Friday, July 30, 2010

Sometimes Waking Up Is Extremely Hard To Do

Army Suicides Reach One a Day; Epidemic Spreads to National Guard and Reserves

"The U.S. Army, along with the National Guard and Army Reserves, averaged a suicide a day in June, making what already was a bad year even worse.

Thirty-two soldiers, including 11 in the Guard and Reserve, killed themselves last month, a rate of suicide not seen since the Vietnam War. Seven of the suicides took place I Iraq or Afghanistan.

During the first six months of 2010, 65 members of the Guard and Reserve took their own lives, compared with 42 for the same period in 2009

Articles like these invariably go on to prattle about deployment stress and the like, when the real factor is forcing them to be amoral, murderous psychos. Waking up and realizing, in fact, you're one of the bad guys is just going to be too devastating to endure. I'm sick and tired of hearing otherwise.


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