What The Iraq War Left Behind

In addition to years of instability, there’s also birth defects and cancer:

Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq.

Many prominent doctors and scientists contend that DU contamination is also connected to the recent emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. DU contamination may also be connected to the steep rise in leukaemia, renal, and anaemia cases, especially among children, being reported throughout many Iraqi governorates.

There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah.

There were no WMDs there before the war, but there is now.

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  • http://twitter.com/tlavely Tony Lavely

    “There were WMD there before the war, but there is now.”
    There were no WMD there before the war, but there are now.
    Fixed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Norris/1597765442 Michael Norris

    The Bush Cheney legacy continues…

  • jimtowndem

    you see that is the difference between feature and a bug. liberals say that DU is bug and neocons say it is a feature. that is why the latter wanted them used. you can kill a lot more people for a longer time with that type of ammo. besides they are muslims and brown skinned so where is the lose.

  • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

    The fact that the Bush/Cheney decisions are still killing people and will continue to do so for quite some time, makes me sick to my stomach.