Marijuana may not cure the summertime blues, but there are those who think it can cure post-traumatic stress disorder, especially among veterans.
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How happy is this Veterans Day? Not so happy for too many of the veterans returning to Colorado from tours of duty and repeat return tours of duty in the decade-long wars they’ve been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A group of Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans responsible for a blistering attack on Republican Marilyn Musgrave a month ago launched a $1.3 million campaign in swing states Wednesday, including a hard-hitting TV ad that questions John McCain’s commitment to veterans.
Obama’s coming back to Colorado for at least three different stops on Monday and Tuesday (yup, we’re definitely a swing state folks), but not just for a huge front-range blowout like last time. Instead, Obama will head to the 3rd Congressional District with stops in Pueblo and Grand Junction Monday and then Denver the following day. As the Communications Director for John Salazar’s first run for Congress back in 2004, I think these stops are a brilliant move.
Read more of Jeff’s commentaries:
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• Matt Damon grills Sarah Palin
• Setting aside politics on September 11
• There goes the neighborhood
A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans on Tuesday unveiled a TV ad critical of 4th District Republican Marilyn Musgrave’s vote on a pay bonus for combat veterans. The 30-second spot has already been running heavily for a week on Denver channels and is part of a $1 million campaign by VoteVets.org to “[expose] the records of public officials on veterans and military issues.”
Texas Congressman Chet Edwards Wednesday introduced an emotional video about America’s veteran, touting Sen. Barack Obama as a friend to veterans, criticizing Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran for his record on veteran’s issues.
There is no question that Sgt. Darren Mischke is a wounded warrior. After two tours in Iraq, the 27-year-old Army vet suffers from nosebleeds, memory loss, mood swings, dizziness, blurred vision and severe headaches.
Only instead of treating him
Colorado Sens. Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Tuesday to expand its investigation into mental health treatment for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The office should not just focus on Fort Carson, the senators…
UPDATED 11-9-2006: With the newly announced resignation of Defense Secreatary Donald Rumsfeld, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will become the central focus for Colorado’s Congressional delegation in the coming days.
A band of young people chanting “1-2-3-4. We don’t…