Vets for Freedom. Their Mission

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    Stephanie Diamond Member

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    Letter From Our Executive Director

    Dear Fellow American,

    In January 2006, a number of veterans decided the time had come to change the direction of American political discourse with respect to the Iraq War. As we began to speak to other fellow veterans, family and friends, the response we received was overwhelming. They also were desperate for veterans to have a voice in the debate over the Iraq War. They also were also desperate for someone to speak for them.

    As a result, we formed Vets for Freedom, an organization to give Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans, their families and other supporters a long overdue voice in addressing the mission, role and support needed to achieve victory in Iraq and Afghanistan. This effort has been established not only to mobilize support, but also to highlight the sacrifices and achievements made by countless United States military personnel as part of this worthy cause.

    The primary mission of Vets for Freedom will be to support our troops and insert our collective insights and experiences into this national debate. What makes this organization unique is that it is a nonpartisan group made up of veterans of all ranks and all walks of life who have firsthand experience of the horrors of war. We will seek to ensure that political discussions over the Iraq War are honest and forthright by telling the story from the firsthand perspectives of veterans.

    For far too long there has been a silent majority in America that has not had a voice in the national debate. America’s silent majority is comprised of veterans and other hardworking men and women providing for their families and serving their communities. America’s silent majority has neither the time nor the money to fly to Washington or Hollywood to appear on news or political shows or to join hands with the social elite to stage protests and wave signs. Vets for Freedom gives Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans and their supporters a seat at the table and a long-overdue voice.

    The Global War on Terror is being fought on two fronts. Our troops are performing magnificently in Iraq fighting a tough and dirty enemy. We are winning in Iraq through a combined military, political, diplomatic and economic effort. However, we are losing the war for the will of the American public to see this conflict through because of the distorted means by which it is too often portrayed.

    Inaccurate or politically inflamed media reports and policymaker statements based on rumor, speculation and even nonexistent events place an almost singular focus on negative aspects of the conflict versus any attention to many successes that take place almost daily. Those of us from the frontline have a much different view, but for reasons beyond our understanding, our perspective has been largely ignored. Vets for Freedom seeks to change this environment, providing viewpoints both positive and negative on what will be needed to achieve victory.

    The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars have been difficult, dangerous endeavors. But we are literally in the process of changing the world, which, as we know, is not an easy task. I am a firm believer that it is America’s duty to itself and its obligation to the world to fight terror and advance democracy across the globe. I fought in the Iraq War and I saw firsthand the horrors and atrocities of a war against an evil enemy. I am determined to win this war. However, we cannot win this war without your support. I hope you will join me and thousands of other veterans as we continue to fight for the cause of freedom. To be successful, veterans and their supporters must now fight the second front of this war. We must win the American people to win in Iraq.

    Semper Fi!

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