Depleted Uranium

Mike Hixenbaug, The Virginian-Pilot, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica
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Amidst the horrors we have visited upon the people of Iraq is this: Toxic contamination from depleted uranium munitions - bullets, bombs, explosives - is causing a sharp rise in unheard-of birth defects, along with cancer and a host of kidney, lung, liver, immune system illnesses and miscarriages. Of the birth defects, doctors say "there are not even medical terms" to describe them. Words fail. Warning: Very disturbing pictures. "I ask (people in the U.S.) to ask their government not to hurt...