Bob Krause Says We Need to Treat Our Veterans Better

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On this edition of the Insiders, we’ll hear from all four Iowa Democrats who think they should be in the U.S. Senate instead of Republican long-timer Chuck Grassley.

They make their case on how we haven't done enough for our veterans, the environment or the mentally ill. In the Insiders Quick Six, Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price will give his analysis on who he thinks is likely to come out on top in this race and two other contested contests on primary night.

Bob Krause has been a state representative, a transportation official in both Iowa and Jimmy Carter's White House, a defense contractor and President of the Veterans National Recovery Center. He served as a colonel in the Iowa National Guard and Army Reserve.

Price asked Krause about “burned pits” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers burn almost anything in them including human and animal waste, tires and chemicals.

Veterans fear that toxic smoke makes them ill later.

They believe it's just one more layer of harm they can get as they fight overseas.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it's aware of the complaints but hasn’t seen definitive research that proves the burn pits are causing health problems for the veterans.

Krause addresses those accusations.

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