April 23, 2006

An Aussie Soldier Dies A Glorious Death

He was, of course, a a hero:
"He had particularly good rifle skills," Dr Nelson said in Melbourne, adding emphatically that suicide had been ruled out.
Well, his rifle skills can't have been all that good, can they?

This comes at a time when confirmed suicides by US soldiers are on a steady rise:
In 2005, a total of 83 soldiers committed suicide, compared with 67 in 2004, and 60 in 2003 - the year U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq. Four other deaths in 2005 are being investigated as possible suicides but have not yet been confirmed.


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