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More dead babies in Iraq
by Mary Shaw | May 10 2007

More than four years ago, George W. Bush invaded Iraq, telling us that he was going to liberate the Iraqi people.

Would someone please give the president a dictionary?

According to an article yesterday in the British newspaper The Independent, there has been a huge rise in the mortality among young children in Iraq, "leaving statistics that were once the envy of the Arab world now comparable with those of sub-Saharan Africa."

The article goes on to say that a study by the Save the Children charity found that "in 1990 Iraq's mortality rate for under-fives was 50 per 1,000 live births. In 2005 it was 125. While many other countries have higher rates - Angola, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, for instance, all have rates above 200 - the increase in Iraq is higher than elsewhere."

Of course the earlier sanctions didn't help. But then Bush blew up the country's infrastructure; hospitals are hurting; doctors are leaving Iraq in droves; and, of course, so many Iraqi children are simply hapless casualties of the war that Bush started for no good reason.

That doesn't sound like liberation to me.
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  -More dead babies in Iraq babylonsister  May-10-07 08:09 AM   #0 
  - The horrors of this war are almost too much to deal with....  marmar   May-10-07 08:19 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 08:19 AM   #2 
  - Hello. Enjoying your morning at DU?  marmar   May-10-07 08:20 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 08:23 AM   #8 
     - Que? "Children are dying" isn't based in reality?  marmar   May-10-07 08:27 AM   #12 
     - infant mortality is not comparable to abortion statistics  lionesspriyanka   May-10-07 08:46 AM   #24 
  - It's a red death rider stink'n up the boards. Peee U  lonestarnot   May-10-07 08:21 AM   #4 
  - Oh boy. This is gonna get good  JVS   May-10-07 08:22 AM   #5 
  - Butter please  malaise   May-10-07 08:26 AM   #11 
  - The point is  moobu2   May-10-07 08:22 AM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 08:25 AM   #10 
     - Define child.  genie_weenie   May-10-07 08:29 AM   #14 
     - thay would not be dying  leftchick   May-10-07 08:44 AM   #23 
     - no its the definition of 'children', only a real idiot cannot see the difference between a 6 week  lionesspriyanka   May-10-07 08:47 AM   #25 
     - Welcome to DU  azurnoir   May-10-07 08:52 AM   #27 
  - So? What's your point?  genie_weenie   May-10-07 08:23 AM   #7 
  - The point, moron, is that your hero kills BORN babies.  WinkyDink   May-10-07 08:28 AM   #13 
  - I'll go slowly here for you  JNelson6563   May-10-07 08:29 AM   #15 
  - Start your own abortion thread; this is about children in Iraq  babylonsister   May-10-07 08:33 AM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 08:38 AM   #18 
     - No, I wasn't wondering, and I see, from your 'service', how compassionate  babylonsister   May-10-07 08:41 AM   #19 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:00 AM   #29 
        - I am responsible for 'me', and I voted. What does that have to do  babylonsister   May-10-07 09:04 AM   #34 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:07 AM   #36 
     - No haven't been to Iraq  azurnoir   May-10-07 09:04 AM   #32 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:11 AM   #38 
        - So is that an implication that I am  azurnoir   May-10-07 09:18 AM   #40 
     - Why were you proud to invade a country that never attacked or threatened us?  Matsubara   May-10-07 09:25 AM   #45 
     - because once you have done something you need a way to justify it  lionesspriyanka   May-10-07 09:28 AM   #47 
     - interacting with a few iraqi children doesnt make you any more aware  lionesspriyanka   May-10-07 09:26 AM   #46 
  - hmmmm, fetus vs a living breathing suffering child?  leftchick   May-10-07 08:42 AM   #21 
  - LOL  proud2Blib   May-10-07 08:42 AM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:20 AM   #42 
  - What do abortions have to do with babies?  Matsubara   May-10-07 09:21 AM   #43 
  - Time to send Bush and Blair to  malaise   May-10-07 08:25 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 08:36 AM   #17 
  - If you consider this war a fight to "free a country" ......  marmar   May-10-07 08:41 AM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:02 AM   #31 
  - "a fight to free a country"?? You're speaking of the U.S., right?  TahitiNut   May-10-07 08:51 AM   #26 
  - Love the avatar, ktoph  JVS   May-10-07 08:52 AM   #28 
  - Seems the baby killer apologist has flown the coop; typical. nt  babylonsister   May-10-07 09:02 AM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:05 AM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:04 AM   #33 
  - The only thing Iraq has been freed from  azurnoir   May-10-07 09:10 AM   #37 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:13 AM   #39 
        - Yes a Kurd said that  azurnoir   May-10-07 09:19 AM   #41 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-07 09:21 AM   #44 
  - Dammit, I missed the troll...  Solon   May-10-07 09:35 AM   #48 
  - To Bush, death is liberation  Solly Mack   May-10-07 09:36 AM   #49 

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