300,000 Troubled US Troops

Accordng to this Reuters article:
About 300,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, but about half receive no care, an independent study said on Thursday. The study by the RAND Corp. also estimated that another 320,000 troops have sustained a possible traumatic brain injury during deployment. But researchers could not say how many of those cases were serious or required treatment.
Anyone out there still feel that this Iraqi War is worth the cost - both in American lives and dollars?


  1. Bob, Thank you for writing this. I heard this on NPR this week and was shocked - but why was I shocked? I know first hand what war does to a person having three cousins return from Viet Nam. Two were "okay" one...we won't talk about.

    There are many invisible wounds in all types of victims (abuse, trauma). Looking at the bright side, at least we will be aware of the possibility and therefore be able to get them help. I hope.

    The war sucks. I may link to your post later this week. This is so important.

  2. Excuse my language. But, the way we are treating our troops sucks. I'm not sure which is worse about this war, the unjustified war or the way we dishonor our soldiers.

    How could anyone experience what we put soldiers through and come back "normal"? And, in this war, the tours of duty are longer and they have fewer breaks because we're overextended around the world.

    Did I answer the question?


  3. On a very personal level Brian, all I can say is AMEN to what you wrote.


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