A very interesting news story surfaced recently about the number of suicides by US troops in Iraq. I use the Associated Press story as my reference.
Once again I am struck by the tendancy to see the soldier as a victim. Knowing that makes me sound callous, I shall remind the gentle reader that I am a combat veteran with the Infantry in Viet Nam, with the holes in me to prove it. I am not callous towards the soldier - rather, I wish to point out something - - but you have to read the entire article first.
Did you read it? Go ahead - read it.