Too Trapped In A War to Be At Peace: I Am Sorry That It Has Come to This

Abby Zimet

Arguing "there are some things that a person simply cannot come back from," Daniel Somers, a 30-year-old Iraq veteran and musician suffering from PTSD, brain injury and other war-related conditions after taking part in 400 combat missions, dozens of interrogations and intellligence work, killed himself on June 10. He left behind a family and a blistering suicide letter charging that the government that had led him into committing war crimes then abandoned him, and thousands of others like him: "The blame rests with them."

"The fact is that any kind of ordinary life is an insult to those who died at my hand...Now I am free."

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