Monday, February 21, 2005

Haven't We Been Here Before?

Short answer: Yes.

Ecstasy trials for combat stress

American soldiers traumatised by fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be offered the drug ecstasy to help free them of flashbacks and recurring nightmares.

The US food and drug administration has given the go-ahead for the soldiers to be included in an experiment to see if MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, can treat post-traumatic stress disorder...

Odd that this "experiment" is being offered to young soldiers at the same time that military recruiting has gone into the pits. A new Army recruiting pitch literally writes itself:

("Psst. Hey, kid, wanna join the Army? The X is free and legal. Ya get great vid games, too. And you get to watch babes mudwrestle.")

Be all that you can be. An Army of One (stoner).