Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What other option is there?

 This whole rant will be in reference to this article.

Honestly, where do you think they are going to get the meds they need? Its not like theres a freaking pharmacy on every little COP, FOB and shithole everywhere in Iraq and Afghanistan. These guys can't just wander down to the local walgreens and refill their prescription. You either take along as much medication as you're going to need for the entire deployment, or you go off your meds and potentially become a fully-armed danger to yourself and others.

I know it sounds like a dick thing to say, but if you decide to overdose on the pills you're only endangering yourself. The ugly flip side of that is if you aren't receiving your treatment, you have 500+ rounds of ammunition with which to endanger yourself and everyone else. So let me see here.... Common sense dictates we strive to reduce casualties, so you judge for yourself: a) one suicidal moron kills himself, vs b) one suicidal moron kills or harms 15 of his battle buddies, before turning the gun on himself. Easy decision?

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