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The Victory Caucus

    "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill

For a long time have we thought and argued here about how to define victory and how to get the politicians to take a stand for victory.  I've been in some discussions with others with the same thoughts and we think that there is demand for a gathering place to talk about winning the war and only winning the war, dedicated to identifying and supporting candidates who are serious about winning the war, and devoted to serious exchanges about the war.  As a member of the Board of Governors (including Hugh Hewitt, Dean Barnett, Austin Bay, Frank Gaffney and Ed Morrisey), I am proud to announce the formation of:

The Victory Caucus

"Not a Dime for Defeat, No Matter How Disguised"

We need your help.  NZ Bear of the Truth Laid Bear has posted our first message about where you come in:

Where should you start? Well, first, take a look at our Mission and Beliefs. They start with this fundamental statement:

We support victory in the war against radical Islamists.  We supported the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and we believe victory is necessary in both countries for America's self-defense.

If that sounds right to you, then join us: register an account here , and let us know as much (or as little) as you care to share about yourself with your fellow Caucus members. One of the main goals of this effort is to show our leaders that there is a broad and influential community of citizens (and voters --- and donors) who believe victory is necessary. So the more info you can share with us, the more credibly we can convey that message --- but it's entirely up to you how much you'd like to share.

Be sure to stop by the group blog, where our Board of Governors is now discussing the fundamental question "What is Victory?". Stay up to date on the latest news with our war news feeds , check out the latest Congressional speeches in our media gallery , and most importantly --- browse our directory of troop-support organizations  and find ways that you can directly help the men and women who are fighting and have fought to achieve victory.

Then what? Check out our Forums, where you can join in the discussion yourself. Feel free to post new topics for discussion, or join in the two that I've kicked off: first, answer our question to the Board of Governors yourself: What is Victory ? And second, tell us what the leadership in the House of Representatives should be thinking this week as they debate resolutions on Iraq .

Finally: spread the word! If you have a blog, tell your readers about us. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your coworkers!  We know that the vast majority of Americans want victory --- and by gathering us in one place, we hope we can convince our leaders in Washington that victory is indeed the only option they should be considering. 

The site is still in startup mode, so if you have ideas, suggestions, or questions, by all means, let us know... 

I look forward to seeing you over at the Victory Caucus.