Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Failed personal relationships, legal and financial problems and the stress of their jobs were factors motivating the soldiers to commit suicide, according to the report.

"In addition, there was a significant relationship between suicide attempts and number of days deployed" in Iraq, Afghanistan or nearby countries where troops are participating in the war effort, it said. The same pattern seemed to hold true for those who not only attempted, but succeeded in killing themselves.

There also "was limited evidence to support the view that multiple ... deployments are a risk factor for suicide behaviors," it said.

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A Gay Swift Boat for Rudy 

Rather than making a big deal out of that evil Daily Kos, the Republicans should really be worrying about how progressives learned how to fight dirty from Karl Rove.

I'm sure Rudy will be ever so grateful to Turd Blossom the boy genius when this starts running in South Carolina.

h/t to the boys at TPM Election Central


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