[We also polluted Viet Nam with all sorts of other cancer inducing substances, e.g. agent orange.  We sill have not stopped using cluster bombs and land mines that linger on and kill innocent civilians long after the end of a particular war. Ed Kent]

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Cancer in Iraq Vets Points to Toxic Exposure
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/082707J.shtml
The Arizona Daily Star is reporting there are many soldiers returning from Iraq with cancer. Carla McClain writes: “The prime suspect in all this, in the minds of many victims – and some scientists – is what’s known as depleted uranium – the radioactive chemical prized by the military for its ability to penetrate armored vehicles. When munitions explode, the substance hits the air as fine dust, easily inhaled.”

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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