Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Whole Situation

Danger Room interviews an American soldier who tried to save a pair of Iraqi children after their father's van was shelled by an Apache helicopter.

If you read it — and you should — you'll understand why he began to feel, later, that he was in danger of losing his sanity.

Here's what happened when he tried to get help:

I was pretty distraught over the whole situation with the children. So I went to a sergeant and asked to see [the mental health person], because I was having a hard time dealing with it. I was called a pussy and that I needed to suck it up and a lot of other horrible things....I was told that I needed to get the sand out of my vagina.
In unrelated news, the Oklahoma Senate has passed five new anti-choice bills, including one that requires women to undergo an invasive form of ultrasound.

I guess they must really love children.

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