Skip to main content

View Diary: Kos - I respectfully disagree (270 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I would argue that agent orange is far, far worse (11+ / 0-)

    than sarin. The dioxin in agent orange is persistent over many decades. In fact it is still affecting the civilian population today - generations later.

    Generation Orange: Heartbreaking portraits of Vietnamese children suffering from devastating effects of toxic herbicide sprayed by US Army 40 years ago
    24 August 2013

    They were born decades after American forces had sprayed the herbicide dioxin Agent Orange in South Vietnam, but some children living in the region today continue to suffer from the horrifying effects of the chemical.

    New York City-based photographer Brian Dricscoll traveled to Vietnam to document the everyday struggles of third generation Agent Orange victims battling dozens of serious ailments, physical deformities and mental disorders.

    Driscoll was inspired to take up this difficult topic by his uncle, a Vietnam War veteran who may have been one of estimated 2.6 million U.S. soldiers believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange in the 1960s.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Unlike agent orange, sarin is non-persistent (gone within hours/days depending on weather and exposure) and there are effective antidotes (if applied soon enough) available.

    You tell me which is the more heinous war crime?

    •  ^^birth defects still today^^ (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      britzklieg, YucatanMan, caul, worldlotus

      a 16 year old Vietnamese girl we know has very serious problems. it is a crime against humanity, without question.

      drones are a cost effective way of generating enough new terrorists that calls to cut military spending will fail.

      by just want to comment on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 03:59:05 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  That's a silly argument, imo. (0+ / 0-)

      I do think that using Agent Orange was a crime against humanity, but if that Agent Orange had been Sarin, nobody would have been alive there anymore.

      You're creating a false equivalency here.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:25:28 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site