‘Worse Than Hiroshima’

Via Drudge Retort, this makes me sick just thinking about it:

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study. Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents. Their claims have been supported by a survey showing a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s.

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  1. In 2004, I worked at Army Times (editorial end) and I was talking to my boss about this very subject, the use of depleted uranium rounds by us forces in Iraq. Bossy told me that the pentagon said there was no story there and wouldn’t discuss it further.

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