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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Let Them Win!

From Pete Hegseth, Executive Director Vets For Freedom

'Dear Vets for Freedom members:

Yesterday was a great day for our country, and for Vets for Freedom.

Not only did General Petraeus testify to incredible progress in Iraq, but Vets for Freedom was joined at a press conference on Capitol Hillby Senators McCain, Lieberman, and Graham; as well as Democrat Jim Marshall and two dozen other Senators and Representatives. Thirty media outlets covered the event, and a few of the sound bites are below:

"No one detests war more than a veteran ... you know better than any the consequences of defeat. My friends, we will never surrender to the extremists." - Senator John McCain

"Do not underestimate the contribution you have made on the political battlefield at home." - Senator Joe Lieberman

"You want to know who wants you to come home more than anybody? Al Qaeda because you''re kicking their ass." - Senator Lindsay Graham

As the press conference concluded, over 400 Iraq and Afghanistanveterans and members of Vets for Freedom descended on Capitol Hill,where over 300 meetings were held with their representatives in theSenate and the House. The message was simple: support the commanders onthe ground and let the troops win!

Now it''s off to New York City for the final day of the Tour. Join us this evening on the "Glenn Beck Show" on CNN Headline News as three Vets for Freedom members discuss highlights from the tour, Vets on the Hill, and the Petraeus testimony. The message is getting to America, and with your continued support, we will ensure that America understands the truth of what is really happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Move Out and Draw Fire!

Pete Hegseth
Executive Director
Vets for Freedom