Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Don't just bring them home
President Obama has announced that all U.S. troops, about 40,000, still deployed in Iraq will come home by the end of 2011. Although he initially said this was a priority while campaigning before the 2008 election, this move feels now more like a 2012 election move.
There are approximately 14 million unemployed in the U.S. (9.1 %), the homeless rate is well
over 643,067--- I'm just saying, to add an additional 40,000 to these ranks can be a potential disaster. Even if returning troops have family, shelter, and support, and or a job, they still need psychological & support services- the necessary help should not be an afterthought that comes after the returning soldiers have a crisis.