Tuesday, May 12, 2009
People are rightly outraged that the U.S. appears to be using white phosphorous as an offensive weapon in Afghanistan.
But this is nothing new.
The U.S. admitted using white phosphorous as an offensive weapon in Iraq in 2005.
As I wrote at the time:
The Battle Book, published by the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, contains the following sentence:chemical weapon when Saddam used it against the Kurds.