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IRAQ: 'Special Weapons' Have a Fallout on Babies

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    Depleted uranium is bad for everyone, from the soldiers that live inside the tanks plated with it, to the soldiers who handle the weapons to the citizens who live near the fallout areas.

    I'm not sure how a civilian would get enough exposure to affect their unborn child, but....
     
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    This is a somewhat important detail from that article:

    "Many doctors speak of similar cases and a similar pattern. The indications remain anecdotal, in the absence of either a study, or any available official records.

    The Fallujah General Hospital administration was unwilling to give any statistics on deformed babies"

    Its something that needs to be investigated, and the US should end the use of DU weapons there, but as of now the rigorous evidence is missing. Your title makes a link between the two that has not been made yet.
     
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    Well, I should know by now I needed to read the article before I commented...dammit...:mad:
     
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    Take a closer look at the author's, google their other works is you have too. Me thinks that their is a trend, and perhaps (SHOCKA) an agenda.

    Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail

    That said, some of the tactics we used in Fallujah were brutal and DU and Willie Pete are positively ghastly weapons. On whole though, we did what we had to in order to win. It was brutal stuff. If you ever get to read a 1st hand account. I'd highly recommend it. The things our boys had to endure would shock the most hardened among us........

    Stokes is dead on in his assesment (once again).
     
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    Woo! Go me! Even the blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut...
     
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    By my count this is the 42,000th time wes has posted an article leaving out a critical detail that hurts the point he's trying to make.
     
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    Wow. That's a lot.
     
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    I congratulate wes for making it to such a milestone.
     
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    You suppose thinkprogress will give him a commemorative plaque? Maybe one of those specially minted coins?
     
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    Yeah how many is that per post. I know he doesn't have 42,000 posts or he would take the place of #$@ in the PFF hall of fame. :D

    That being said DU dust has a way of getting blown around i would imagine. I know after the first gulf war I remember reading an article about how when a DU round hits there is dust created and it was one of the concerns of the guys fighting there. That maybe "Gulf War Syndrome " was caused by DU dust that was inhaled.
     
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