Iraq Veterans for Congress
Iraq Veterans for Congress is a grass-roots political organization consisting of military veterans who are candidates for the United States House of Representatives.
Its candidates have all served during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom, which they state forged them into leaders who are "fearless, tested and ready to lead." A main objective of the organization is to counter the "often misleading and biased reporting" on Iraq.
The group was founded by Marine Corporal Kieran Lalor. It pledges to restore "leadership and honor" in Washington, D.C., and perceives itself as a counterweight to "the alliance of the Democratic leadership with the antiwar Left, abetted by a compliant news media." The organization has positioned itself in stark contrast to anti-war groups such the left-wing Democrat front group VoteVets.org. The organization's platform includes victory in Iraq, staying on the offensive in the war on terror, and taking care of all veterans.
- Iraq Veterans for Congress - official website