Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Army Contradicts US Government's White Phosphorus Claims

From the March edition of Field Artillery Magazine (a publication of the the US Army):

"WP [i.e., white phosphorus rounds] proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired 'shake and bake' missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out."

OK, so there's no torture going on, there are no secret prisons, there's no use of chemical weapons, next they'll claim that Jeff Gannon wasn't really sleeping with Administrations officials during his 100+ visits to the White House - many over night. This administration has zero credibility period.

3 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Look, the administration understands that the American people know that the President will do whatever is necessary to kill these evildoers who hate our way of life and want to destroy us.

If we have to use WMDs against civilians in a war to find WMDs we and EU countries sold Iraq to use against soldiers which they used against civilians, too, in order to prevent the use of WMDs against our civilian population, well, I think the American people understand the necessity and moral imperative of that.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:34:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Thats right, and the Iraqi people are happy because they know that thier sacrifices are helping keep America safe. After all, who wouldn't want a war fought in their country so that a war wouldn't have to be fought in the invader's country? We are fighting over in Iraq so that we don't have to fight here. Surely the burned bodies of women and children can understand that logic?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:17:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I don't buy that "flypaper" explanation -- at best, it was noticed after the fact as a potential PR retort when all stated reasons for the war were found to be utterly false, and demonstrably so at the time when they were promulgated.

"Empire" is the most obvious reason -- and it's obvious to the Iraqis, I'm sure.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:56:00 AM  

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