Iraq Reservists Face a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Post-Traumatic Stress

I knew that one day this news would start to come out and it is the really painful part for those who survive, if one calls it that! hunterseeker

By Stacy Bannerman, Foreign Policy in Focus. Posted March 15, 2007.
Soldiers who have served in Iraq are killing themselves at higher rates than in any other war in which such data have been tracked. To understand why, just look at the system.

The sole aspect of the Iraq war upon which Americans are united is the need to provide post-deployment mental health care for our soldiers. The good news is that no one wants to abandon the veterans coming back from Iraq as happened with far too many Vietnam veterans. The bad news is that we already have. Nowhere is that more apparent than within National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, who typically go from combat to cul-de-sac in 48 hours.
Click here for article: AlterNet.Org

Iraq Plan Moves In House, Fails In Senate
Pullout Measure OK’d By House Appropriations Committee, Less-Sweeping Senate Plan Is Defeated

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2007
(AP) Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush’s Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less sweeping plan to end U.S. participation in the war.
Click here for article: CBS News


PJM Barcelona March 15, 2007 8:18 AM

UN Security Council Reaches Agreement on Iran Sanctions Package

The six world powers reached an agreement Thursday on a new package of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. The six-nation show of unity would be unlikely to meet strong opposition from the other 10 members on the council, which must approve the measures. A vote was expected in the days to come. (AP)
Click here for article: Pajamas Media


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