If you have kept up with the news, it is a fact that soldiers are dying daily due to the war in Iraq. You might believe that soldiers are meant to be tough. It surely is a shocker to learn that the number of soldiers who are dying in the war is on the rise. Regardless, the chance for the soldiers to die in a war is 100 percent higher than the civilians. The truth is that the war has not really been solving any problems at all. Remember the lyrics of the song, “War”, by Ugly Rumors? “War, what is it good for? Absolutely Nothing …” completely describes the situation.
Although all the damages and losses from the war in Iraq have brought to everyone’s attention, the situation does not stop or ban the military branches from playing their recruiting advertisements on television. As a result, plenty of soldiers who are newly recruited can look forward to get killed in Iraq very soon. No wonder organization like the United for Peace and Justice exists in order to spread out the anti-war message to everyone. The UFPJ holds different kinds of events to promote peace such as: protests, educational events, vigil, legislative action, etc. all over the world.
You might get an impression that most of the veterans are in a much better position than the soldiers in Iraq. No one can deny that the veterans are totally done and over with the war. However, many of them are suffering from PTSD. It is a non-curable mental disorder which can last for months, or maybe for years to come. Besides having PTSD, what happen to those veterans who have prosthesis due to severe injury? They will have a much harder time getting over with PTSD when looking at their prosthesis.