An Iraq war veteran accuses Sen. Joe BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE (D-Del.) of disregarding success achieved by U.S. soldiers in a new web ad from Vets for Freedom, a veterans group that opposes withdrawal from Iraq and supports the so-called troop "surge."

"Senator Biden, I fought side by side with men who didn't return from Iraq. They laid down their lives for this country and for their mission. Don't tell me their service and sacrifice wasn't relevant," says Garrett Makovicka, a Marine Corps. infantryman in his mid twenties from College Station, Texas. Makovicka served in Iraq and is a member of the group.

Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that "whether or not the surge worked is almost irrelevant now," and that the real issue is Iraq policy from this point forward.

The group may run the new ad on TV, it says, as part of its $7 million campaign pressuring senators to vote for a resolution, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case MORE (R-S.C.), that recognizes the success of the surge.