John McCain: “This Is Mission Accomplished”

May 5th, 2008

May 1, 2008

Eddie Vale 202-609-7692


New video highlights McCain’s out-of-touch Iraq policies


Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, Progressive Media USA released a new video which highlights Senator John McCain’s out-of-touch Iraq policies.  Over the past five years, McCain, like President Bush, has given the American people a rosy and out-of-touch assessment about what is happening on the ground in Iraq.

In 2002, McCain said that “success will be fairly easy” and in 2003, he said “that we will be welcomed as liberators.”   Yet, since the war in Iraq began more than 4,000 troops have died and nearly 30,000 have been wounded.  The war in Iraq has strained our military to the breaking point, ruined our reputation around the world and will cost our economy $3 trillion.

McCain, who has been Bush’s strongest supporter of the war in Iraq, has denied his role as cheerleader, saying last December: “I’m saddened by the way we misled the American people, but I certainly wasn’t part of it.” 

Five years after President Bush declared that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” McCain continues to support President Bush’s failed strategy in Iraq. 

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Progressive Media USA Launches Online Fact-Check

April 28th, 2008

April 28, 2008

Eddie Vale


Website Will Serve as Information Hub on McCain’s Policies and Why They are Wrong for America

Washington, D.C. – Progressive Media USA today launched a new website,, as part of its efforts to educate people about the risks of conservative policies and leaders. In addition, Progressive Media USA launched a new project,, a one-stop site to find research to fact-check McCain’s policies, get the latest news about McCain and hold the media accountable for fair reporting on McCain. will make sure the public understands that the policies of John McCain are just like the policies George Bush – the McSame old commitment to endless war, trillions to Iraq, tax cuts for millionaires, no plan for universal health care and no plan for our economy. The website also includes videos like “Out of Touch,” that highlight the risks of McCain’s policies. McCain Source has specific issue sections – security, economy, corruption and homefront – to learn more about McCain’s record and policies.

Progressive Media USA’s home website,, provides information about the organization and includes a variety of tools so viewers can learn more about Progressive Media USA’s mission, find research to fact-check conservative policies and accusations, learn about progressive ideas, read the latest news and take action to bring about progressive change. In the multimedia section, viewers can find Progressive Media USA’s latest web videos and television advertisements.

Progressive Media USA is a non-profit organization working to bring about progressive change by informing the American people about the risks of conservative policies and leaders and by ensuring that progressive voices are heard in the public debate.