Something else to think about before you cheer on or beg for more war

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    PTSD incorrectly calculated among soldiers: Veteran’s Administration « RAWA News


    To date, the military has diagnosed 78,000 cases of PTSD, but the Veteran's Administration says that number is inaccurate.

    The V.A. say the real number is closer to 800,000.



    The military's latest mental health survey of combat troops in Afghanistan found 20 percent, one in five, suffering from acute stress, depression or anxiety.



    Sad that this basically gets ignored by the media which for the most part lets our foreign policy go unquestioned.

    Keep this in mind the next time you cheer on Obama for expanding the warmongering in Afghanistan. Keep this in mind the next time you cheer on someone who brings up the idea of War in Iran. Not only will it result in tens of thousands of dead american soldiers, tens of thousands of physically wounded soldiers, but HUNDREDS of thousands of mentally wounded soldiers who the vast majority will never get any help.

    This is why I'm anti-war in ALL situations. The follow up war is always worse than what led up to it or worse than another alternative (only instance i can think of this not being the case is our Revolutionary War).
     
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    Yea, cuz there are lots of posters 'cheering on' and 'begging' for more war. In your dreams.
     
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    All I heard democrats do was speak glowingly about escalating warmongering in Afghanistan, they also loved the warmongering in Libya.

    Same goes for republicans with regards to Iraq and the idea of War with Iran.



    All the while both sides pretend, with all their might, that they love soldiers.
     
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    We weren't 'warmongering' in Afghanistan. We were - and are - removing those who seek to destroy us.

    In Libya, we were supporting an uprising seeking to overthrow a tyrant.

    Hysterical whining is hysterical whining.
     
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    The biggest reason for this is we don't have enough troops and we keep sending the same people back over and over again, to be honest we never had enough people on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan, our Military needs to be bigger to take the weight off the people have deployed numerous times.
     
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    Its a difficult transition going from a completely socialistic society back to a society where you're just another working stiff trying to find one's place in it..
     
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    Once PTSD was recategorized to include ordinary transitory stress, I'm surprise it iisn't 100%.
     
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    Silly OP is silly.

    Nobody roots for war if there is a viable alternative.

    To the extent that the left criticized our presence in Iraq on the belief that our wrath and justified military response ought to have been directed at Afghanistan, that doesn't mean that the left cheered the war in Afghanistan. It does mean that they were willing to support it, minimally, as the more appropriate venue.

    To the extent that those on the right didn't share the view that we were fighting in the wrong place, it is also false to claim that the right cheered for war in Iraq. Instead, to the extent that it was deemed necessary and appropriate, they were willing to vocally SUPPORT it.

    And a willingness to support a war effort does not entail any falsity in the profession of "support" for our military personnel. War is a fucking horror and people die, get injured physically and -- often -- psychologically. That it has such horrendous consequences doesn't undercut the validity of the claim that we support our troops.

    Truly vapid OP.
     
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    I'd be willing to bet any Vet that's seen the final results of combat has some kind of ptsd.

    My Dads a Korean war vet. In 1979 he was sleeping in bed, my Mom woke him by touching his shoulder. In a blink of an eye, my Dad cleared the covers off, took Mom to the floor and was about to do a finger thrust too her throat and kill her.

    so yeah, while I think that number may be inflated, it's not inflated that much.
     
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    We don't need troops on the ground unless we want to nation build again. We have the ability to service our goals from the air. I am against invading Iran. I'm all for bombing their nuclear sites.
     

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