Part I: Courtesy Watchdog.org
CBS News aired the results of their 5 month investigation into veteran suicides this evening and what they found was devastating. In 2005 alone, 125 veterans committed suicide each week and of the more than 88,000 vets returning from Iraq, more than 28% of them have experienced mental health problems. CBS' Armen Keteyian talked with Paul Sullivan of Veterans For Common Sense who had this to say about the dismal system the VA has for tracking veteran suicides;
Sullivan: "We call it the don't look, don't find policy. If the VA doesn't collect the data, then they don't have to do anything about it."