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Civilians In Combat Risk All For A Few Dollars More

Service Civilians and the Wounds of War Many Fill Vital Roles in Iraq, but Medical Care Can Be Spotty

By Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writer

Traveling through Sunni insurgent territory north of Baghdad, the U.S. military convoy was nearing a base when a roadside bomb ripped into the lead […]

Health Care vs. the Profit Principle

It’s always nice to see the President take a principled stand on something. The man formerly known as “43,” and now perhaps better named “29” for his record-breaking approval rating, is promising to battle any expansion of government health insurance for children — and not because he hates children or refuses to cough […]

Bush’s Private Armies Suffering Breakdowns

Contractors Face Combat-Related Stress After Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 4 — Contractors who have worked in Iraq are returning home with the same kinds of combat-related mental health problems that afflict United States military personnel, according to contractors, industry officials and mental health experts.

But, they say, the private workers are largely left […]

Mentally Disabled? Skin A Little Dark? You’re Outta Here!

Re-Posted: Homeland Security Deports Terrorist? Oops! It’s a Mentally Disabled US Citizen!

Monday, June 18, 2007 FROM BLOG: All Spin Zone

The following blog post is from an independent writer not connected with Reuters News. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author […]

Bush Screws His Private Armies, Too – PTSD or BTSD?

US contractors in Iraq suffering from psychological injuries repeatedly denied insurance claims 06/17/2007 @ 11:36 am Filed by RAW STORY

US contractors serving in Iraq and Afghanistan who have sustained psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder are often finding themselves “caught in a morass of red tape and rejected insurance claims” […]