Thursday, January 23, 2003


JANUARY 23. Buried in a CNN piece on US Gulf War veterans suing
companies that shipped chemical weapons to Iraq:

"About 209,000 Gulf War [One] veterans have filed claims with the
Veterans Administration, and 161,000 of them are receiving disability

Let's see. We all heard that very, very few US soldiers were injured
or killed in Gulf War One. And the latest DOD study stated that there
was no verifiable physical cause for what has been called Gulf War

But, behind the scenes, 209,000 soldiers have filed disability claims,
and the DOD has approved, without comment, 161,000 of those claims.

That represents a tacit admission that vaccines and drugs given to
soldiers, and depleted uranium, and oil fumes, and possible chemical
weapons and bio-weapons injured all these people.

This is a real stunner. This is a massive tragedy. This is also a
headline-pounding story that should have screamed from every major
newspaper and TV news desk.

But the story has received scant attention from the controlled press.
There are no calls for new congressional hearings by legislators.
There is only running and hiding.

It's a funny thing, but among all those people who are pounding their
chests and waving flags on behalf of the current war machine, none are
saying, "Wait, don't we care about all the soldiers who were already
there and suffered damage?"

That was yesterday. That was on old TV series. It was canceled. It
went off the air. We have a new and improved series about to start.
Let's get ratings for this one. Let's line up new sponsors.

Cowards and liars, cowards and liars.