“Amid a lot of technical legal issues, it all boils down to something very simple: Should whistleblower protections favor the conscience of a concerned federal employee willing to risk his job and the freedom to inform the public, or should they dissolve in the face of an unseen bureaucrat’s (retroactive) pseudo-classification decision?”
“This is a film we were told time and time again not to pursue. We were told not to waste our time—no one would listen.”
The Office of Public Health has not released these data, or even the fact that this important information on Gulf War veterans exists. Anything that supports the position that Gulf War illness is a neurological condition is unlikely to ever be published.
On the rare occasions when embarrassing study results are released, data are manipulated to make them unintelligible.”
said former VA researcher Steven S. Coughlin, in front of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
President Obama signing the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. Standing next to him are the makers of the moving documentary Semper Fi: Always Faithful, which follows the fight of the victims of the water poisoning at Camp Lejenue as they work for justice while the Marine Corps and the Navy attempt to cover up their knowledge of the 30 year water contamination that harmed as many as one million people. Also in the room were Jerry Ensminger, who lost his 9-year-old daughter to cancer, and Mike Partain, who is one of many male breast cancer victims with ties to Camp Lejeune.