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A Nation at War – A Congress Divided

Vets for Freedom (VFF), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating policymakers and the American public about the success and strategic importance of the surge in Iraq, today released their analysis of twenty eight key war –related Senate votes.

How did Virginia Senators rate?

The full report can be viewed at
This report is part of the larger “Tell the Truth About the Surge” campaign, a $7 million national advocacy program aimed at informing the American people about the success of the surge.  The report examines all the major votes made that affected the missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terror, and holds those members accountable for their support, or lack their of, of the successful counter insurgency strategy.
“This report strips away rhetoric and looks at the one commitment members of Congress must perform; voting” said Vets for Freedom Chairman Pete Hegseth.  “The report shows a remarkably low grade by some of the most high profile members of the Senate, such as Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden because of their poor votes on Global War on Terror funding, troop morale and other fundamental issues.” 
“The report also reveals some surprising elements; with low grades for a few Republican Senators, such as, Chuck Hagel and Olympia Snowe who, instead of taking the unpopular stand of supporting the surge, chose to oppose this key policy issue.”
Virginia State Captain Coby Dillard added “This report was researched and put together to inform and drive the debate about the Global War on Terror, the strategic success of the Surge and the direction of our efforts in Afghanistan.  Vets for Freedom will continue our mission to inform the American people and hold our lawmakers accountable for their positions on the achievement of victory in our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Written by Coby Dillard

October 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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