Thoughts From MY Cluttered Mind offers positive angles to the issue that faces those with mental illness. Living with Bipolar Disorder myself and being able to share my experiences with others, is the best way I know how to pay it forward. Life can be difficult, my goal is to bring a bit of hope to a place where many feel there is none.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Government Investigating the Obvious

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Ok, call me crazy but is this really an investigation that needs to be done?

A soldier, on his third tour in Iraq, enters the mental health clinic and kills 5 people. According to the news, the government wants to appoint a committee to look into why? HELLO!!! Maybe the three tours in Iraq, and according to another article he had been in Kosovo and Bosnia also.

Am I the only one who sees the reality here? Hey, I’ll gladly take the money they will waste on this and and use it for something more useful.

A quote from the article: “After a meeting with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Obama said he would make sure "that we fully understand what led to this tragedy" and will do everything possible "to ensure that our men and women in uniform are protected as they serve our country so capably and courageously in harm's way."

Is it that difficult to understand that we, as people, can only take so much? Tour after tour after tour in a war zone is enough to break anyone. Why doesn’t the government put more focus on how to get our soldiers out of there, how to help them readjust to life at home and their families? No, they have to investigate why these people are so stressed.

Am I the only one who does not see the logic here?

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