On yesterdays global podcast, the BBC ran a piece about birth defects in Falujah. The audio report on the podcast was shocking enough, the video on the BBC news website is even more so.
"[the BBC correspondent] saw children in the city who were suffering from paralysis or brain damage - and a photograph of one baby who was born with three heads."
"Doctors and parents believe the problem is the highly sophisticated weapons the US troops used in Fallujah six years ago."
The US army allegedly used shells with depleted uranium and incendiary white phosphorus munition.
The US military responded to the reports by saying that they are not aware of any health problems in the region, and added "Unexploded ordinance, including improvised explosive devices, are a recognized hazard." Though personally I fail to see the relation between three headed babies and IED's...
Though there is still no direct proof linking the use of said munition to the birth defects, there is no denying that these defects do occur in regions were there was heavy fighting, and where those nasty weapons were used...
[Edited 2010-03-05 00:31:20]
[Edited 2010-03-05 00:34:27]