Victory In Iraq Caucus
On June 30, 2005, Congressman Mark Greene (R-WI) and I formed the Victory in Iraq Caucus with 118 other members of Congress.
Many of the 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. Terrorists are being defeated, schools are being built, security forces are improving, the economy is growing, and the Iraqi people are notably more optimistic about the future.
Victory in Iraq is critical 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 that Members of the U.S. Congress support their mission and believe in their fight. The Victory in Iraq Caucus will further demonstrate that we are unified in our support for our troops and dedicated to completing the mission in Iraq.
“Despite what many Americans see and hear in the media, Iraq is well on its way to a brighter future,” Green said. “Democracy is taking hold, Iraqis are embracing their newfound freedoms, and our courageous troops are steadily stamping out terrorists bent on derailing Iraq’s march toward prosperity. There’s a lot to hang our hat on. But, Iraq is still a dangerous place, and that’s why we must continue supporting our troops, trumpeting their successes, and affirming America’s commitment to finishing the job. That’s what this caucus will help accomplish – it’s a voice for victory.”
The Victory in Iraq Caucus will serve to honor men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and to promote their successes in the War on Terror.