Allen Weh on Homeland Security
Weh's advertisement, unveiled on Monday, includes images of war, Pres. Obama playing golf, and Weh's opponent, Sen. Tom Udall, giving interviews as chaotic images of conflict flash across the screen. Foley is not shown in the ad, but it does briefly show an image of his killer, dressed in black and wielding a knife.
"To change Washington, you must change your Senator," the ad reads.
"Using James Foley's horrific and tragic death for shock value is offensive to Mr. Foley's family, New Mexico voters and the rest of our country," Udall's campaign manager said.
"Out of respect for the Foley family, no picture of James Foley was used," Weh's campaign manager said. "Tom Udall feigns outrage over the inclusion of a now familiar image of this Jihadi terrorist, who is clearly the face of the evil that threatens our nation."
Weh said he considered Cannon with its special operations mission essential to the economy of eastern New Mexico and the security of the U.S. He said he expects a BRAC in 2015 because many in Washington want to cut defense spending even further by shutting down bases. "Frankly," said Weh, a Marine combat veteran, "our military spending is at one of its lowest points ever. We're cutting armed forces as al-Qaida is growing in strength. To me, that's an oxymoron."
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