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The Iraq war is now 11 years old and still tearing Iraq up, but no longer with the assistance of U.S. troops.Iraq is a riven country, at odds with itself, fending off jihadists and morally and physically drained by more than 20 years of war (starting with Operation Desert Storm in 1991) and crippling sanctions.A second candidate is white phosphorous, a known carcinogen, which U.S. forces used extensively in Fallujah and possibly elsewhere to light up fields of battle, and as an incendiary.These toxic materials, among others, have largely been ignored in the aftermath of the war. Currently, there's no indication that the U.S. military will stop using DU or WP weapons.Many news media elites insist that no more than 100,000 people have been killed, and there has been little attention given to the millions of Iraqis displaced from their homes by the war.Indeed it happens in all of America's wars: We're leaving a legacy of the uncaring bully.
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