On the CBS â€œEarly Showâ€ on Nov. 13th, co-host Julie Chen claimed that there was â€œan alarming suicide rate among veteransâ€ of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts. CBS then aired a report that went on to claim that the suicide rate for our troops had wildly climbed. Our own Newsbuster Kyle Drennen had his doubts about the report when the show originally aired and now comes an editorial by oftentime military reporter Michael Fumento further casting large amounts of skepticism on the CBS report.
The CBS show specifically wanted to make it seem like Iraq war vets are the ones that have seen these outrageously rising suicide rates. Reporter Armen Keteyian included in his report this opener:
â€œStaff Sergeant Justin Reyes spent a violent year serving in Iraqâ€¦Medical records show Justin suffered severe psychological trauma after witnessing â€œmultiple deadâ€ and having to â€œsort through badly mutilated bodies.â€ Earlier this year, one month after separating from the Army, Justin hanged himself with a cord in his apartment, at just 26â€¦families recently sat down to talk about losing loved ones, all veterans of Iraq, to suicideâ€¦Mia Sagahonâ€™s boyfriend, Walter, shot himself at age 27 about a year and a half after he came back from Iraq.â€