Truly Awful Statistic

This, to me, is gut-wrenching:

More soldiers took their own lives than died in combat during 2012, new Department of Defense figures show. The Army's suicide rate has climbed by 9 percent since the military branch launched its suicide-prevention campaign in 2009.
Most people -- especially those America-fuck-yeah types who so love war and like to stick magnets on their cars and call it a day -- have no damn idea what war does to those who fight them. Same with those priapic militia types who've been stockpiling weapons like squirrels and nuts, playing war games and voting for teabaggRs, just itching for a not-fight with a not-real enemy.

Yeah. We're exceptional all right.

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