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Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) traveled to Iraq over the Easter weekend to visit with US Troops, Military leaders and get a first hand account of the progress in Iraq.

Morale is good amongst our troops on the ground in Iraq, said Poe. I had the opportunity to talk with many of the brave young men and women on the front lines and get their opinions on our progress. These are amazing people, the worlds finest military, and they firmly believe in what they are doing and said they have seen remarkable progress with the latest troop surge.

This was Congressman Poe's second Congressional visit to Iraq. Poe serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Terrorism Subcommittee and a Member of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus.

From the Cleveland Advocate, by Vanesa Brashier:
A winnable war: Poe feels the U.S. is making strides in Iraq

Congressman Ted Poe rides a Blackhawk helicopter during his visit to Iraq. He marveled at the crews of the choppers, calling them
Congressman Ted Poe rides a Blackhawk helicopter during his visit to Iraq. He marveled at the crews of the choppers, calling them "an unusual bunch." Poe was impressed by their fearlessness and skill.

U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) feels it is incumbent on every member of Congress to go to Iraq to better understand how the war is being fought and won by the American military.

If we have to make decisions about Iraq, we have a duty to learn first-hand the situations, Poe said.

Poe recently returned