AUSTIN, Texas – As military action began in Iraq, the following statement was issued by Brooke Rollins, president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation:

"Even as the military action gets underway, we at the Texas Public Policy Foundation offer our support to the president, members of Congress and other national and state leaders. We join them in praying for a quick, just and victorious resolution to this grave effort, and for the safety of our troops. Like all Texans, we cannot wait to welcome home our men and women in uniform, who are so honorably serving our national interest.

"Having just returned from White House briefings last week, it was clearly evident to me that our president and his staff are prepared for the work ahead, have focused their vision on the goals, and are confident in victory."