Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

While the mainstream media is engaging it's spin job about the success of the surge in Iraq, heroes from the war are going to be flooding Capitol Hill to tell the hard cold facts that the rest of the country should be hearing ...

They are gathering for the testimony of General David Petraeus, and his second congressional report on the counter-insurgency efforts of our military men and women. 

From my friend Pete Hegseth, Executive Director of Vets For Freedom. 

For the past three weeks, the National Heroes Tour took the message of the success in Iraq straight to the American people. From San Antonio to Saint Paul to South Carolina, we engaged crowds large and small, and spoke with over 200 media outlets, reaching over 20 million people through local television and radio.

 

With just 3% of news coverage in the mainstream media committed to Iraq, we bypassed national media all together, and it worked. Local media outlets were very receptive to "ground truth," and our veterans were able to provide it. Any way you slice it, the National Heroes Tour has been an overwhelming success.

 

But it's not over yet. Tomorrow we bring our message to Congress, when over 400 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans descend on Capitol Hill for "Vets on the Hill." Our guys will enjoy breakfast with the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Richard Myers, before heading to Capitol Hill for a bi-partisan press conference with two-dozen members of Congress, including Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsay Graham.

 

After the press conference, Vets for Freedom will flood the halls of Congress with a sea of warriors, armed with first-hand experience, facts about the incredible progress in Iraq, and a passion for nothing short of victory, Their stories are "taking points" that no one can refute-and members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, will hear from them.

 

Our message is simple: Let them win! and listen to General David Petraeus. He was right in September, and has the best pulse on events in Iraq. Congress would be wise to heed his advice.

 

Commence Movement to Contact,

 

Pete Hegseth

Executive Director

Vets for Freedom