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Ten Years Later, U.S. Has Left Iraq With Mass Displacement & Epidemic of Birth Defects, Cancers


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http://www.democracynow.org - In part two of our interview, Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses how the U.S. invasion of Iraq has left behind a legacy of cancer and birth defects suspected of being caused by the U.S. military's extensive use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus. Noting the birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Jamail says: "They're are extremely hard to bear witness to, but it's something that we all need to pay attention to ... What this has generated is from 2004 up to this day, we are seeing a rate of congenital malformations in the city of Fallujah that has surpassed even that in the wake of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that nuclear bombs were dropped on at the end of World War II." Jamail has also reported on the refugee crisis of more than one million displaced Iraqis still inside the country, who are struggling to survive without government aid, a majority of them living in Baghdad. Click here to watch part 1 of the interview.Take a moment to view our interactive Iraq War timeline at http://owl.li/jd2ur.Visit the Democracy Now! news archive to see 10 years of reports on the Iraq War athttp://www.democracynow.org/topics/iraq.To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit http://www.democracynow.org.To watch more Democracy Now! reports about Syria, visit http://www.democracynow.org/topics/syria Democracy Now!, an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday.FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynowTwitter: @democracynowSubscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynowListen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribePlease consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT



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