Sorry 'Bout That, Gamal, You Should've Had a Sub-Prime Loan
September 29, 2007
Wounded Vets Also Suffer Financial Woes
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 5:18 p.m. ET
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) -- He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq.
Today, he can't keep a job, pay his bills, or chase thoughts of suicide from his tortured brain. In a few weeks, he may lose his house, too.
Gamal Awad, the American son of a Sudanese immigrant, exemplifies an emerging group of war veterans: the economic casualties.
Sorry 'bout that, Gamal. You might have to lose your house. Suck it up, for god and country.
We can only concentrate on so many casualties at one time in this country. Busy place. Gotta stay on top of things. Wars are wars, but it's a deal-a-minute out there in the real world. The current sub-prime disaster has sucked all the oxygen out of the financial markets and the conc…