Sunday, May 25, 2008

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:


''...Vetrans from Vietnam seem to exhibit these trauma reactions more than vetrans from previous wars.....
In WWII only 15~20% of combat infantry were willing to aim their rifles to kill. In Korea the proportion was about 50%, while the operant conditioning of Vietnam soldiers aimed to ensure they fired to kill in more than 90% of cases...." Peace is a Struggle ~ David Johnson

2 comments:

Persuaded said...

What a tragic quote....

feeling so sad this memorial day for all of our soldiers:( i have heard that the proportion of our boys who are returning from iraq with PTSD is worse than any other war.

yet when i say i am worried for our boys, some people feel that i am anti-troops or anti-american:(

Ganeida said...

I won't go into all that; my views are a tad unusual but I think troops pay an extremely high price psychologically for contravening one of the 10 commandments. I think you are right to be worried & I do not think that makes you anti~American, merely sensible. Maybe it comes from being a mother hen to so many...? :)