10 March 2008

Gulf War Vets & Chemical Illness

This was bound to be corroborated eventually.

A third of veterans of the 1991 war experienced fatigue, muscle or joint pain, sleeping problems, rashes and breathing troubles, the research found.

. . . "Convergent evidence now strongly links a class of chemicals - acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors - to illness in Gulf War veterans," Dr Golomb told Reuters.

. . . "Psychological stressors are inadequate to account for the excess illness seen," said Dr Golomb, of the University of California, San Diego.

As Dr. Golomb points out, ground conflict during the Gulf War was measured in days. U.S. troops have now been on the ground in Iraq for six years. You do the math.