Yup, see the FAMILIES DESTROYED by George W. Bush and his LIES!!!!!!!!
Then I came across this in the paper.
"Kentucky base braces for soldiers' return; A surge in stress-related illness feared" by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | November 30, 2008
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to this sprawling base after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and military health officials are bracing for a surge in brain injuries and psychological problems among those troops.
Facing prospects that one in five of the 101st Airborne Division soldiers will suffer from stress-related disorders, the base has nearly doubled its psychological health staff. Army leaders are hoping to use the base's experiences to assess the long-term impact of repeated deployments.
The three 101st Airborne combat brigades, which have begun arriving home, have gone through at least three tours in Iraq. The 3d Brigade also served seven months in Afghanistan, early in the war. Next spring, the 4th Brigade will return from a 15-month tour in Afghanistan. So far, roughly 10,000 soldiers have come back; the remainder are expected by the end of January....
Noting that some soldiers in the 101st Airborne units have been to war four or five times, General Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, said he is most worried the military will not be able to find enough healthcare providers to deal effectively with the troops needing assistance....
Whadda ya mean they WON'T GET THEIR HEALTH CARE?!!! The military has PLENTY of DOUGH to FUND WAR LOOTERS, so WHAT is with the EXCUSES?!!!
Also see: Iraq for Sale
More than 63,600 active duty Army soldiers have done three or more tours in Iraq or Afghanistan. That is a nearly 12 percent of the total number of soldiers who have deployed at least once. Roughly four in 10 soldiers who have gone to war have served more than one deployment - and that number is growing....
Colonel Richard Thomas, the director of health services at Fort Campbell:
"We're seeing a lot of soldiers with stress related issues. They're not bipolar or schizophrenic. But they're deploying three and four times and the stress is tremendous. They're having relationship issues, financial issues, marital problems - all stress related."
According to Dr. Bret Logan, deputy commander for managed care at the base, extended war zone stints that have lasted as long as 38 months over the course of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken a severe toll. More than 3,000 of the 15,000 troops returning home, Logan estimated, probably will experience headaches, sleep disorders, irritability, memory loss, relationship strains or other symptoms linked to stress disorder. --more--"
Like DU sickness?
These guys ought to get the health coverage Congress gives itself!! Yeah, support the troops! Get 'em the fuck out of there!!!!!