22 Vets a Day. True/False? Does It Matter?

Twenty-two.  That’s the number you’ll often see associated with veterans who suicide–twenty-two per day. I’ve seen a couple of reactions to it.  Some think it means that service members are coming back from deployments messed up and killing themselves in extremely high numbers.  Others dismiss the number, say it gives us a bad name; they point out that…

Bush Administration Slaps Vets in the Face

The Bush Administration is arguing in court that veterans have no specific rights to health care, and certainly should not expect mental health benefits for combat induced problems. We get to decide what medical care is given, if any, to veterans, they say. “Veterans need to know in this country that the government thinks all…