Friday, June 01, 2007

From Clusterfuck to Clusterbombs: The Gift That Keeps On Killing

Cluster bombs that the U.S. dropped 40 years ago in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam still kill people today. Since 1973, when the U.S. dropped the last cluster bomb on Laos, 12,000 Laotian civilians have been killed or injured by an unexploded cluster dud. Many of those men, women and children were not born when the bombs were dropped. Israel dropped over 100,000 of the devices in Lebannon in the last days of their "war" last summer. Even today, the USofA continues to drop these vicious munitions all over Iraq, where they will--along with the depleted uranium--reap a deadly harvest for years to come.

Tell your Senator(s) that the humanitarian cost of these weapons is unacceptable.

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