One group warns of “frustration” that could lead to suicide
More than 1.5 million Americans served in Iraq between 2003 and 2011. More than a few of them are upset with what’s happened to that country, where they fought and their friends died, over the past week.
That’s why the Wounded Warrior Project sent an email Tuesday to its 50,000 members acknowledging their sacrifices and offering mental-health services if they find the latest happenings from Iraq depressing.
“Your feelings are justified,” Ryan Kules, ?the project’s national alumni director and a double amputee, said. “If you feel frustration watching the news, remember that we did our duty and served admirably, coming home with the visible and invisible scars of that service.”
Touchy-feely vultures. Somehow I can’t picture the men of my father’s generation getting all weepy and needing counseling over problems in Japan or Germany after the war ended. They were just thankful to get out of that holocaust alive, and be able to get on with their lives.