It turns out that the Italian documentary was correct. Our military used white phosphorus to burn people alive in Fallujah. The BBC:
US troops used white phosphorus as a weapon in last year's offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US has said.
"It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC - though not against civilians, he said.
The US had earlier said the substance - which can cause burning of the flesh - had been used only for illumination.
BBC defence correspondent Paul Wood says having to retract its denial is a public relations disaster for the US.
All together now... impeach this administration. Bush, Cheney, Rummy, and all the rest. I'll take Hastert as the president for three years if it means stopping this disgraceful and criminal administration from further dishonoring our great nation.
Here's the money quote from Colonel Venable:
"The combined effects of the fire and smoke - and in some case the terror brought about by the explosion on the ground - will drive them out of the holes so that you can kill them with high explosives," he said.
That's terror -- as in "terrorism". My God. What have we become?