Tim Ireland at Bloggerheads talks about the U.S. use of napalm in Iraq:
The secret to this denial is that they don't call it napalm any more. It's been rebranded for PR reasons. It's still fiery, indiscriminating death from above... it just has a different name is all.
So you'd best regard that headline above as US used I Can't Believe It's Not Napalm in Fallujah.
The new improved napalm is MK77, which uses a slightly different combination of chemicals but still rains destruction upon those it hits. It's delivered in dumb bombs, which have piss-poor guidance, so even when it's aimed at military targets, there's no assurance it doesn't hit nearby civilians instead.
U.S. officials lied to the British, who've banned its use, when asked if napalm were being used in Iraq:
The confirmation that US officials misled British ministers led to new questions last night about the value of the latest assurances by the US. Mr Cohen said there were rumours that the firebombs were used in the US assault on the insurgent stronghold in Fallujah last year, claims denied by the US.
Gives a whole new meaning to "liar, liar, pants on fire" doesn't it?
UPDATE: I think the Brits are getting fed up—Chicken Yoghurt has more.