Monday, November 21, 2005

I guess it's not OK if you're a Republican Guard member

That no-big-deal "Willy Pete" we innocently used in Iraq? Think Progress points out that when Saddam's boys used it, it was a chemical weapon.

Double plus good? Ungood? I'm so confused.


Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

So I guess, in this particular instance, we weren't up to our old tricks?

From the N.Y. Times, November 21, 2005 - U.S. Is Slow to Respond to Phosphorus Charges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 - On Nov. 8, Italian public television showed a documentary renewing persistent charges that the United States had used white phosphorus rounds, incendiary munitions that the film incorrectly called chemical weapons, against Iraqis in Falluja last year. Many civilians died of burns, the report said...

..."It's discredited the American military without any basis in fact," said John E. Pike, an expert on weapons who runs, an independent clearinghouse for military information. He said the "stupidity and incompetence" of official comments had fueled suspicions of a cover-up.

"The story most people around the world have is that the Americans are up to their old tricks - committing atrocities and lying about it," Mr. Pike said. "And that's completely incorrect."

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