Striking back at the mayor, MoveOn's new ad criticizes Giuliani's lack of involvement with the Iraq Study Group, noting he was asked to leave the group since he missed several meetings.

"Rudy Giuliani has become an uncritical cheerleader for George Bush's war in Iraq," a MoveOn news release states. "He was thrown off the Iraq Study Group for missing too many meetings. Where was he? Out making huge sums of money giving speeches. When Rudy had the chance to support our troops, he left them high and dry. Now that's a true betrayal of trust," according to MoveOn's Eli Pariser.

MoveOn is paying $50,000 for the ad to air on cable stations in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids Sept. 18 to 21, according to MoveOn spokespeople.

"Being attacked by the Democratic character assassination machine MoveOn.org is something Rudy Giuliani will wear as a badge of honor," says Giuliani communications director Katie Levinson. "This is, after all, the same liberal group whose Web site compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, the same liberal group that wanted no military response against the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11th and the same liberal group that consistently opposes funding for our troops in the theater of war," she adds.

The ad targeting Giuliani in Iowa is similar to another one that launches nationally today targeting President Bush. The $60,000 buy includes spots on CNN nationally, and in the D.C. cable market, according to MoveOn.

That makes three people that MoveOn has targeted with "betrayal" ads: Gen. David Petraeus, Rudy Giuliani, and President George W. Bush.

The new ads follow John McCain's comments last Thursday -- he thinks MoveOn should "thrown out of the country." (More on that here.)

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  September 17, 2007; 1:10 PM ET Rudy Giuliani
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Ron Paul want to end the war ASAP. He voted NO in October 11, 2002. Clinton, Edwards, McCain all voted YES and all other candidates want US in IRAQ.
See Ron Paul
Brief Overview of Congressman Paul's Record:

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Posted by: Keith | September 17, 2007 1:37 PM

Dear Post,

Rudy makes it sound like comparing Bush to Hitler is a bad thing...

Posted by: El Tigre | September 17, 2007 3:25 PM

The risk that the various gentlemen, both Dem and GOP, have in the almost unrelenting, early attacks on Hillary is the risk of a backlash and tune out . By not responding to each of these, she looks above the fray. They appear indistinguishable from each other and non-Presidential.

Posted by: Roseann | September 17, 2007 3:42 PM

Rudy makes it sound like comparing Bush to Hitler is a bad thing...

Just out of curiosity, how old are you? 4,6?

Posted by: Lord Hussana of Nauguski | September 17, 2007 4:33 PM

I hope and pray that Rudy does not become president.

It would, however, be a hoot to see Judith Nation sitting in Laura Bush's chair.

Republicans: our family values party!!

Posted by: Betty Carr | September 18, 2007 11:25 PM

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