17 Mar. 2008

The Definition Of Success

Cheney declares Iraq "a successful endeavour":
Shortly after Cheney spoke, a woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up in a cafe in the southern holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala, killing 40 people and wounding 71, police and health officials said.

Bombs in Baghdad killed four and wounded 13.
Cheney promised that the USA will stay in Iraq forever. Seventy percent of Iraqis still want the USA to leave.

In a new report titled Carnage and Despair, Amnesty International points out that forty three percent of Iraqis are living on less than $1 a day, there are worms in the drinking water, women and girls live in constant danger of abduction, rape or killing, tens of thousands are still detained without charge or trial, the death penalty is applied haphazardly, there is a lack of food, shelter, water, sanitation, education, healthcare and employment.
Child malnutrition rates have increased from 19 percent during the period from 1991-2003, when international sanctions were imposed on the country under Saddam Hussein, to 28 percent in 2007.
Success, I tells ya...