Thunderpig’s Mirror

New York Times Declares War on Veterans

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

New York Times has declared war on vets returning from the war:

Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: “Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.” Pierre, S.D.: “Soldier Charged With Murder Testifies About Postwar Stress.” Colorado Springs: “Iraq War Vets Suspected in Two Slayings, Crime Ring.”

Individually, these are stories of local crimes, gut-wrenching postscripts to the war for the military men, their victims and their communities. Taken together, they paint the patchwork picture of a quiet phenomenon, tracing a cross-country trail of death and heartbreak.

The New York Times found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war. In many of those cases, combat trauma and the stress of deployment – along with alcohol abuse, family discord and other attendant problems – appear to have set the stage for a tragedy that was part destruction, part self-destruction…

Read more about the story at Blackfive, and see where the numbers prove the New York Slimes have just been caught in yet another lie about the war they have hated so much. The numbers add up to about half the rate for the civilian population in the same age group. They try to make you think the number is beyond proportion, then fail to provide comparative stats. Remember that there is no lie the left won’t tell in order to advance their agenda.

It is too bad that dueling has gone out of style. It would at least keep them somewhat honest if they knew they would be held to account for disreputable behavior.

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