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May 31st, 2011 5:38 AM #1
US Veterans left to face Post-War Demons alone.
American soldiers who return from Iraq are often left to adjust to life after service all by themselves,
struggling to make sense of and justify the deaths caused by the war.
The US government is often accused of failing to help them.
Very sad, I think.America must burn.
May 31st, 2011 7:06 AM #2
If you want to thank someone for this, thank the republicans who have time and time again slashed veteran's benefits.
May 31st, 2011 8:16 AM #3
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- On the Edge - any place else is taking up too much space
Unfortunately, the key word is "sacrifice" - soldiers in any war or conflict are considered by high command as disposable commodities.
It is a boots duty to make the sacrifice and be grateful to their country for allowing their country to provide them with the honor of doing so. Its the sacrifice mentality reversed.
How many kids died for oil so some fat axe american can still drive their 15 mpg Cadillac esplanade.Galadriel: "I amar prestar aen. Han mathon ne nen. Han mathon ne chae. A han noston ne 'wilith. "Translation: "The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air."
May 31st, 2011 9:22 AM #4
May 31st, 2011 12:51 PM #5
No nation ever cares for its soldiers, while the wars on and they are in the warzone, they are SHINING BEACONS of hope, glorious heroes fighting for us all. Once they hit home turf they are a shameful reminder of what ones countrymen are doing. A shameful reminder of war. Its an ancient habit we have, go back to the oldest wars of humanity and you will find veterans occupying the edges of society, ignored, haunted by what they saw.
May 31st, 2011 3:20 PM #6
This was an even greater problem a few years back. I had a friend commit suicide after 5 tours while still serving in the Marines. He had written an article on PTSD in a military newspaper, and at least helped to bring it more into the open before killing himself and one of his brothers. PTSD has been a major problem soldiers from all times have had to deal with, but with a terrible economy forcing even greater stresses on those returning from the combat zone, the military owes it not only to them, but the rest of us, to get them the help they need.I'd Rather Be A Right-Wing Nut Job Then A Liberal With No Nuts And No Job
May 31st, 2011 3:28 PM #7
What's truly sad are those that wrap themselves in the flag and scream support our troops! Yet go and cut the funding for the war vets.
Bachman comes to mind here along with many others.
May 31st, 2011 11:32 PM #8
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- 64th latitude north....Where global warming is a plus
I remember arriving home the summer of 71 to huge demonstration against the war, and it wasn't popular to have been part of it. A lot of guys turned to alcohol and drugs the first year back, as there were few support groups that could get funding. By the late 80s an estimated 9000 Vietnam vets had died, either by their own hand or A and D related deaths.
We called this a scandal back then, and its the same today for those kids returning home with blood on their hands. Nobody cares.
when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature
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