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Were proper care provided to returning veterans it is likely that the total cost of aftercare, physical, including brain trauma and toxic substance exposures as well as other wounds and amputations, and emotional, including PTSD and the trauma of having been involved in what one has, at some point, to accept as having been inhuman acts, that cost would be at least comparable to the cost of deploying the soldiers.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 at 12:32:16 PM EST
And, as with most medical care, the real economic cost of not providing it greatly exceeds the cost of providing it. It's just not counted.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 at 06:35:25 PM EST
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