Now we have reports that
American troops who have served their tour of duty are
returning home only to find that they have Depleted Uranium
DU poisoning causes cancer to those
exposed and possible birth defects to their offspring. These
effects were widely known before this war began. Even I wrote
about it in my own effort to stop the carnage before it began:
Certainly, the President had the opportunity to be as well
informed as I was.
Anyway, some of our troops are not only
coming home with DU poisoning, they are being denied the
proper testing they need when they arrive, apparently to hide
from all of us and also from the troops themselves, the
burgeoning tragedy now starting to unfold. Potentially, this
is a crime of unheard of proportions.
Whether you were for the war or not, donít
you think that those who sacrificed themselves in order to
carry out this administrationís policies deserve to be
treated honorably by the folks who sent them there? Now that
we know about this, are we going to support our troops or not?
Shouldn't they get all the testing and all the treatment they
need? Shouldn't those still in harms way be brought home as
soon as possible?
And in the name of God, shouldn't we
have some compassion for the Iraqi people? Those folks are
already home... they have nowhere to hide. They are not the
enemy. We were supposed to set them free, not poison their
homeland, damage their DNA and torment their progeny. We need
to admit what we have done and do whatever is possible to
clean up the mess we made.