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Sunday, December 28, 2008

A new low?

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 8:44 AM

A De Queen woman was arrested for selling cookie-dough to raise money for a military homecoming and then walking away with the money.  Julie Milligan Owen sold $456 worth of nonexistent cookie dough to raise money for a homecoming ceremony for soldiers returning home from Iraq. 

Pretty low.  I'm reminded of a film that was released a while back called "The War Tapes."  The documentary follows three US soldiers throughout their tour of duty in Iraq.  Each of the soldiers carried personal video cameras and shot the footage themselves.  When they returned home, filmmakers followed up with each of them to find out how their experiences there had changed their lives.  If I remember correctly, PTSD was the rule, not the exception.  It's a great account of what it's like to fight in a war only to return home and find out that the administration that sent you there doesn't care about you anymore. 

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