From London daily The Independent:
So what have they got to hide?
The trial of two Whitehall workers this week could reveal Britain’s role in one of the Iraq war‘s darkest episodes.
By Raymond Whitaker and Marie Woolf
Published: 27 November 2005 …
Only this month, we learned that US troops used white phosphorus, intended to provide smokescreens, as an illegal chemical weapon against fighters in buildings or foxholes.
On contact with skin or clothing, it can burn down to the bone.
And many of the same tactics are being employed during Operation Steel Curtain, which for the past few weeks has sought to drive insurgents out of towns and villages near Iraq’s borders with Syria and Jordan.
See here the opinion of Iraq’s ex Prime Minister Allawi on this …
Why no withdrawal from Iraq? See here for Donald Rumsfeld on that subject.
See also here.
On George W. Bush: here.
On Dick Cheney: here.
Also on this from Dear Kitty ModBlog 6/17/05
Mood: Thinking Playing: Lying all the time, by The Outsiders
From British daily The Independent:
US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war
Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.
But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US.
“The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you,” he told Mr Cohen.
“I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position.”
See also here.