Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Heckuva Job, May-08 Edition

Infant mortality in Iraq soars as young pay the price for war - Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - Two wars and a decade of sanctions have led to a huge rise in the mortality rate among young children in Iraq, leaving statistics that were once the envy of the Arab world now comparable with those of sub-Saharan Africa.

Iraq's Christian Minority Flees Violence - 7 May 2007 at 9:00am - Christians felt relatively safe living as a minority in Iraq, tolerated by their Muslim neighbors while achieving a measure of success. But since Saddam fell, anti-Christian attacks have increased, forcing many to abandon their homes and flee.

White House: U.S. should brace for more casualties - 7 May 2007 at 11:13am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After another bloody weekend for U.S. troops in Iraq, the White House said on Monday Americans should brace for more U.S. casualties in the push for greater security in Baghdad.
Can any "push" lead to "greater security"? So far, every push seems to have resulted only in increased deaths.

Early departures from Bush security team - 7 May 2007 at 2:20pm - WASHINGTON -- Top members of President Bush's national security team are leaving in one of the earliest waves of departures from a second-term administration - nearly two years before Bush's time ends.

Thought for the day:
"No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back." -Turkish proverb

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