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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
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Written by Shahid Batalvi

March 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

Posted in Analysis

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