• not when they deny Vietnam Veterans medical care from illnesses having to do with Agent Orange or WWII Veterans exposed to atomic radiation.

• not when on any given evening there are approximately 275,000 Veterans homeless and living on the streets.

• not when $25 billion is cut from the requested aid for Veterans benefits and $172 million from impact aid programs which provide school funding for the children of military personnel.

• not when the Department of Veterans Affairs has been ordered to stop publicizing health benefits available to Veterans.

• not when they disregard the health of our soldiers in harm's way by exposing them to the hazards of Depleted Uranium munitions.

• not when 200,000 troops who fought in the Gulf War in 1991 and are suffering from Gulf War illnesses now are fighting to get the health care and the compensation they deserve.


HEY! What's this all about?

Amazingly all of the above statements are true! Shocked? Below are links to various web sites where you can learn more plus a downloadable flyer to distribute.

There is a saying "Join the Army. Visit exotic lands. Meet interesting people.
Then kill them."

It should continue..."Then we'll send you home in several years and deny any responsibility for medical or psychological problems you may develop."

It's time the people of this nation demand that OUR government supports the troops.
Contact your elected officials today.
(don't know their number? - click here >>)


LINKS to media, education and information on VA affairs

Bring Them Home Now! is a campaign of military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq and galvanized to action by George W. Bush's inane and reckless challenge to armed Iraqis resisting occupation to "Bring 'em on."...
(more - click here >>)

Minneapolis StarTribune
Issue Date: August 16, 2003
Support our troops? / It requires more than slogans

President Bush and other leaders from Washington love to make appearances on military bases, where they tell the assembled troops what a wonderful job they are doing and how much the nation supports them.

Indeed, "Support our troops" is a popular refrain among both supporters and opponents of the war in Iraq. But the reality is different: The support the troops actually receive is much, much less than they deserve...
(Full story reposted - click here >>)

Army Times
Issue Date: June 30, 2003
Nothing but lip service

In recent months, President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress have missed no opportunity to heap richly deserved praise on the military. But talk is cheap — and getting cheaper by the day, judging from the nickel-and-dime treatment the troops are getting lately.
(more - click here >>)

Veterans for Common Sense
Issue Date: March 15, 2003
Facts, Myths and Propaganda In the Debate Over Depleted Uranium Weapons
by Dan Fahey

Summary: Gulf War veteran Dan Fahey has prepared an excellent and balanced report on depleted uranium (DU). VCS highly suggests that reporters, veterans, and those concerned about DU read this report in order to distinguish between myth and reality...
(more - click here >>)

Cape Cod Times
Published Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Support Our Troops
by Columnist Sean Gonsalves

As a combat veteran who served in a tank battalion stationed out of Marble Mountain during the Vietnam War, my father taught me two important lessons: 1.) You ought to bring a healthy dose of skepticism to all news stories, and 2.) soldiers tend to be a lot more honest than politicians and pundits..
(Partial story Cape Cod Times. Full story reposted - click here >>)

Minneapolis StarTribune
Published August 1, 2003
Helping hands connect with Minnesota vets
by Lucy Y. Her

Ira Stafford has been homeless for the past two years. He hasn't had a steady job for more than a year. "I have no problems finding jobs," he said. "I just have a problem keeping them." Drug addictions compounded his situation, he said.

On Thursday, the Minneapolis resident was at the 11th annual Minnesota Operation Proud Veteran StandDown, hoping to get some help...
(more - click here >>) (ed note - why are these veterans in need?)

Genuine Support Our Troops Resolution

Whereas, We support our men and women in the armed forces 100 percent. We salute them for their sacrifice on behalf of our nation. We thank them for their willingness to risk their lives; and...
(more - click here >>)

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Download the flyer and distribute

Help educate the public on what true support is for the troops.

Download this nonpartisan flyer, print and distribute (in pdf format) - click here

Better yet, go to a copy center, direct them to this web page and they can print it right from here!



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