1 In 5 Iraq Vets Are Affected By ‘Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries’

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    A quarter of a million vets:


    Time magazine Managing Editor Richard Stengel discussed a new Pentagon report that says “1 in 5 American servicemen and women who have been in Iraq are coming back with brain injuries.” Stengel called it the “real toll” of the war, adding that “the legacy of that will last all of our lifetimes and it’s incalculable.”

    In total, according to Stengel, “more than 250,000 people” are affected by “mild traumatic brain injuries”


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    Well, yeah ... cuz everyone knows managing editors of magazines are experts on brain injuries.:rolleyes:
     
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    So does that mean he's not allowed to discussthe pentagon's report? I would think we'd all be concerned about this.

    Ah well...
     
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    Those are the numbers from a pentagon report.
     
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    I wonder how many WW1 and WW2 combat vets had "brain" injuries? They got shelled heavily. Ohh wait, we can not blame Bush for them so not important.
     
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    how stupid is that because somthing happened 60 -80 years ago this is not a issue now .where is the logic in that?
     
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    It is called war. Pretending things that happen in war are suddenly new and somehow worse now then in the past is a joke.
     
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    Actually, it's because advancements in field medicine let people who would have died from their injuries in WWI and WWII live. This leaves us with much more severely injured people.

    So, either these issues can discussed or... you can whine and use it as an opportunity to make it about "bush bashing".
     
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    Um, no! I think you'll find it wasn't a "problem" back then because it was frowned upon to show any emotion regarding the psychological state of your mind after a war (you recall the famous incident with Patton when he haranged a shell-shocked soldier?? While he was reprimanded, most soldiers agreed with his actions at the time when the PC police were not around). Times change. We are more in touch with reality! No more Stiff Upper Lip crap.These days people want resolution...
     
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    I know it's weird, but even with TIME magazine, there could be problems with how they are quoting? Now if it said, '1 in 5 injured American servicemen and women in Iraq are coming back with brain injuries', it might seem more logical.

    It's just so hard to contemplate such a trusted news source leaving out a word. :rolleyes:
     

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