From the memoir
of a man who did two tours defusing bombs in Iraq, then suffered from PTSD:
I died in Iraq. The old me left
for Iraq and never came home . . . . I liked the old me. . . . Everyone longs
for the old me. No one particularly wants to be with the new me. Especially
When the depravity of this world is laid
before you in its ruin, and you discover yourself mired in it, rather than
above, what hope do you have?
He also wrote,
Everything about Iraq sucked. I
I probably say this too much, but more evidence comes in all the time that combat is very bad for the mental health of most people.
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