Is it a coincidence that the BBC is just now running a story on birth defects caused by the 20 million gallons of Agent Orange US troops sprayed in Vietnam? And we're not talking about children born in the '70s—we're talking about kids born last week:
There are claims that thousands of children continue to be born with horrific facial deformities due to the 20 million gallons of Agent Orange chemical sprayed by the United States.
The Vietnamese call the disfigured youngsters 'the children of Agent Orange'.
Da Nang in central Vietnam is thought to have the highest level of congenital deformity in the world.
Not that that changes anything about Syria. But it's a gentle reminder that when it comes to modes of violence, we're trendsetters.