Sign the Petition for Operation Recovery – STOP deploying injured troops!
September 24, 2010
by Robert L. Hanafin
by Robert L. Hanafin
Iraq Veterans Against the War [IVAW] is launching their first strategic campaign to stop the deployment of troops suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Military Sexual Trauma.
They will publicly announce the campaign, Operation Recovery, to the media on October 7, the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, and they need the support of like minded people behind them when they do.
I am also asking that Veterans for Common Sense (VCS), Veterans for PEACE (VFP), Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) members, and all like-minded Veterans Today readers to get behind IVAW on this.
Frankly, when it comes to deployment, redeployment, and multiple deployments of injured troops this is a issue that ANY Veterans Service Organization (VSO) should have a handle on.
Robert L. Hanafin, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, GS-14, U.S. Civil Service-Retired, Veterans Issues Editor, Veterans Today News Network.
Veterans Today Readers,
On Thursday, October 7, the 9th anniversary of the Afghanistan invasion, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will announce their first-ever strategic campaign, Operation Recovery: Stop the Deployment of Traumatized Troops.
IVAW recognizes that we, as a nation, must stop the deployment of all troops in order to end the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, IVAW sees the deployment of troops diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Military Sexual Trauma as particularly cruel, inhumane, and dangerous.
Furthermore, we know that without the repeated use of traumatized soldiers on the battlefield, the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan could not continue. This is how we will end these wars, by winning Our Troops – Right to Heal. There is not better way to SUPPORT OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS.
IVAW is reaching out to you, our loyal supporters, and potential supporters, before we make the campaign announcement public.
In building up to the announcement IVAW needs us to help inform others about this issue and get people to pledge their support for the campaign. Sign the Pledge of Support today.
SIGNING THE PLEDGE OF SUPPORT IS A PETITION, IT DOES NOT SOLICIT DONATIONS, HOWEVER IF YOU CAN AFFORD A FEW BUCKS TO HELP SUSTAIN THIS HUMANE EFFORT BY ALL MEANS!
Help IVAW tell the story of the announcement of Operation Recovery by spreading the word about this campaign to your friends, co-workers, and family;
Write letters-to-the-editor of your local paper about the issues affecting troops who suffer from military trauma;
Help identify those responsible for deploying traumatized troops in your local area;