As sent to The Victory Coalition by Armed Liberal:
While the mention in the Wall Street Journal has brought us much more than we need to fulfill the initial request for television equipment, we’re not done yet. It is critical that we all remember that winning the peace is going to be a long process, and that the demands – once it becomes apparent how powerful the volunteer spirit of America really is – will be immense.
We will meet the original request for TV equipment NEXT WEEK, subject to taking delivery of some long-lead time items, and we’re going to work with the Marines on the next phases of the program – including Tools To Rebuild Iraq.
This first phase program – as well as the other programs in which we supply materials requested by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan – is only a drop in the bucket.
Spirit of America intends to support the Coalition troops – as well as the Iraqi people – by providing the resources needed to turn enemies into allies, and helping our troops and civilians show that we are there to help the Iraqi and Afghan people build their countries toward a peaceful, independent, free future – not to colonize or conquer them. That’s what winning the peace is all about.
The blog coalitions competing to raise money not only will make a big difference in the material support we can offer, but will have a critical role in broadening the community of people who support positive efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who support giving our troops the tools they need to do their real jobs