Intergalactic Dioxin Poisoning?

We are all familiar with the disfiguring effects that dioxin poisoning had on Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko:

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But in watching Return of the Jedi last night, it occurred to me that dioxin poisoning might be to blame for the disfigurement of another prominent politician:

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Unlike Palpatine, Yushchenko apparently can’t use the Force to mask his true appearance.

ps. After I began writing this post, I discovered a couple of other people had suggested the same thing, but I already made the screen shots, so I figured I’d just go ahead and provide the visual reference.

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