Democrats Lied – Soldiers Died… More Than 600 US Soldiers Reported Chemical Weapons Exposure in Iraq
Democrats Lied – Soldiers Died.
Democrats said there were no chemical weapons in Iraq.
Thousands of chemical weapons in Iraq were discovered by US soldiers in Iraq.
More than 600 US soldiers reported exposure to the WMD.
The New York Times reported:
More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have been injured, defense officials say.
The Pentagon’s disclosure abruptly changed the scale and potential costs of the United States’ encounters with abandoned chemical weapons during the occupation of Iraq, episodes the military had for more than a decade kept from view.
This previously untold chapter of the occupation became public after an investigation by The New York Times revealed last month that although troops did not find an active weapons of mass destruction program, they did encounter degraded chemical weapons from the 1980s that had been hidden in caches or used in makeshift bombs.
The Times initially disclosed 17 cases of American service members who were injured by sarin or a sulfur mustard agent. And since the report was published last month, more service members have come forward, pushing the number who were exposed to chemical agents to more than 25. But an internal review of Pentagon records ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has now uncovered that hundreds of troops told the military they believe they were exposed, officials said.
At least 5,000 chemical warheads were discovered in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom after the US invasion in 2003.
Many of the munitions were discovered at the Al Muthanna compound which is now held by ISIS.
The Pentagon kept this information confidential for several years.
So did Bush. WTH?