On June 30, 2005, Congressman Mark Green (R-WI) and I formed the Victory in Iraq Caucus. This Caucus strives to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and to promote their successes in the Global War on Terrorism.
As Congressman Green did not seek re-election to the 110th Congress, Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) now serves as Co-Chair.
Many members of this caucus have had the opportunity to visit with our troops in Iraq and witness the tremendous progress being made in the region.
Victory in Iraq is crucial to our national security. As U.S. troops continue to risk their lives to protect our country and secure democracy in Iraq, they deserve to know Congress supports their mission and believes in their fight. The Victory in Iraq Caucus will further demonstrate that we are unified in support for our troops and dedicated to completing the mission in Iraq.
The Caucus recognizes and appreciates the importance of debate surrounding national security policy. The Caucus welcomes debate among its members regarding the best way forward in Iraq, noting all agree on the outcome: there is no end but victory.
Co-Chair Congressman Jeff Miller stated, "There is no greater mistake Congress can make than to repeat the blunders of the Viet Nam era Congress and systematically defund our troops in Iraq. Our men and women in uniform deserve better, and I look forward to working with Congressman Wilson to make sure that is what they get."