Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No health for Iraq

A quote amongst a bunch of other horrible quotes:

The combination of sanctions, war and occupation has resulted in Iraq showing the world’s worst evolution in child mortality rate: from an under-five mortality rate of 50 per 1000 live births in 1990, to 125 in 2005. That means an annual deterioration of 6.1 per cent — a world record, well behind very poor and AIDS-affected Botswana. At the outset of the 2003 war, the US administration pledged to cut Iraq’s child mortality rate in half by 2005. But the rate has continued to worsen, to 130 in 2006, according to Iraqi Health Ministry figures.
Be proud, America. Be proud.