Read this Boston Globe Article
The Pentagon admitted to using White Phosphorus munitions in Iraq in defeating insurgents in Fullujah, a highly populated city in Iraq. These weapons are for all intents and purposes chemical weapons: once they make contact, they burn the skin and in some cases can burn all the way to the bone. The only way to treat such a wound is by submerging the victim underwater; however, that victim cannot take their wounds out of the water or the burns will continue. Isn't that interesting? Trained medical staff have to remove the white phospherus wounds... somehow I doubt American forces were attending to their victims.
An Italian newspaper broke the story, but the credibility seemed questionable. However, the Pentagon has subsequently admitted to using the weapons in Fullujah, although it claims it was not used against civilians. However, in such a massively populated area such as Fullujah, how could the Pentagon be sure? While White Phospherus isn't on the official list of banned chemicals, it's use against civilians IS banned - except, convienantly, the US refused to sign that portion of the treaty.
The only feasible reason that White Phosphorus isn't entirely on the banned substance list of chemical weapons is because it has a perfectly reasonable use: it can brightly light up the sky, which has a multitude of uses. However, this country should be wary of using chemical weapons - one of the two primary reasons (lies) this administration invaded Iraq.
The American people should be ashamed we have a President who would allow the use of such tactics, especially when those tactics were used in such heavily populated areas. Imagine if such horrid weapons were used against Americans? Imagine if American soldiers, fighting in foreign lands, were subjected to white phospherus munitions - imagine their skin burning in the arid deserts of Iraq, with no water to submerge themselves in to hope that medics could quickly come to their aid and heal their wounds? Imagine feeling the pain as the chemical weapons burned all the way to the bone? There may be worse pains in this world, but it is one I'm glad I've never felt.
Impeach President Bush. America is quickly losing all our friends across the world. We are becoming morally bankrupt. We can fix it, but President Bush will never be a part of the problem. He allows corruption to run rampant in his administration, invades a country with false intelligence, misleading this country into war. He allows the military to use sick, inhumane chemical weapons in densely populated civilian areas. President Bush is no friend to humanity and we must demand our elected body to free America from his evil grasp.