America Today: War Criminals and Manipulators

from Democracy Now!

Britain's Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram has admitted that the Bush administration lied to British officials about the use of napalm-type firebombs in Iraq. In a private letter obtained by The Independent newspaper of London, Ingram says the US originally told him they had not used so-called MK77s in Iraq at any time but then writes "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position." The MK77 bombs are an evolution of the napalm used in Vietnam and Korea. They carry kerosene-based jet fuel and polystyrene so that the gel sticks to structures and to its victims.

Note that the use of Napalm was banned by the U.N. in 1980, but like with every other great moral leap made by the countries of the U.N., the U.S. lagged behind and refused to sign the agreement. If it had, george bush jr. could have found himself on a plane ride to the Hague to face a war crimes tribunal. As it is, all we can do is hope that he takes trip to a country with a moral compass, and then they can put his ass on a plane to the Hague.

...and also from Democracy Now!

a report to the G8 Summit used to read:

"Inertia in the climate system means that further warming is inevitable. Unless urgent action is taken, there will be a growing risk of adverse effects on economic development, human health and the natural environment, and of irreversible long-term changes to our climate and oceans."

but after bush's cronies got done with it, it read:

"Climate change is a serious long term challenge that has the potential to affect every part of the globe."

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