This is so sad. Sometimes I wonder if the soldiers killed in action weren’t the lucky ones, because the ones who survived this fake war of choice are so very wounded:

The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records show.

Eddie Ray Routh, 25, also told his sister and brother-in-law after the shootings that he “traded his soul for a new truck,” according to an Erath County arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV. Police said that Routh was driving the truck of victim and ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at the time of arrest.

Routh is charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Kyle, author of the best-selling book “American Sniper,” and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range Saturday in Glen Rose. He is on suicide watch in the Erath County Jail, where he’s being held on $3 million bond, Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.

3 Responses to Victims

  1. imhotep February 5, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    “If you live by the sword, you die by the sword.” Or “You reap what you sow.” Ours is a volunteer military. How many tears should be shed for somebody who assassinated 150+ human beings? Any?

  2. Izquierdo February 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Dick Cheney, George Dubya Bush, and Condi Rice, not Eddie Ray Routh, caused the death of those two men.

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