Thursday, November 15, 2007

Veteran Suicides On The Increase, Bush's Wars Continue

Here is a frightening statistic...

120 US war veteran suicides a week

My question is… Do you think the War Party is factoring this into the total number of casualties? Or do you think they treat these like they do of Iraqi civilians deaths – not even worth keeping track of?
While the suicide rate among the general population was 8.9 per 100,000, the level among veterans was between 18.7 and 20.8 per 100,000.

That figure rose to 22.9 to 31.9 suicides per 100,000 among veterans aged 20 to 24 - almost four times the non-veteran average for the age group.


I didn’t find any formal response from the War Party, but I imagine it would be some sort of canned answers about the utility of war. I guess you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

Yeah, 120 eggs a week.

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