Thursday, July 28, 2005

Munitions Linked to Gulf War Brain Cancer

According to a report on the Reuters UK site, Gulf War veterans who were exposed to chemical munitions at Khamisiyah, Iraq, are nearly twice as likely to die from brain cancer.

This is from a new report appearing in the American Journal of Public Health.

We've been saying for a long time that there is something deadly wrong with the way the military has treated and continues to treat its soldiers and sailors -- and the way this maladministration treats its veterans. This is just more proof. Now watch these poor bastards try to fight the VA for health care for their cancer.

It's bad enough that we would do something like this to our enemies -- it is sickening that we would do this to our own troops.

And don't forget where those chemical munitions came from: We sold them to Saddam ourselves.

That's what Rummy was doing in that famous photograph of him shaking hands with -- and grinning at -- the Butcher of Baghdad. Closing the deal.

And then Saddam gassed the Kurds using US-supplied poison gas. "Gassed his own people," as Prezdint Horsejerk is so fond of saying, pretending to be aghast while ignoring the ultimate source of those poisonous clouds.


merlallen said...

That's one of the things that pisses me off the most. Gassing his own people. I was in the Navy and in the Persian Gulf during the Iran Iraq War.

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