filkertom has a terrifying video up on his blog. The pictures are seriously terrifying and should not be looked at by children. This month's Vanity Fair has an article on the same topic. The US has been using depleted uranium (DU) in Iraq. The results, for people in Iraq and American soldiers, are truly terrifying. We're dispersing this stuff into Iraq's air, earth, water. It has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. And last time I checked, the air over Iraq and water in Iraq don't stay in Iraq for 4.5 billion years, so we can expect at some point to, rather literally, reap what we've sown.
I was going to end with a joke, like: Hey, gay people holding hands at a baseball game!, but this topic makes even me unable to joke around.