White Phosphorous


The Army has admitted to using White Phosphorus, a highly incendiary substance, as a weapon in Iraq. This may or may not be a violation of the Geneva convention, but the diplomatic ramifications should be the least of our worries, all things considered_

First, I think it should be a stated goal of United States policy to not melt the skin off of children.

As a natural corollary to this goal, I think the United States should avoid dropping munitions on civilian neighborhoods which, as a side effect, melt the skin off of children.

Diaries like this one are why Hunter is quickly becoming my favorite poster at dkos.

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