Florida Politics reports:
Ron DeSantis is leaning into his autobiography in his latest campaign ad, playing up his military service. But the ad doesn’t tell the whole story.
“Service over Self” begins with footage of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America conducted by al-Qaida and aided by Saudi nationals, with a somber-voiced narrator describing how he “fought back” by joining the Navy, becoming a JAG Officer, and having “volunteered to serve in Iraq.”
Ironically, given that Iraqi nationals were not involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, the Governor’s spot elides mention of his stint at Guantanamo Bay during the War on Terror in 2006, where he would have had the most contact with al-Qaida operatives.
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DeSantis has been accused of being present during the forced feedings of Gitmo prisoners, a tactic the United Nations defines as torture. He has offered shifting defenses of his time on the base in recent months. You may recall that a previous campaign ad touting DeSantis’s military record included a CGI flyover during his speech.