In today's installment of AC360°'s Political Theater, Tom Foreman is looking at two ads that address military service.
Here’s the script for "Warzone," an ad from North Carolina Republican Ilario Pantano:
NBC news clip (Stone Phillips): "Ilario Pantano, described by one superior as having more integrity, dedication, and drive than any Marine he's ever met."
NBC news clip (Ann Curry interviewing Pantano): "You served in Gulf One; you got out. You got a big great job, a beautiful wife and a kid. Then 9/11 happens, you come home, your hair is shaved off, you're ready to head back into the warzone to help America. "
Pantano "I'm Ilario Pantano and I'm ready to head to war a third time except this time it's for the soul of our country. I need your help to take the Congress back."
And here's the script for "Dan Webster - Draft Dodger," an ad from Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson:
Grayson "I'm Congressman Alan Grayson and I approve this message."
Narrator: "Daniel Webster was called to serve our country six times during the Vietnam War.
Narrator: Each time Daniel Webster refused the call to service.
Narrator: It breaks an old soldier's heart to think that Daniel Webster could ever be elected to Congress.
Narrator: "He doesn't love this country the way I do. Daniel Webster doesn't care about us."
Graphic on screen: If Daniel Webster didn't serve America then, why should he serve now?
Take a look at each ad and the claims each makes then render your own verdict in the comments section below. You have 4 choices for each ad: “Right on,” “It’s a stretch,” “Tall tale,” or “Big fat lie.” Be brief but please give us the evidence in support of your verdict. And two more things: CNN’s comment policy applies and be responsive to our request for help; only submit comments that will help us fact check the ad.
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