Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to continue using cluster bombs, and selling them to other countries. [Read story.]
Cluster bombs are notorious for posing a danger to to civilians. Each cluster contains numerous "bomblets", at least 5% of which do not explode upon impact. They therefore become defacto anti-personnel mines. What's worse is that the little bomblets look like brightly colored toys, which attract curious children. Boom! Dead child.
This is our government.