Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The state of Iraq

I would anticipate this latest report will garner a great deal of attention. The Australian:
NEARLY 20,000 people have been kidnapped in Iraq since the beginning of the year alone, according to a report published today on violence in the war-torn country.

The survey, which underscores the massive social upheaval caused by rebel activity and increasing sectarian conflict, does not give the number of people killed. However, it says 15,462 people have been wounded.

The 19,548 people kidnapped includes 4959 women and 2350 children, according to the report prepared by a group of 125 non-governmental organisations and made public in the Shi'ite holy city of Karbala.
Meanwhile, the A.P.:
WASHINGTON Apr 19, 2006 (AP)— President Bush said Wednesday he didn't expect to get unanimous support at home for the decision to invade Iraq and said failure there "is not an option."
Actually, Mr. President, failure is an option made more likely by your incompetence and in particular by the continued employment of Donald Rumsfeld.


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