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    Ante up Time: Supporting the troops

    War is the gift that keeps on giving.

    We hear all the bool shyte about 'supporting' the troops, from NuBoy and others of that ilk. Well, an affect of war is mental trauma. Soldiers now have incurred mental trauma, and they are suffering those things that Vietnam vets, and before them .. and before them ... and before them ..

    I recommend that everyone listen to this news story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=6576505

    Now, now is where the rubber is supposed to hit the road. How do you want to 'support' these soldiers. What are your plans for dealing with the psychological outcomes for soldiers of the invasion and occupation of Iraq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch Walt
    War is the gift that keeps on giving.

    We hear all the bool shyte about 'supporting' the troops, from NuBoy and others of that ilk. Well, an affect of war is mental trauma. Soldiers now have incurred mental trauma, and they are suffering those things that Vietnam vets, and before them .. and before them ... and before them ..

    I recommend that everyone listen to this news story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=6576505

    Now, now is where the rubber is supposed to hit the road. How do you want to 'support' these soldiers. What are your plans for dealing with the psychological outcomes for soldiers of the invasion and occupation of Iraq?
    NS replies that therapy is mandatory for a homecoming soldier... but is it beneficial? NO... it is very limited, if NS is correct it's like 2-3 sessions. As you probably know a complete joke for someone who may be experiencing a first break of PTSD. Interesting to note although... NS works as a Crisis Counselor for Pierce County... Fort Lewis is just down I-5, NS has not provided one outreach to any soldiers... & as far as NS knows... if his co-workers have provided any outreaches it has been very minimal. NS hopes this is a good sign... but he thinks it's the calm before the storm.
    Late, NS
    "It is critical that you think everything is an opportunity to kill." M.M.

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