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New Biden Ad Spotlights Iraq Plan

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Tomorrow, Joe Biden goes on the air in Iowa with a new ad touting his plan for Iraq. In the spot, called "Action," he stands before a black background and speaks directly into the camera.

"The next president has to act," Biden says. "The Biden plan to end the war in Iraq has already won bipartisan support. When Pakistan erupted in crisis, I spoke to Musharraf before Bush did. You don't have to guess what I'll do as president – just look at what I've done."

The spot also takes an indirect shot at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"Being president is not the same thing as running for president," Biden says in the ad. "When this campaign is over, political slogans like 'experience' and 'change' will mean absolutely nothing."

That argument was further pushed by Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro.

"If Iowans believe campaign funds and celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track, and provide health care and education for America's children, they should support another candidate," Navarro said in a statement. "But I'm confident that Iowans know what I know: our problems will require experience and leadership from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven action on caucus night."