Haunting ‘Before, During & After’ Photos of War Veterans
While the emotional repercussions of war aren’t easy to measure, these before, during and after photos of soldiers who have seen combat tell a pretty unsettling story.
RON PAUL’S TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK – Last year more US troops died by suicide than died in combat in Afghanistan. More than 20 percent of military personnel deployed to combat will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some 32 percent of US soldiers reported depression after deployments. More than 20 percent of active-duty military are on potentially dangerous psychotropic drugs; many are on multiple types. Violent crime among active duty military members increased 31 percent between 2006-2011.
KRISTI KIRK (PATRIOTS AND PAULIES POLITICS & NEWS) – Okay class, this is an easy one. There’s no doubt that the wishes of political campaign contributors ultimately influence public policy. In essence, political candidates “are” the donations they keep. With that in mind, which GOP presidential hopeful would you rather elect to office?