22 May 2008

US Skips International Conference to Ban Cluster Bombs

Representatives of more than 100 governments are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for two weeks of talks aimed at finalizing a global treaty to ban the use of cluster bombs. But the United States, historically the world’s largest producer, stockpiler, and user of cluster bombs, won’t be at the negotiations. Other major producers of cluster bombs—Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan—also stayed away from the talks.

Our great leader is skipping talks on banning cluster bombs--responsible for the deaths of so many innocent children--in order to go beg Arab leaders to produce more oil while McCain pushes for tax-cuts to stimulate oil consumption. And these people are in league with the religious right?

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