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Obama Should Sign the Cluster Bomb Ban

Posted on: December 3, 2008

the day he becomes President. And he should state now that he intends to sign it. How can anyone dare to say they are proud to be American if the US does not support it? Whatever the US gains by making and selling and using them and by supporting their use, it is not enough.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/landmark-cluster-bomb-treaty-signed-oslo-20081203

“The weapon caused more civilian casualties in Iraq in 2003 and Kosovo in 1999 than any other weapon system. Israel’s massive use of the weapon in Lebanon in August 2006 resulted in more than 200 civilian casualties in the year following the ceasefire. Alongside cluster munitions from the US, Chinese 122mm Type 81 cluster munition rockets and MZD-2 submunitions for such rockets were also found in Lebanon.”

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