As you know I have pointed out all along that I personally have no faith in the NAS/IOM as to the fairness and non-bias against the Veterans Community.  That because of their study constraints and money biases it is doubtful they could or would find the direct cause of pregnancy if they were funded not to.


The congress mandates the VA use the NAS/IOM yet they could not tell you the processes this academy uses to determine "at least as likely as not."


In fact, in 2000 the NAS/IOM representative at the oversight meeting the congressman had to challenge him on this very subject and ask, "Are you refusing to answer the question."


Of course then the VA and Ranch Hand representatives came to the rescue with innuendo's, misstatements, and half truths and the subject died without a clear and defined answer to the processes.


Recently I was sent an article on this very subject.


"The academy also cherry picks it's studies and due to the source of its funding pretty much is a biased sham entity to begin with. In short, it would cost too much money to tell the truth about the adverse health effects (which have included at least 16 deaths according to author Gary Matsumo in his highly acclaimed book "VACCINE A".)"


Gary Matsumo


Gary Matsumoto, a journalist based in New York City, has reported from thirty-two different countries on five continents, covered two wars and five popular uprisings, and won ten journalism awards.  He has been the London Bureau Manager and Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC Radio News; a National Correspondent for NBC's Weekend Today Show and Senior Correspondent for the Fox News Channel.  As a broadcaster, he has covered events ranging from the toppling of the Communist Party in Eastern Europe to Desert Storm, the Tiananmen Square massacre to the death of Princess Diana. He has written about the anthrax letter attacks for the Washington Post and Science magazine.  His 1998 article in Vanity Fair was the first to draw the connection between the anthrax vaccine and Gulf War Syndrome.


Obviously, these are not just my suspicions with this contracted agency.