After my Sunday post about Army Spec. Jeans Cruz and his PTSD, this morning I got to read how the military continues to put the war before the troops mental health:
U.S. commanders in Iraq are rejecting a recommendation made by Army health experts that troops receive a one-month break after they spend three months in a combat zone. U.S. troops in Iraq are spending more time in combat than those who fought in Vietnam or World War II, and experts say continuous exposure can lead to more mental health problems.
So, Army health experts can kiss off? WTF here? Army psychologists say continual combat may cause more mental health problems. Their research, conducted in Iraq last year, shows that 30% of troops experiencing high levels of combat demonstrate signs of anxiety, depression or acute stress.
This research was conducted last year..it has to be worse now..judging by the violence and deaths spiraling up as the "Surge" has led to worsening numbers in dead and injured troops.
30% of our troops IN THE COMBAT THEATRE show high levels of anxiety,depression and stress....yet we can't do shit to fix it? How effective can they be working at that level?
Are the military commanders fucking nuts or is it that the war is more important than the lives and health of our troops?
Great way to support the troops gents..fucking awesome. You vile pricks.
Tags: War on Terror, Iraq+War, Troops Health Issues