November 18, 2005

Pentagon Admits Use of White Phosphorous in Fallujah

One more piece of evidence has emerged suggesting that George W. Bush and his cronies should be tried as war criminals. If another country (that we didn't like) did this, our government would be demanding condemnation by the international community. And yet, it is somehow okay for the U.S. and our allies to ignore international law, refer to the U.N. Security Council as "irrelevant" when it condemns our actions, etc. It is starting to look like we are no better than those we condemn.

From Democracy Now!:

* Pentagon Reverses Position and Admits U.S. Troops Used White Phosphorous Against Iraqis in Fallujah *

The U.S. government has now admitted its troops used white phosphorous as an incendiary weapon against Iraqis during the assault on Fallujah a year ago.
Chemical weapons experts say such attacks are in violation of international law banning the use of chemical weapons. We speak with columnist George Monbiot and the news director of RAI TV, the Italian TV network that produced the film "Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre."