There is no wonder that no one in the administration wants to track how veterans die. It is because they don’t want to be keel-hauled for the promises they did not keep. Not only that but for turning their backs on the men and women they sent in harm’s way .
It took a newspaper doing research the administration in general and the president in particular should have done to point out there is a problem. The tip of the ice berg is: ‘…Of those with a primary diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, the numbers are even grimmer: 80 percent died of overdose, suicide or a single-vehicle crash. Only two of the 46 Texas veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan operations who had a PTSD diagnosis died of disease or illness, according to the newspaper’s analysis…’
And in the meantime, the legislature goes home for a white Christmass, the president goes off for a vacation in Hawaii and the men and women sent in harms way go to their graves without a wimper from the American public.