One of my sources of news in Paris is the BBC. European news gives me another slant on how others see the United States. News out of Fallujah right now includes a horror story about the incredibly high numbers of birth defects thought to be caused by white phosphorous used by the US. The cases are coming in at 2 to 3 per day and are totaling in the 1000's. (Google BBC Fallujah). It is so serious and the defects are so horrible that officials are recommending that women not have children. The memorials at Pere Lachaise remind one of the innocent victims of all war.