4 thoughts on “Vietnamese turn to Scientology for Agent Orange ailments”

  1. “vet’s medical care is not up to par, but Obama is taking care of that–everyone will have the same level of incompetence and waste that is confined to Vets now.” Yes, if you can’t bring something up to par, lower par for all. Good plan, that.

  2. I am thinking that the Vietnamese are looking at what went on here with Agent Orange and blaming their health declines on it. Since they too are in their 60’s, one wonders why they think Agent Orange is to blame. We told them?

  3. However, the belief that Agent Orange is harmful makes for a wonderful way to make sure veterans are eligible for government money. Everyone says we don’t do enough for our vets. I know one who works part-time, gets Agent Orange compensation and draws social security. He makes more money than he ever did working full time. Between PTSD, Agent Orange, and other such maladies, vets should have no problem with future income. (Yes, vet’s medical care is not up to par, but Obama is taking care of that–everyone will have the same level of incompetence and waste that is confined to Vets now.)
    Much of society suffers from “syndromes” that are ill-defined but named (many have no basis whatsoever). Vets are not alone in this situation.

  4. We can look hard at our media over this one too. Agent Orange is toxic, certainly — anything that can strip jungle canopy is toxic. A lot of veterans were exposed to varying levels of the stuff. Any group that large is going to have an array of health problems regardless of exposure to Agent Orange. Everything I’ve read that had any statistical rigor found only weak corelation to Agent Orange exposure. Same thing turned out to be true of “Gulf War syndrome” — many of the vets were ill with vaguely-defined symptoms but there were no good corelations to war activity.

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