Sticker Shock over Shell Shock

Vanni Fucci
Free Thinker


The US government is reviewing 72,000 cases in which veterans have been diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming that misdiagnosis and fraud have inflated the numbers. Outraged vets say the plan is a callous attempt to cut the costs of an increasingly expensive war.

Reverend Blair
Just the US government refusing to take responsibility for their actions again.
Vanni Fucci
Free Thinker
Yep...but I know that the Americans that visit this forum like to be kept up to date on these things...
Reverend Blair
While their mainstream media is not really allowed to report on it, so somebody has to keep them informed.
Vanni Fucci
Free Thinker
Well we should start our own news service Rev...

Canadian Union of News Tracking Specialists


Why does that acronym keep appearing...
Reverend Blair
I know a poem about that, but this is family site.
Can I join that sounds like a place for me
GL Schmitt
To date, Bush’s War has killed 1,458, wounded 13,877 and (we now learn) mentally scarred 72,000 American military personnel.

This figures do not include any other coalition partner, the 380 American military who did not die in combat, nor look beyond the official wounded list to other estimates ( over 17,000 ), and now these figures for PTSD sufferers.

And, naturally no figures on the Iraqi statistics, military or civilian, are included, if the even exist.

That’s quite a butcher’s bill for an unnecessary war.
Reverend Blair
The US should try Bush for treason before they turn him over to ICC to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
I read that 800 civilians a month are killed in Iraq But to the North where the line was before the war The Kurds are building theres jobs theres also no suicide bombers or US soldiers hmmm coincidence I think not

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