Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Price of Defeat

iVictory Caucus is calling on all who support General Petraeus and the Troops let Congress know their views:

On Thursday, August 16, they will fight back against efforts
by to bully the American people into
ending the mission just as it is showing significant signs of progress.

“As families of those who are serving or have made the ultimate
sacrifice, we must educate our fellow Americans about the need to continue the
mission and the terrible price we will pay if we retreat now,” said Merrilee
Carlson, the president of
Families United for Our Troops and Their

Added Pete Hegseth , executive
director of
Vets for Freedom: will talk a lot about the money we are
spending. But what they won’t discuss – and what in truth they just don’t
care about – is the overwhelming cost of U.S. and Iraqi lives and
security if we give up too soon and lose this war. As veterans
of Iraq who have served on the ground, we understand the progress that is being
made and we know the consequences if we were to pack up and leave without
defeating al-Qaeda.”

They noted that possible outcomes of defeat include:

*A bloodbath in Iraq , costing hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi
lives and possibly destabilizing the entire Middle East region.
failed state in Iraq and a safe haven for Al Qaeda to plan future attacks
against America and her allies.
*An emboldened Iran in pursuit of nuclear
weapons and a victorious Al Qaeda in pursuit of new ways to kill Americans at
home and around the world.

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