Spc. Daniel Seitz, 22, of Pensacola, Fla., said he was trying to stay strong and push ahead with the search.
“It just angers me that it’s just another friend I’ve got to lose and deal with, because I’ve already lost 13 friends since I’ve been here and I don’t know if I can take any more of this,” he said.
GOI: How can we ask these young men and women to sacrifice any longer?? They are beyond courageous but even the bravest soldier has a tipping point and we're seeing it as they return home for a tortuously brief military leave.
Our soldiers are increasingly becoming abusive with their families and committing suicide and no wonder--we are pushing them into situations that are beyond hellish and destructive to the mind, body, spirit and any semblance of sanity. Some of these mental health issues are from the massive number of brain traumas from surviving IED blasts. They bravely push through the pain to save a buddy or more before passing out from the head pain--only to wake up back home to be neglected because mental health issues are "taboo" in society let alone in the uber-machismo military.
So they barely hang on in quiet desperation and their families suffer right along with them--no wonder so many are killing themselves. How sad is it to see these brave soldiers survive the Iraqi shit hole that was forced upon them by an inept and heartless government to only commit suicide back safely at home. By the way, a president who says he understands the pain and sacrifice as if he's reading from a teleprompter.
My view is that we need to be seeing the mangled bodies every night on our t.v.--if this war is so essential then we all need to see what the price REALLY is. Not just pay it lip service with this out of touch, vague bumper sticker rhetoric that, "freedom isn't free." Yeah, tell that to the Iraqis who aren't stepping up for the precious "freedom" that you've so nobly "granted" them and tell that to the soldiers who are going crazy from battle fatigue and serious identity crisis and what it REALLY means to be an American.
How inSULTING to come home and find those "support the troops" liars in the Republican party ignore them once they come home--soldiers who are in need of a lot of support both emotional, physical and financial. And that's what it comes down to--$$money$$. The Republicans support the troops up until they have to pay more money to help them once they come home. These Rambo wannabes will gladly let these true heroes take a bullet for them but not a dime from their pockets is granted in return. One only needs to look at the appalling conditions at Walter Reed, contractors being payed double what the actual front line fighters earn and the jacking up of salaries for the top VA officials while American soldiers pay stays the same or is sometimes even decreased.
They're right, freedom ISN'T free--especially for the guys and gals returning home with injuries that no one will pay for. These guys are going into debt and bankruptcy from low pay and high medical bills for what???--fighting for puffed up, prideful war mongers who won't back up their tall talk. After Vietnam we wrongfully and embarrassingly spit on our brave soldiers but this is a new era--now we should be spitting on our leaders for putting our stunningly courageous soldiers in a ridiculous and impossible situation.
I'm listening right now to the Child-in-Chief lecture ME and lecture the rest of America and the world!!! What a neurotic, megalomaniac, egotistical idiot to believe it's everyone's fault but his (as the venerable Homer Simpson would say).
Bush is now admitting that August will be a "difficult" month--nice sanitized way of eluding the truth that it will be a violent and bloody and horrific month. Never the less, I don't expect much from Bush--I never have.
Now he's going on about how the war should be run by the generals on the ground and not by politicians--who and the hell does he think he is?? That the PRESIDENT is NOT a political position??? What an IDIOT that he thinks that after 7 years of living in a bubble that somehow he is "outside the beltway!!"
I love how he says that we need to talk about the consequences "if we fail in Iraq" as if we haven't already failed?!!!! I think the phrase, "beating a dead horse" comes to mind. Now he's slamming some reporter with his under the table jabs followed by that moronic laugh afterwards.
What a DICK (rolls eyes then goes over to the wall and punches a hole through the dry-wall)!!!
That feels better
PHOTO: (Far right) Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. who's body was found after being missing for two weeks in Iraq.
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