Generous Orthodoxy  




Thursday, July 28, 2005

Supporting our troops?

According to this link at CNN.com, 30 per cent of troops returning from Iraq have mental health problems, and those who suffer the most are the truck drivers and convoy guards who spend the most hours on the dangerous roads.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/28/military.health.ap/index.html

It seems increasingly more outrageous that the children of our poorer American families must suffer these disabilities so disproportionately. More and more it seems that we are not a nation at war at all; the great majority of us go about our heedless business while the less privileged take all the hits. "Draft the Bush Twins," a slogan from the 2004 campaign, makes even more mordant sense than it did last year.