Obama urged to reverse policy on no condolence letters for suicides
May 26th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
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Obama urged to reverse policy on no condolence letters for suicides

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A bipartisan group of senators is asking President Barack Obama to change the current "insensitive" policy of not sending condolence letters to families of service members who commit suicide.

A letter signed by 11 senators - 10 Democrats and one Republican - and sent Wednesday urges the president to "take immediate steps to reverse the long-standing policy of withholding presidential letters of condolence" to families of troops who killed themselves.

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  1. once upon a horse

    let's see signed by 10 Democrats and ONE Republican. I think I can see who is really insensitive here other than most insurance compaines that won't pay for suicides even though it's not the fault of the family members left to grieve.

    May 26, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |