|Homeless U.S. Vet|
Since Barack Obama assumed duties as US president and commander-in-chief, at least 30,137 veterans and military members have died from suicide. (source: US Dept of Veterans Affairs, US Center for Disease Control)
Obama certainly isn't responsible for each of these deaths, but he is as responsible for the growth of this tragic epidemic as is anyone. Now that he has been re-elected by Americans, will he do something about it?
I doubt it.
How about you?
Here's something to think about - combat and other campaign deaths from some of our mostly fucking useless wars:
War of 1812 - c. 20,000
Mexican War - 13,283
Great Sioux War (including Custer's Last Stand) - 314
Spanish-American War - 2,446
Phillippine-American War - 4,196
Korean War - 36,516
Gulf War - 258
Afghanistan and Iraq combined - 6,518
Essentially, these suicides add up to almost as many recorded deaths of U.S. service members as the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War combined. Almost as many as in the Korean War. And far - FAR - more deaths than all our other campaigns beyond the Civil War and the two world wars combined.
There's something wrong here, and before Obama gives another entitlement to the wealthy, he should address this comprehensively.