I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in.
Basically the DOD just, without any hesitation, said, This is not due to their experience in the Gulf War. And so the DOD was just totally in denial.
I know and you know people who would not leave without their pets. They will stay. They did stay in New Orleans
He's lost his office. He's lost his staff. And he's now basically a rank-and-file member who has a lot of friends and will still have influence.
Tom's problem isn't just this. It's continual acts that border and go sometimes beyond the ethical edge, ... They may not be illegal, but he's always pushing that ethical edge to the limit.
We got elected basically by saying we would live by a higher moral standard and I don't think recently we have
Tom's problem ... is continual acts that border and go sometimes beyond the ethical edge
We need to make sure FEMA is helping communities sort out how they will deal with these pets
Amazingly, he knew lives were in danger but he believed he didn't have the authority, therefore he didn't act. That to me is what is outrageous
All you make me want to do by your answers is know more about what the hell you do.
I'd like people to listen to our soldiers. They were there. They heard the alarms go off. They tasted the substance in the air. They spit up blood. They had rashes on their bodies. They got sick.
It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause, not one illness. It is many causes, many illnesses.
But I would argue that a longer war it's more difficult to keep records than a shorter war.
First off, we've had sworn testimony from soldiers and testimony before our staff that wasn't sworn, that said these alarms rarely went off, that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot.