The bottom line is that the CIA knew before the war, during and war, and after the war where most of these chemicals were and most of these biological agents.
Chemicals Cia Agents
I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health.
Factor I Believe That Bad
I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in.
Home Prematurely Kind
It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
Had Knowledge Imagine
I'd like people to listen to our soldiers. They were there. They heard the alarms go off. They tasted the substance in the air. They spit up blood. They had rashes on their bodies. They got sick.
Blood Soldiers Up
But I would argue that a longer war it's more difficult to keep records than a shorter war.
I don't think there is one cause of Gulf War illness.
Think I Gulf
But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause, not one illness. It is many causes, many illnesses.
Gulf War Causes Many
First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
Apology Make Off
The bottom line to this is, there are few doctors who have any expertise in chemical exposure.
Doctors Exposure Who
There's another issue here - and I have some limits as to what I can say - but there's some real question as to the viability of the chemical masks, the protective gear used by our soldiers.
Question I Soldiers
Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it.
Military Story Yes