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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:30 PM
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Iraq, cancer, and depleted uranium munitions
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/73e3e5360...

According to the Ministry of Health, about 52 percent of all cancer patients in Iraq are children under 5. Some 6,000 new cancer cases are reported every year. Health officials blame some of the cancer increase on the depleted uranium used in bombs during the war.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:33 PM
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1. You better believe this
Soldiers are dying link

http://www.vawatchdog.org

Larry Scott has posted this at least nine times
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:51 PM
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2. Depleted uranium, the gift that keeps on giving -

from those kind folks at the Pentagon and the military industrial complex.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:05 PM
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3. Keep posting Brother the more people know it will get out to the public
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:50 AM
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4. Afghanistan is poisoned
Iraq is poisoned. And now Lebanon is poisoned. The American soldiers with the good fortune to return home will have been poisoned. They in turn will poison their families...

K&R. :cry:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:56 AM
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5. some marines are on their 4th rotation
into Iraq. If they weren't contaminated the first three times.....

:(
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:11 AM
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6. makes me wonder if the mal-administration is trying to hold down
the number of soldiers exposed to DU, they're already screwed so sent 'em back. geeeeze
bring our troops home now
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:21 AM
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7. the dirty little secret
it is rarely spoken, if ever, in the MSM
more info:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:41 AM
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8. A kick for Buddhamama's related thread!
:kick:
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:10 AM
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9. Democrats must address this. Clinton used DU and Clark doesn't think
it's an issue?

I like Clinton/Clark but I really think we must make our party accountable when it comes to this issue.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:14 AM
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10. By the way, returning soldiers are having deformed children because of
this.

"The war's littlest victim"

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/236934p-203326c....

"Because it is twice as heavy as lead, DU has been used by the Pentagon since the Persian Gulf War in certain types of "tank-buster" shells, as well as for armor-plating in Abrams tanks.

Exposure to radioactivity has been associated in some studies with birth defects in the children of exposed parents.

"My husband went to Iraq to fight for his country," Janice Matthew said. "I feel the Army should take responsibility for what's happened."

The couple first learned of the baby's missing fingers during a routine sonogram of the fetus last April at Lenox Hill Hospital."


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