03-19-2008, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Five years and over one-half trillion dollars (and counting) later.......
Five years and over one-half trillion dollars (and counting) later, what do we really have?
US troops killed in combat; over 29,000
At least 145 deaths by suicide
(thousands more have attempted suicide).
Over 500 amputees
(not counting fingers and toes).
with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
An estimated 28% of troops that see combat return with PTSD.
Upwards of 300,000
Iraq veterans are expected to develop some sort of mental health problem requiring treatment.
Divorces, spousal abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse—all on the rise in the veteran population.