Firefighters Back Bush in Web Spot

NEW YORK Citizens United, a grassroots organization that advocates limited government and strong national defense, last week launched a Web commercial in which firefighters and other 9/11 first responders voice their support for President Bush’s war on terror. The ad’s launch coincides with testimony before the independent Sept. 11 commission investigating federal and local emergency response. The Web spot, which is running on, features detailed photos of the attacks and longtime firefighters and members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association discussing how the president has retaliated against terrorists.

Vietnam Vets

Protest Kerry Ad

washington A group of Vietnam veterans who served with John Kerry have asked his campaign to stop using a picture of their images in his advertising. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that includes veterans who served with Kerry, sent a letter to his campaign May 17 saying that 11 of the 20 officers featured in a photo in the spot “Lifetime,” which broke May 3, did not give permission for their image to be used. In the letter, the group writes, “We join our fellow Swiftees who believe that someone who heaped scorn and lies on his own unit for his personal political gain is not fit to be commander-in-chief.” The group calls itself a non-partisan public- advocacy group.