A new report provides evidence linking traumatic brain injury sustained by troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to a variety of long-term health problems including dementia, aggression, depression and symptoms similar to those seen in Parkinson's disease.Hum...
But the Institute of Medicine committee charged with developing the report also pointed to a troubling lack of scientific data on such injuries, which are fairly recent in the history of warfare.
"The real bottom line significant finding is that there's not a good human literature on the kinds of neurotrauma seen in Iraq and Afghanistan caused by blasts," said Dr. George W. Rutherford, vice chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. "The human literature is really about people who've had [brain injury] from car crashes or falling down stairs and, in the military, from shrapnel or gunshots. We're all worried that blast neurotrauma hasn't really made it into the human literature."
[ cf Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets ]
Is it still too soon to start calling this the new evil welfare scam of those who served in the Welfare State Armed Forces, simply because they were not good enough to serve in the REAL Karl Rove Armoured Flying Saucer Korp????
You remember that process, the whole PTSD in vets, then Persian Gulf Syndrome in Vets, and now this TBI in Vets.
HUM.... do we see a common thread here???
Why yes we do... Welfare Statists who were on the government payroll, and who want to start sticking it to the Tax Payers, even though they are not Major Financial Institutions.....
Can there be any doubt that this is JUST MORE of the same old calrion Cry of Freedom that we MUST have a permenant Capital Gains Tax Cut, to stop the Gay HomoZeXual Marriages, which is clearly the leading cause of welfare queens unwilling to stand on their own two feet!!!
People have got to learn to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, and not try to lay everything off on the welfare state...