It is criminal
Getting out the truth is one way to support our troops, not even our government is doing that.
You've heard about the "mystery illness" that is plaguing our troops in Iraq, right? Well here is our government supporting our troops.
One of the most surprising statements to come from The Power Hour interview conducted on “The Genesis Network” was that while the son, Josh Neusche, was a healthy young soldier on June 26, 2003, when he reported that he was going to serve on the secret hauling mission, by July 1, 2003, he was in a coma, and that day was suddenly classified by the military, as medically retired from the Army without Josh or his family’s consent. Josh did not die until July 12, 2003. Among other problems that this new classification created was that the DOD was no longer obligated to assist the family in getting to Germany to be with their son as he lay in a coma. Because the DOD would not provide even so much as plane or taxi fare for the Neusche family, all 650 members of the 203 Engineer Battalion each contributed $10.00 to make the family’s final visit possible.
Just as supportive as they were to Gulf War 1 soldiers it seems, sadly enough.
Soldiers in both Gulf Wars were exposed to, among other toxics Depleted Uranium.
So why did the Pentagon insist on using DU weapons in Iraq? Tungsten alloys would have worked as well. Depleted uranium, it turns out, has one tremendous advantage over tungsten. It is provided to weapons manufacturers nearly free of charge by the U.S. government—an ingenious method of radioactive waste disposal. Essentially, depleted uranium is the waste left over from decades of nuclear weapons development. In fact, the United States has stockpiles of depleted uranium scattered at sites throughout the country—728,000 metric tons to be exact—a tiny fraction of which is used in the manufacture of depleted uranium warheads.
War as a way to "get rid of" radioactive waste... Please give the above linked article a minute of your time. Did you know this? More importantly, do the people that make up your network of friends?
How long did it take for our Viet Nam servicepeople to have the reality of Agent Orange (link bloggered, scroll down to 5/4 entry) initiated illness acknowledged, for the VA to begin treating them? A VA that is currently suffering from Bush budget cuts to please his very rich friends and campaign contributors. Agent Orange is still affecting lives in Viet Nam ( also scan sources linked in the earlier 'reality of agent orange link'). Does the present regime hate our troops? How do they support them? By cutting their combat pay and death benefit? By lying to put them in harms way in the first place?
Mr Bush is on vacation and getting his palm greased by ultrarich campaign contributors. Our loyal young men and women are getting "greased" by some of the poorest people in the world. The attack was wrong. The Occupation is wrong.
Mr Bush, it ought to be a crime. At least an impeachable offense. At least...
Just came across a timely blog- Bush Lies.