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Iraq War Veteran's Sad but True Suicide Letter

Sometimes forget how real this is too the people involved and the cost they pay. I do NOT blame the soldiers, most with good intentions and have gone in ignorant of what ends and means they will serve, by design.
Here's a piece:
You must not blame yourself. The simple truth is this: During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. I take some pride in that, actually, as to move on in life after being part of such a thing would be the mark of a sociopath in my mind. These things go far beyond what most are even aware of.

To force me to do these things and then participate in the ensuing coverup is more than any government has the right to demand. Then, the same government has turned around and abandoned me. They offer no help, and actively block the pursuit of gaining outside help via their corrupt agents at the DEA. Any blame rests with them.
http://gawker.com/i-am-sorry-that-it-has-come-to-this-a-sold...