Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Dear Mr. Obama," I won't vote for you. When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the sacrifice of everyone who died promoting Freedom !

If the election came down to YouTube viewers, a pro-John McCain video would be the winner.
A video of an Iraq veteran giving his endorsement to McCain is the site's most watched election video, with 11 million views, according to the BBC, which calls it "short, simple and powerful." CLICK IMAGE FOR VIDEO.

The video opens with a young man with close-cropped hair standing outside in casual clothes next to an American flag.

"Dear Mr. Obama," he says, and describes himself as an Iraq war veteran, whose yearlong tour convinced him that Iraqis are "just like us" in seeking freedom.

"When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the service and sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom... Because you do not understand or appreciate these principles Sir, I am supporting Senator John McCain for president."

"Are they better off today than they were in 2002? You bet," he says. The man proceeds to list the reasons he doesn't agree with Obama's policies toward Iraq and instead is endorsing John McCain for president, "because he understands the fundamental truth, freedom is always worth the price."

The man then walks away from the camera, revealing he has a prosthetic left leg. The two-minute video closes with Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American" playing over a pro-McCain graph.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator