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Not content to leave Tom Cruise alone in a self-promotional Adwords Campaign, the American Government is buying Adwords units in defense of American Foreign Policy.

The ad (pictured right) reads “Peace & Security, Creating security through improved relations and cooperation” and links through to a page on America.gov with a motto of “Telling America’s Story.” The page includes stories on Syria and Nuclear Reactors, Terrorists and other Bush Administration foreign policy news.

It’s not clear whether this ad is being displayed within the United States itself, or simply to the rest of the world. Taxpayer money well spent, or waste-of-money propaganda via Adsense units? You can be the judge.

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Source: Even Your Tax Dollars Are Buying AdWords