It seems to me for a war to occur one needs two active antagonists. What is being pushed concerning Iraq seems more like an armed conflict.
This link is a really extensive (6 part) source of information on our military use of Depleted Uranium, its effects on combatants and civilians. For a U.S military perspective go here. U.S Civilian sources, such as Z magazine tell of DU products being contaminated with even more lethal transuranics. (please read down to bottom of the page) while asking if DU weapons are legal under International Law.
Armed conflict is often a chance for weapons makers to advertise thier goods. The future seems to hold Microwave weapons being utilized in any upcoming Iraq conflict This article, well, scares me. Blinding lasers and skin cooking microwaves... this quote is pretty revealing:
" High-power microwave weapons use broad beams of microwave radiation, similar to radar beams, in short bursts to affect their targets. At low settings, HPM could, theoretically, be used as a non-lethal dispersion weapon intended to break-up mobs and groups of enemy soldiers by heating the water in living cells to create an uncomfortable sensation. No research data exists on the long-term effects of exposure, but it is generally believed to be harmless, in the long-term."
These weapons could be used "at home" to qwell legal dissent.
Do you rember the non-violent Seattle WTO protest?
It is a long link but reminds me that nonviolent protest is all that is effective in approaching policy, and offers hope; that truly shows we are a healthy and honest alternative to money and greed driven corporate violence... Power, writ large. Our humanity is our difference, and strength.
People putting thier lives on the line for Peace