12 April 2005

We think the price is worth it

So responded Madeleine Albright, former US ambassador to the UN, when queried on the fact that more Iraqi children died as a result of sanctions than those who perished in Hiroshima in the wake of an atomic bomb. George W. Bush would probably say the same thing as Madeline Albright, regarding the illegal and immoral invasion of a sovereign nation that posed no threat to the security of the United States. Child malnutrition in Iraq has doubled since the American invasion.
A report to the UN human rights commission in Geneva has concluded that Iraqi children were actually better off under Saddam Hussein than they are now.

This, of course, comes as a bitter blow for all those of us who, like George Bush and Tony Blair, honestly believe that children thrive best when we drop bombs on them from a great height, destroy their cities and blow up hospitals, schools and power stations.

It now appears that, far from improving the quality of life for Iraqi youngsters, the US-led military assault on Iraq has inexplicably doubled the number of children under five suffering from malnutrition. Under Saddam, about 4% of children under five were going hungry, whereas by the end of last year almost 8% were suffering.


Great story Naum, not surprising if you consider the history of American invasions. 35 invasions in 60 years, and only one country has become more democratic (Columbia). 3% success rate, any bets which one Iraq will become?

I notice your two active conservatives ignored this article, but hey, those starving babies, they are terrorists anyway, right Kerry?

You accuse us of ignoring your facts, and yet you not only ignore facts like the one above, but you ignore the vast majority of American history? Now who is full of shit?

In fact, it is interesting which articles the twins answer.

Notice how the liberal America-hating media really picked up on this story? Once again the British pick up a story that our corporate media intentionally ignores.