Thursday, March 31, 2005



At least they're starving free

The US invasion of Iraq was supposed to turn that country into a better place. Instead, it has led to a doubling of serious childhood malnutrition, and almost a quarter of children being chronically undernourished. Iraq already had appalling statistics in this area due to the cruel international sanctions regime, which is estimated to have killed at least half a million Iraqis children. To make things worse from that baseline really takes effort.

But at least they're starving free, right?

5 comments:

Before the war how did the U.N get there starvation figures for Iraqi children to be 4%

Posted by Sector 7G : 3/31/2005 08:34:00 PM

Im not sure it is all that impressive
I expect that the allies fighting in WWII HUGELY increased malnutrition in NAZI germany and in vichy france and so forth.
The north fighting in the american civil war probably also caused a great rise in malnutrition.

Posted by Genius : 3/31/2005 09:49:00 PM

The Bush doctrine says it's better to starve under free market US-led capitalism than under evil dictators who did all the dirty work of oppression/starvation/torture for them beforehand.

Posted by Uroskin : 4/01/2005 10:55:00 AM

o again make my point....

That has been the doctrine of civilized countries for a long time otherwise we should have all accepted nazism and slavery with open arms.

Of course some fairly civilized countries have said it is better to starve under communism than under capitalism or despotism.

Posted by Genius : 4/01/2005 08:07:00 PM

Hard to tell from the posts but would you suggest it would have been different under some other political structure such as a Clinton or Kerry administration?

Posted by reid : 4/01/2005 10:51:00 PM