Saturday, January 28, 2006

The life and death of an Iraq veteran who could take no more...

The costs of the Iraq war are mostly hidden from the American people. Media coverage is sanitized. No photos of funerals. Very little coverage of the innocent civilians who are part of what we call collateral damage.

What we hear very little about is the price paid by our troops. Many returning veterans will be mentally damaged for life. We are beginning to hear about the suicides. Read this story from the Independent (UK) about one veteran who could take it no more. He took a shotgun and shot himself in the head. May he rest in peace.