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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Veteran suicides

I'm still shocked by the CBS News investigation that found in 2005, in 45 states, there were at least 6,256 suicides among those who served in the armed forces. That's 120 every week, in just one year. How many committed suicide in 2006 and this year?

Why isn't this on the front pages? Why isn't Congress holding emergency hearings on this epidemic? Instead they spend their precious time condemning MoveOn and Rush Limbaugh.

If these deaths were added to the official count of U.S. casualties, and they should be added, the number would be well over 8,000. And then there are the 60,000 who've been seriously wounded.

Be sure to watch the video.

And please forward the link. The American people need to know about this. We're going to deal with the aftermath of the administration's failed policies and the poor treatment of veterans for decades to come.

4 Comments:

At 11/15/2007 2:20 PM, Anonymous sean said...

This is beyond belief. What should we do? what can we do?

 
At 11/15/2007 6:43 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

I would suggest checking out the events and workshops hosted by the Olympia Peace and Justice Community:

http://www.calsnet.net/olympia_peace/

 
At 11/15/2007 7:28 PM, Anonymous paul said...

jack boo, all you do is offer links to bullshit and defend the bush administration. you don't even have the heart or soul to offer a link that actully helps veterans. Have you served in Iraq? Do you know any soldiers who've committed soldiers? You must be a sad lonely man.

I haven't seen this anywhere, so thanks for letting us know about it.

 
At 11/15/2007 7:51 PM, Anonymous sad lonely man said...

"If these deaths were added to the official count of U.S. casualties, and they should be added..."

Indeed. And isn't it high time we start including the number of suicides committed by commuters who spend hours in traffic jams to traffic accident casualty totals as well?

Paul,

Actually I have provided links that help veterans. But it's been a while and thanks for reminding me. Here's a link to a charity that I have given to that does just that:

http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=project-valour-it

 

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