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.