Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The cost of the occupation

According to the BBC, Baghdad's main mortuary has dealt with over 6,000 violent deaths so far this year. That's over 1,000 a month, and its rising. Meanwhile, according to the Iraqi government, over 180,000 people have been displaced by sectarian violence and ethnic clensing.

This is the cost of the US occupation of Iraq, and the instability they have engendered with their ham-fisted attempts to run the place. Immediately after the fall of Saddam, the US had an opportunity to build a stable Iraq - an opportunity which they squandered because "nation building" - or what normal people would call "planning for the inevitable consequences of winning the war" - was apparently beneath them. And now, ordinary Iraqis are paying the price. Thanks, George!


Is it the cost of occupation or is it the cost of removing saddam?
the test I presume is if the US left would it get better? or would they kill eachother all the same?

Posted by Genius : 6/07/2006 07:02:00 PM