You Can't Bury the Truth

A Democratic ad showing coffins makes war deaths political. They should be

You know that war we've been fighting in Iraq? Apparently Americans have been dying in it. This treacherous revelation was made in an Internet ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which uses images of flag-draped American coffins to argue for tossing out the G.O.P. majority. It took the Republican leaders more than a week to notice the ad existed, but when they did, the response was fairly predictable. "To use those images to rally Democrats and raise money I think is appalling," said House majority leader John Boehner.

The ad is not exactly subtle. Images of despair flash by:...

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