Tuesday, May 08, 2007
New studies: 122,000 Iraqi kids died in '05 & Child Abuse and Troop Deployment linked
Firstly, who in their right mind trusted this stumbling and bumbling moron to even handle a small child? Secondly, who would allow their innocent baby to be kissed by the Anti-Christ? Thirdly, how do we even know that he is kissing the baby? Could he be hiding behind that cute bonnet the fact that he is actually engaging in one of his alltime fav pastimes... EATING a baby? And lastly, just look at those evil sneering eyes as he revels in his photo op, which is clearly for his insane base who somehow claims that this man is pro-life. Oh yeah... Bush soooo loves kiddies. Unless of course you happen to have the bad luck of being an Iraqi child or the kid of one of our used and mistreated military members. According to a new study released by Save the Children: "Iraq’s child mortality rate has increased by a staggering 150% since 1990. Some 122,000 Iraqi children died in 2005 before reaching their fifth birthday. More than half of these deaths were among newborn babies in the first month of life." Under the age of 5 and newborns?? Whoa. Given that kids this young are NOT able to be sexually active or live a gay lifestyle, even the most hardcore foaming at the mouth wingnut would be hard-pressed to "justify" the deaths of those Iraqi kids, huh? Personally, as a fellow human being and mom of a newborn AND a 4 yr old, these facts are sickening and utterly staggering to me. Now, even if you happen to accept Walter Russell Mead's "invade Iraq" argument that went thusly: If you accept that 50,000 kids a year die from the sanctions then waiting 10 years for Saddam to leave means you are willing to let 500,000 kids die...... then it sure looks like we are going to do that in a hell of a lot less time, eh? Talk about a stunning pro-life accomplishment for Bush and his Repuke base, huh? Oh well... they're just lil brown Muslim kids, right? But jeeze... ya gotta wonder how this new study can pass the "pro-life" race and religion test even for the mouthbreathing Bush crowd: "A new study in the May 15 issue of American Jrnl of Epidemiology found that when deployments began, reports of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and child neglect quickly jumped from 5 in 1,000 children to 10 in 1,000. The study found that victims were typically age 4 or younger and the abuser was usually the parent who remained at home while a spouse was deployed. Military families had lower rates of child maltreatment than civilian families before war. The study found that abuse rates soared when parents were sent to active duty." Oh well... let's put our heads up our asses and slap on some Bush pro-life glasses to look on the bright side, shall we? At least the Iraqi children and the kids of the troops are lucky enough to be killed in war and abused.... Aborted fetuses never even get to be abused or blown to bits, now do they?