Thursday, December 16, 2004
( 4:28 PM )
And Now for the News...
It is now predicted that soldiers suffering the terrible after-effects of war in the form of post traumatic stress syndrome could number in the 100's of thousands.
An Army study shows that about one in six soldiers in Iraq report symptoms of major depression, serious anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, a proportion that some experts believe could eventually climb to one in three, the rate ultimately found in Vietnam veterans. Because about one million American troops have served so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Pentagon figures, some experts predict that the number eventually requiring mental health treatment could exceed 100,000.
"There's a train coming that's packed with people who are going to need help for the next 35 years," said Stephen L. Robinson, a 20-year Army veteran who is now the executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, an advocacy group.
...oh look! Oh my God.... the liberals are trying to erase CHRISTMAS!