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Obama condemns drug trials on veterans

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Sen. Barack Obama just condemned the governmental practice of recruiting mentally ill veterans for drug trials, a report first publicized by The Washington Times (http://www.washingtontimes.com/
news/2008/jun/17/va-testing-
drugs-on-war-veterans/) and ABC News
(http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5180437).

 

Obama, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said he plans an investigation into the tests.

 

“It is outrageous and unacceptable that our government would irresponsibly endanger veterans who have already sacrificed so much for our country,” Obama said in a statement. “I will immediately be asking for a full and thorough investigation of how our government could yet again let down our veterans and their families who have given so much to their country, and who have paid so much for the failures of civilian leadership in Washington.”

 

Carrie Sheffield, Web Editor, The Washington Times

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