Shafting the Vets

Out of 700,000 soldiers who served in the 1991 Gulf War, 118,000 are suffering from chronic fatigue, headaches, muscle spasms, joint pains, anxiety, memory loss, and balance problems, and 40% receive disability pay. Gulf vets are also twice as likely to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and between two and three times more likely to have children with birth defects. The Veterans Administration treated 20,638 Iraq vets for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in just the first quarter of 2006 and is currently processing a backlog of 400,000 cases.

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