Battlepanda: Juan Cole on White Phosphorus


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Juan Cole on White Phosphorus

As usual, it is the last word. Terrific, thoughtful stuff.

Yes. WP is a nasty incendiary and Fallujah was a terrible mistake. We were awfully careless with civilian lives, and we should take some responsibility for that.

But the dKos crowd and Cindy Sheehan
(whom I otherwise respect) should quit calling WP a chemical weapon. It's not. And they're making our side look bad by overstating the case.