Veterans call on Portman to apologize for ad

COLUMBUS, OH - The largest progressive group of veterans in America, with over 400,000 veterans, military families, and civilian supporters,, is calling on Senator Rob Portman to apologize for a campaign ad.  The ad, which targets former Governor Ted Strickland over the Iran deal, features a photo of flag-draped coffins of fallen troops. 

In a statement, Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran, and Chairman of said: 

"Senator Portman needs to apologize.  He needs to apologize to the families of the fallen, for using the photo of their loved one’s casket, for his own political purposes.  He needs to apologize for voting to authorize the rush to war in Iraq, which resulted in those thousands of fallen, and the caskets used in his ad.  And he needs to apologize for refusing to stand up for a deal that will keep nuclear arms out of Iran’s hands, and American service members out of caskets like the ones he showed in his ads." 

You can view Portman's ad here: 

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 400,000 supporters, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.




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