color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Stand by the American Mission in Iraq

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Stand by the American Mission in Iraq

When I told Noah of this movement, he said, "Hell yes. Finish the mission."

Vets for Freedom (and this family)

Stand by the American Mission in Iraq

Iraq is now the central front in the War on Terrorism - not because Americans want it to be but because America's enemies have said so and made it so. Al-Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias are determined to drive the United States out of Iraq. Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups would then use that country as a safe haven from which they can mount attacks on the U.S., its interests and allies

We recognize that the U.S. involvement in Iraq has divided Americans and that our leaders have made mistakes. We also recognize the cost of this war, not only in financial terms but, more importantly, in the loss of more than 3,000 of our bravest men and women. The issue, however, is not how or why U.S. forces became engaged in Iraq but, rather, what is happening there now and what would happen if we were to leave too soon.

Today, U.S. forces are making real and significant progress. We are driving al-Qaeda out of key strongholds, recruiting Iraqis to join the fight, and training them to defend themselves.

General Petraeus and the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will report to Congress in mid-September on the American effort. We urge our nation's leaders to:

  • Recognize the importance of fighting and defeating al-Qaeda, wherever they can be found, not least in Iraq;

  • Consider the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker with an open mind and without regard for partisan politics;

  • Recognize the significant threat to U.S. national security that a hasty retreat or a made-in-Washington timetable for withdrawal from Iraq would generate; and

  • Listen to the U.S. service members who willingly sacrifice to protect our country and who do not want defeat legislated in Washington so long as American troops are making progress on the battlefield.

  • America has a chance to strike a serious blow against terrorism and the ideologies that drive terrorism. By contrast, the defeat of the United States would embolden terrorists, making the world a more dangerous place for Americans and consigning the people of Iraq and the Middle East to a perilous future.

    We urge you to support our troops by giving them the resources and time they need to successfully complete their mission.

    If you're a Vet, sign up HERE.

    You can watch some powerful commercials HERE.

    There is Strength in our numbers.


    At 8/31/2007 4:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just signed the petition, as well as passed along to several of my family members and friends. Thanks so much for sharing!!


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