You know, one of the more disturbing aspects of W.’s War in Iraq and War on Terror (all the same to him, of course) is in an effort to fight terrorism and oppression (like torture), the government has been engaging in numerous practices that could easily enough be characterized as, well, terrorism and oppression (like torture). I mean, the stuff in the prisons in Iraq is old news;
Darth Vader er, Dick “the dick” Chenney has been lobbying to exclude the CIA from a ban on torture, an amendment that’s been attached to a budget bill by that crazy liberal John McCain.
But I think this story, if true, takes the cake.
Via the Daily KOS comes a story that was published in the UK Independent Online Edition, “US forces ‘used chemical weapons’ during assault on city of Fallujah.” Here’s the opening paragraph from that article:
Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.
Ever since the assault, which went unreported by any Western journalists, rumours have swirled that the Americans used chemical weapons on the city.
Not exactly the “justified” war that W. argues for, is it?