Soldiers More At Risk Once They’re “Safely” Home

From “A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame,” Nicholas Kristof, NYT:

“For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands.

“Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.  More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.”

For decades to come, this country will pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — not just the dollars added to our national debt, but veteran suicides and homicides, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, crime, spousal and child abuse, lives wasted and ruined.

One comment on “Soldiers More At Risk Once They’re “Safely” Home

  1. This needs to be what George W. Bush should see and hear every day of the pitiful life he has left. This ignorant little man is the most telling detail in what will be deemed a hundred years from now as the most significant cause of the decline of America.

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