I am writing to ask you to support the
Early Day Motion 1088 on ‘Conduct of the
government policy in relation to the war against Iraq’. Over 150 M.P.s have now signed up to this. Such a debate seems the very least that we
owe to the Iraqi people after all the unimaginable horrors we have visited on
them over the past 15 years. Not a
single Iraqi bomb has fallen on Britain
but 700 Cruise missiles went into Iraqi cities at the start of the war.
A report has just come out by Dr Chris Busby
showing that the radioactive dust from the depleted uranium used this time in
Iraq took just 9 days to drift home to Britain.
It has also been revealed that George Bush tried to cover up the fact
that 91% of the US
service personnel in the 1991 Gulf War are now on a disability pension after
suffering the effects of depleted uranium.
11,000 are dead. This means that
he and Tony Blair were aware of the deadly, indiscriminate effects of DU but
sanctioned its use in even larger quantities in the 2003 attack
Ironically, it was the only weapon of mass
destruction found in Iraq.
So, our government has been instrumental in
poisoning this planet forever. DU has a
half-life of 4.5 billion years. Studies
in the late ’90s showed that Windscale has put
plutonium into the teeth
of every child in Britain and now those same children will be breathing in the atomised
radioactive dust resulting from our crime in Iraq. Not only have we betrayed every child who is
in the world now, but every child who will ever
The £50 million robbery in Kent was
not anything like the biggest in British history. What about the £7 billion squandered on
killing and poisoning the people of Iraq,
taken without the knowledge or permission of the British public? No one died in the Kent cash
snatch, but children were burned and maimed in their thousands in Iraq.
It seems our world is not in safe hands.
Sources for figures quoted
- Report on plutonium in children’s
teeth. Observer, 30/10/2003
- Dr Chris Busby. www.llrc.org Original report also at:
- Aldermaston is owned by Haliburton’s. Dick Cheyney
was CEO and this firm has made billions out of each recent war. They refused to release data to Chris
Busby on DU, but were forced to do so under freedom of information act.
- WHO suppressed report on the effects of DU. 5/11/2001. See www.mindfully.org. Chemically and radiologically
DU is a unique hazard.
- Costs of war. Study by York University. www.york.ac.uk Search for The Costs of the Iraq War.