Friday, April 23, 2010

The Awful Cost of War

This is so very sad and frightening. Being a vet, it breaks my heart to hear of the soaring numbers of US Veterans now attempting and committing suicide. Repeated deployments to a pair of meat grinder guerilla wars was bound to cause this sort of phenomena, as it did for decades after Vietnam and high numbers of GI's taking their own lives, while unable to re-adapt to civilian life upon return and to cope with their awful experiences fighting in a war.

18 veterans commit suicide each day

Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Seven percent of the attempts are successful, and 11 percent of those who don’t succeed on the first attempt try again within nine months.

No thanks to you George Bush and Dick Cheney, and all the other neo con cocksuckers that brought us Iraq, torture, and neverending war. May ye rot in hell for your sins.

via Army Times

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