Saturday, August 11, 2007

Opinion (Danny Westneat): Too few bear war's burden

Above: Stacy Bannerman, an activist with Military Families Speak Out, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 2006.

When I called Stacy Bannerman this week, she was weeping and had trouble talking.

When I saw her last week, she started to cry then, too. This week it was because she was just off the phone with the mother of a soldier back from Iraq. A soldier who couldn't deal with "re-entry" into a society that pretends our war isn't happening.

The mother had called to say the soldier — the son — had killed himself.

Read the rest at the Seattle Times