Tuesday, April 12, 2005

In a similar vein to my post on Afghanistan a while back, I present you with this, courtesy of Terry Jones:

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.

And according to the Iraq Index, whereas before the war the average amount of electricity generated nationwide was 4400 megawatts, last month it was 3642. The average hours of electricity per day? 10 hours. Which isn't such a surprise if you believe the Seattle Times, who say that "None of the 19 electrical plants that have had U.S.-financed repair work is being run correctly".

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