House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote the following blog entries during a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan to visit with American troops and receive briefings on the situation in Afghanistan from U.S. and Afghan leaders.
Here is an excerpt of one entry:
Today, as before, at the front lines of the war on terror, I saw dedication, courage and selfless patriotism. I told every one of them we were all proud of them and would be praying for them and I urge you to do the same. The future of freedom is not in the hands of politicians or bureaucrats. The future of freedom is in the strong and patriotic hands I shook today. And from what I saw, the future of freedom is as bright as that rainbow over Arghandab.