Aussie Captain commits Suicide

Apparently the "Horrors of war [where] too much for [the] captain". He served for six weeks in Afghanistan last year and committed suicide earlier this year. This is unfortunate and my condolences go to this man's family, but what I mostly wanted to comment on the fact that it was assumed throughout the article that the problem was that the government did not provide him with sufficient counseling. I don't think that is the problem, what I'd instead suggest is that society as a whole would not accept him because he was a soldier. Soldiers are treated as monsters and outcasts because they fought in wars over-seas so no-one had to fight here, and then we wonder why they get depressed. It's not the army that failed him, but society (particularly the left).

Got that all you silly anti-war protesters that believe soldiers are automatically evil and that no cause is worthy of fighting for, this man's blood is on your hands. This also explains why I hate the song "Everybody's Gone to War" by Nerina Pallot.

Date: 2007-11-01 23:03:53, 10 years and 115 days ago

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