FRIENDS, PLEASE HELP BTHN!
This is the first time the Bring Them Home Now! campaign has ever made a request for financial support, other than the small box in the lower left corner of the home page on this website.
Now we have to turn to you, our readers and supporters. BTHN! has run up some bills in maintaining the site and in printing information to get word about the campaign and the website around. Furthermore, we have had a steady stream of requests for material like bumperstickers and yard signs. We would like to pay the good people who have helped us so far, and then produce some more tools for the military families, veterans, troops and others who are saying, “Enough is enough! Bring Them Home Now!”
HOW TO DONATE
Click here (page loads in new window) and scroll down the page to where it says “Contribute to BRING THEM HOME NOW.” Click the “GIVE” button.
Send checks or money orders to:
Bring Them Home Now!
c/o Veterans for Peace
216 South Meramec Ave.
St Louis, MO 63105
Make checks payable to: VFP/BTHN
All donations are tax-deductible
A Special Thank You! to the following, for making donations that have helped keep this website online:
Statement Of Purpose
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.”
Our mission is to mobilize military families, veterans, and GIs themselves to demand: an end to the occupation of Iraq and other misguided military adventures; and an immediate return of all US troops to their home duty stations.
The truth is coming out. The American public was deceived by the Bush administration about the motivation for and intent of the invasion of Iraq. It is equally apparent that the administration is stubbornly and incompetently adhering to a destructive course. Many Americans do not want our troops there. Many military families do not want our troops there. Many troops themselves do not want to be there. The overwhelming majority of Iraqis do not want US troops there.
Our troops are embroiled in a regional quagmire largely of our own government’s making. These military actions are not perceived as liberators, but as occupations, and our troops are now subject to daily attacks. Meanwhile, without a clear mission, they are living in conditions of relentless austerity and hardship. At home, their families are forced to endure extended separations and ongoing uncertainty.
As military veterans and families, we understand that hardship is sometimes part of the job. But there has to be an honest and compelling reason to impose these hardships and risks on our troops, our families, and our communities. The reasons given for the occupation of Iraq do not rise to this standard.
Without just cause for war, we say bring the troops home now!
Not one more troop killed in action. Not one more troop wounded in action. Not one more troop psychologically damaged by the act of terrifying, humiliating, injuring or killing innocent people. Not one more troop spending one more day inhaling depleted uranium. Not one more troop separated from spouse and children. This is the only way to truly support these troops, and the families who are just as much part of the military as they are.
Bush says “Bring ‘em on.” We say “BRING THEM HOME NOW!“