Are People Sick Already?
There have already been many reports that soldiers are getting sick in Iraq. The army has described the illness as being "mysterious" and similar to "pneumonia" which goes on to attack many of the body's organs. However the American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) have accused the military of secrecy and say that more than 100 soldiers have died or become ill. Interestingly at least some of these are known to have definitely worked on 'clean up' operations prior to having become ill. The AGWVA report that the father of one of the soldiers, 20 year old Josh Neusche, was told by a doctor that "his son was suffering from a "toxin." No mention of pneumonia was made, nor was it ever reported in the medical record." The AGWVA is demanding answers saying, "It seems that whenever veterans become ill, the term "mystery illness" seems to be the first and often the only diagnosis that is ever made."
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