More Justification for Ron Paul's foreign policySubmitted by wafreedomfighter on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 01:20
Today an Iraq war veteran was found dead in Mt. Rainer National Park after killing a park ranger and possibly others at a New Year's party the night before. This is yet another example of the damage that can be done to our military personnel after returning home from fighting in other countries. The effects of war are not just felt overseas, but at home in everyday civilian life. It doesn't just kill foreigners in far away lands but has a lasting effect on some that fight these endless wars, their siblings, wives, kids and more. Families are torn apart from divorce, child custody battles and other civil disputes sometimes resulting in death. It is a sad, sad story and another example of the detrimental effects of war.
This is a quote from the Yahoo News story:
"According to police and court documents, Barnes had a troubled transition to civilian life, with accusations in a child custody dispute that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his Iraq deployments and was suicidal.
The mother of his toddler daughter sought a temporary restraining order against him, according to court documents.
She alleged that he got easily irritated, angry and depressed and kept an arsenal of weapons in his home. She wrote that she feared for the child's safety. Undated photos provided by police showed a shirtless, tattooed Barnes brandishing two large weapons.
The woman told authorities Barnes was suicidal and possibly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008, and had once sent her a text message saying "I want to die."
It is very hard to hear critics say that the majority of American's don't understand Ron Paul's foreign policy. It's easy to say that when you don't see the violence that goes on overseas. When it hits close to home, it seems to be major news and effects people in a different way.