Of course there are many orders of magnitude of innocent Iraqis dead from this pre-emptive war, and the official US body count doesn't include contractors, troops who died in Germany from their wounds in Iraq, or suicides at home. But this article I just saw on Portland Indymedia raises the never-talked about scourge of Depleted Uranium:
Here's a related article which I haven't had time to check the facts on, but if even a smattering of it is true, our troops are in serious trouble:
DU Death Toll Tops 11,000 [refering to troops who served in the first Gulf war]
All the more reason to keep your kids away from recruiting stations!
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