Howard Kaloogian’s “Truth Tour” to Iraq in July, 2005 was sponsored by Move America Forward, a non-profit, “non-partisan” outfit that Kaloogian founded. You might have never heard of them before, but you certainly know their work. It includes:
— Producing a series of TV ads late last year that claimed Iraq did in fact have WMDs;
— Shuttling pro-war protestors to Crawford to counter Cindy Sheehan’s “Camp Casey” as part of their “You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy” tour;
— a campaign supporting John Bolton’s contentious nomination” for UN ambassador – including financing the ad campaign in Ohio that attacked Sen. George Voinivich (R-OH) for not backing Bolton;
— backing U.S. detention policies at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by selling ‘I [Heart] Gitmo’ bumper stickers.”
The “Truth Tour” sent five conservative radio-talk-show hosts to U.S. military bases in Baghdad for “a week of upbeat broadcasts.”
And according to the WSJ, the group grew out of the successful 2003 recall effort in California.