U.S. Republican Party television ad bashes Canada
Thursday, October 26, 2006
"Canada can take care of North Korea," a man in the television ad says. "They're not busy."
The ad's purpose was to blast Democratic Senate candidate, who is running against Republican . The comment about Canada is secondary to the ad's first purpose.
An official for the Republican National Committee toldthe ad had been pulled because it had "run its course," just one day after party chairman defended the ad and said it would continue to run.
"Just imagine if I registered a complaint every time my country or president was criticized," said the U.S. Ambassador to Canada,. "Compare that (one ad) with the criticism early this year during the (federal) election that happened every day in Canada ...ads that were run consistently throughout your country."
A source within the Canadian government told the Afghanistan.that Canadian ambassador to the U.S. called the to remind the Republicans of the heavy load Canada is carrying in
Thehas been on an advertising campaign, plastering subway stations in Washington with posters depicting Canadian troops in Afghanistan. There is also a website featuring military cooperation between Canada and the U.S.
The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. has issued a complaint to Washington in response to the television ad.
The 30 second ad (see source below) can now be viewed on.
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