On the day of the peace marches prior to the current Iraqi war fiasco I attended a photographic exhibition about the use of depleted uranium in Iraq in the first gulf war and the effects of over ten years exposure to the population.
America and Great Britain filled Iraq with the equivalent of thirty-five Hiroshima bombs during that war resulting in sheep born with five heads and eight to ten deformed babies now born per day in Bagdad hospitals. Prior to that war one deformed baby was born a week. No doubt that figure will rise in years to come from the effects from the use of more in this war now. After watching the huge turnout at the peace rallies on television news that night I sat down and wrote this song.
The use of depleted uranium is a crime against humanity and our current Australian government condones It with the granting of leases for America to test their weapons on Australian soil. What has become known as Gulf war syndrome is poisoning from depleted uranium. A must see is David Bradbury’s film ‘Blowin In The Wind’.
I went to the gallery, saw your photo on the wall
For some it's just beginning, the day it all ends
As I looked at the photos and the terror in those eyes
So don't tell me time will heal the scars left behind
How many generations must it take to believe
So as you make you grand decisions, you masters of the game
Are you trapped in your hatred, are you seeking revenge
Noel Gardner copyright