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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Results of a 'Crackpot Creed'

It's a country where 43% of the population are in absolute poverty; 28% of its children are malnourished (compared to 19% in 2003); 32% of internally displaced persons who need food rations can't get them; 70% of the people don't have adequate water supplies (up from 50% in 2003); 90 percent of the country’s hospitals lack basic medical and surgical supplies, 80% don't have effective sanitation; 8 million in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Surely the country in question is a suitable case for 'western intervention' of the type favoured by the 'decent' left?

Er, no. The country is Iraq. And, in case you missed it, the 'intervention' has already occured.

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