Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mission Accomplished (?)

According to the Leftist group The International Red Cross, the situation in Iraq for civilians is dire, and worsening.
Across a range of services, the government's ability to provide for its citizens is declining, it says.

Healthcare is "stretched to the limit" because of the daily violence, and food shortages have led to an increase in malnutrition.

Power shortages are increasing and vital repairs to the country's infrastructure are hampered by security constraints, the report adds.

It says that around one third of the population lives in poverty, while more than 5% live in extreme poverty.

"The conflict in Iraq is inflicting immense suffering on the entire population," the report says.

"Civilians bear the brunt of the relentless violence and the extremely poor security conditions that are disrupting the lives and livelihoods of millions.

"Unemployment and poverty levels are rising and many families continue to rely on government food distributions to cover their immediate needs.

"Much of Iraq's vital infrastructure is in a poor state of repair, owing to lack of maintenance and because security constraints have impeded repair work on electrical power grids, water and sanitation systems, medical facilities and other essential facilities."
Four years in. Hundreds of thousands dead. This is, by far, the largest blunder in the history of the United States Government.

Oh, by the way, catch Osama yet?

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