In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!

At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Service Members Chemical Exposure in Iraq

And what will Congress do, especially now?

Why, look in the crystal ball of past issues from our, poser patriotic, wars and they will probably once again throw a few million for 'reports' and 'outside studies', already knowing the results they want so those served and they represent, down the road creating the media want for 'scandals', need not Sacrifice, stating that none of this exists!! Those served are already ignoring those suffering from the 'burn pits' of these two theaters, Gulf War syndrome of Desert Storm, long ignored and even denied the existence of PTS, and of course there's still Agent Orange, or how about 'test vets' of many of our wars chemical and biological included, and oh so many a list of is way to large! Many of were finally being addressed under Gen Shinseki's leadership with help from this Executive branch and it's Cabinet, in the still grossly under funded VA and hopefully will continue.

Deficits mean the, under funded, budgets are still mostly borrowed with only the interest being paid!!

Pentagon: Over 600 Service Members Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq
Nov. 6, 2014 - An internal review revealed the scope of the problem.

More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical personnel that they think they were exposed to chemical-warfare agents in Iraq. However, the Pentagon did not offer sufficient tracking and treatment to those who may have been hurt by the chemical exposure, defense officials admitted Thursday.

The New York Times reported in October that troops had encountered chemical weapons from the 1980s during their tours in Iraq. An internal review of Pentagon records that was ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms that soldiers were exposed, according to the Times. But the number is higher than any had previously imagined. (The Times originally reported 17 cases.) read more>>>

They ask 'why wasn't this reported earlier':

Under two previous Executive administrations and wars from, father and son. With son and conservative congresses leading the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11:

Facts: ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - **Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans**
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."

**Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?**

**Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort**

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *

24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

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