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Generational Theft

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For all the Republicans who consider the recently enacted US economic stimulus plan as a "Generational Theft" let me suggest the following:
Beyond the actual thousands of casualties of the US war in Iraq, and the many more thousands who have suffered permanently disabling injuries, a study by the RAND Corporation has found that at least 300,000 US soldiers are currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, and that 320,000 have most likely experienced a traumatic brain injury. It is believed that 128 US soldiers took their own lives just last year.
All this for a war which since its begining has financially cost the amercian tax payer much more than the stimulus plan. All this for a war that was based fundamentally on lies far bigger than those that were used to initiate the Vietnam War.
This dear friends is the real Generational Theft.
March 3rd, 2009

Written by Shahid Batalvi

March 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

Posted in Analysis

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