Despite my staunch stance against the war in Iraq, I believe in keeping promises to the soldiers that served and did so in a way that didn’t disgrace the nation (like those at Abu Ghraib).
Yesterday, November the 1st 2005, after 14 years of denial, a military tribunal has finally recognized ‘Gulf War Syndrome’. This is huge, as it will finally allow Vets that were promised medical care by the government to get medical treatment for their disabilities.
There is a great documentary out there, ‘Beyond Treason’, which shows the evidence and just the sheer magnitude of this problem. In a war that only had a coalition causality count of 378, The American Gulf War Veterans Association is claiming the post war casualties are as high as 15,000 from exposure to things like depleted uranium.
Hopefully the vets can get some of the help they were promised, and hopefully no more of our troops will have to suffer in such a manner (particularly for this debacle of a war we have going on now).