The Wounds Of War Last Forever!

George Bush is chopping wood in Texas, Dick Cheney roams the streets at night seeking to uncover evidence of terrorism, and Don Rumsfeld is standing tall for his performance. But, for thousands who fought in wars that never should have been initiated, the aftermath is dealing with the demons of warfare. They are returning home with post traumatic stress, mental health problems and brain injuries. Adm. Mike Mullen, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes the treatment of these gallant warriors in this manner. “Shame on us if we don’t figure it out this time around to make sure that (homelessness) doesn’t happen.”

Thousands of veterans face daunting challenges attempting to recover their careers due to being forced on one deployment after another. Too many saw the hell of combat and returned to civilian life before they had obtained medical and psychological treatment. As Mullen put it, “they are alone, they have no structure and they don’t have that support, and they’ve got a lot to work through.”