Democracy Now, 21 August 2012
MARGUERITE GUZMÁN BOUVARD: That’s right. And before I—after I finished that book, finally the Department of Defense was letting out these statistics. They were not letting them out before. I tried to get them. I called Veterans for Common Sense, Veterans United for Truth. They have 50,000 members. They said, “Sorry, the numbers are not coming out.” And what I did get was that, in every 36 hours, one veteran from the Iraqi or Afghanistani war are committing suicide, and 18 veterans of all wars commit suicide a day. Also—
Phi Beta Iota: “Cognitive Dissonance” is a very important concept when one has integrity and desires to do a self-evaluation of one’s priorities, policies, acquisition, and operations.