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  •  Agent Orange... (3+ / 0-)

    ...chemical warfare.  Just like WWI mustard gas, vagaries of wind can change the direction of its effectiveness.

    You know, I'm sure, how long it took for the US government to admit that our own people suffered from this.  You also know just how damaging it is, and how difficult it is to get the care you need.

    Had this discussion yesterday after our Sunday gathering.  A gentleman told us that he is also a vet and Agent Orange victim, and that his cancer was six years ago.  I told the group that the next big thing in veterans' health care is the depleted uranium used in both Gulf wars, as well as numerous other health problems created by that particular conflict.

    How sad this is, especially in the light of the recent rhetoric about Syria using cw.  Our country has no legal or moral standing to point any fingers.

    Courtesy is owed. Respect is earned. Love is given. (Unknown author, found in Guide to Texas Etiquette by Kinky Friedman)

    by marykmusic on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 09:15:07 AM PDT

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